October/November Events: Great Maine Apple Day, Root Cellars & Chick Farm Tamales

Upcoming Seacoast events and beyond:

• Oct 26 | Goss Farm Tour
Rye Conservation Commission, Rye, NH: Visit the farm and the property, learn about the programs at the farm, view the restoration of the barn from the exterior, see the gardens, the bees, and learn more about the farmer for the spring of 2014.  12:30 – 2:30 pm. FMI: www.town.rye.nh.us

• Oct 27 | Great Maine Apple Day
MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity, ME: Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture. 12 to 4 pm. FMI: www.mofga.org

• Oct 27 | Root Cellaring Class / Tour
Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group, Madbury, NH: Now that you’ve grown lots of your own veggies, or found a local source to purchase them from, learn to make them last into the non-growing season with a root cellar. 12 to 3 pm. FMI: www.meetup.com/GreaterSeacoastPermaculture/

• Oct 28 | UNH Organic Dairy Research Farm Field Day
UNH Agricultural Experiment Station Lee, NH: An opportunity to visit the farm and hear about ongoing work, with a variety of tours and presentations. 10 am to 1 pm. FMI: www.colsa.unh.edu

• Oct 28–29 | Evaluating Flours from Maine-Grown Grain: What the Farmer, Miller and Baker Need to Know
The Maine Grain Alliance, Somerset Grist Mill, Skowhegan, ME: A practical workshop designed to facilitate successful integration of Maine’s grain crop into production baking, focusing on crucial aspects of grain use, from field to oven. FMI: www.kneadingconference.com

• Nov 2–4 | MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference
Point Lookout Resort, Northport, ME: Based on the idea that farmers learn best from their peers and other practitioners. Learn a lot, eat well, share your expertise, make new friends, and reconnect with old ones. FMI: www.mofga.org

• Nov 3 | GWRLT Farm Tour: Tin & Jane Smith
Great Works Regional Land Trust, Wells, ME: Your land can produce food, fuel, and timber and there can be enjoyment and satisfaction in providing it. Join an informal walk and discussion of Tin and Jane’s farm in the Tatnic region of South Berwick and Wells. 10am to 1 pm. FMI: www.gwrlt.org

• Nov 3 | Deep Nutrition and Health from Your Garden Herbs: Making Herbal Infusions
Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group, Barrington, NH: Get the most nutrition and health from some of those tough, mineral-rich, perennial herbs you are growing, and make herbal infusions from your garden herbs. 3 to 5 pm. FMI: www.meetup.com/GreaterSeacoastPermaculture/

• Nov 4 | Chick Farm Chicken Tamales and Churros
Kittery Adult Education, Kittery, ME: Using free-range chicken and organic ingredients, learn to prepare delicious Tamales from David Vargas of Vida Verde. Finish the night off by making the classic Mexican fried dough Churros. 6 to 8 pm. FMI: www.kittery.maineadulted.org

• Nov 4 | Dinner Seminar: A Compromised Generation — The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children
Food and Health Forum, Blue Moon Evolution, Exeter, NH: Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner and presentation with author Beth Lambert as she takes a serious look at the alarming increase of childhood diseases in the US. 6:30 to 9 pm. FMI: www.foodandhealthforum.com

• Nov 5 | What Consumers/Gardeners­ Need to Know About FSMA
Zero Station / The Resilience Hub, Portland, ME: Learn more about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and how our local food system (and our local growers) might be affected. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. FMI: www.meetup.com/portlandpermaculture/

• Nov 6 | Bioneers 2013 Screening & Discussion
Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group, Portsmouth Library, Portsmouth, NH: Featuring inspiring and educational videos from The Bioneers Conference, followed by discussion with Neil Harvey, host of the Bioneers Radio Show. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. FMI: www.meetup.com/GreaterSeacoastPermaculture/

• Nov 7 | Screening: Weight of the Nation
Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter, NH: Documentary about the nation’s obesity epidemic and what our community can do to change that. 4:30 to 7 pm. FMI: www.seacoasteatlocal.org

For additional listings, visit the Seacoast Eat Local calendar.

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