Gluten-Free Baking
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Gluten-Free Baking

Learn about the different types of flours and techniques used in gluten free baking, and how to craft delicious and nutritious baked goods from scratch.  As a bonus, you will learn vegan baking techniques as well! Chef Stacey will finalize the menu on the day of, but ideas of what you might bake include: chocolate quinoa cupcakes with chocolate sweet potato frosting, apple ginger muffins, oatmeal raspberry bars, strawberry & spice crumb cake, coconut macaroons and/or a "raw" pumpkin pecan pie.  These baked goods will be perfect for the upcoming holiday season!  $68.
Instructor: Stacey Hamblett

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Quick & Easy Dinners
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Quick & Easy Dinners

 Don’t sacrifice flavor and nutrition for your busy schedule - there are many ways to create a wholesome meal from scratch in a short amount of time.  In this demonstration-style class, we will create one main dish and a side or two to enjoy together. We’ll also share tips for shopping on a budget, meal planning, and transitioning to a plant-based diet, with plenty of time for Q&A.  Note: Each of the 3 Quick & Easy Dinners class in this schedule is different, so sign up for one, some, or all! Includes full meal.
Instructor: Flora Brown $38.

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Journey to Japan
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Journey to Japan

Sushi! Ramen! Katsu! There are so many delicious Japanese foods. In this class we will cover a few traditional and western style Japanese dishes as well as some basic Japanese staples and techniques. Meal will be provided. Added bonus: your instructor will have just returned from a trip to Japan and will give a quick overview of vegan food in the land of the rising sun. $68.
Instructor: Alex Pine.

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Holiday Treats
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Treats

What says holiday season better than sharing a plate of cookies or desserts with family and friends.   In this hands on class you will learn healthier plant based baking using a variety of ingredients including whole grains, unrefined sweeteners, nuts and non dairy milks to make delicious cookies, brownies and desserts.  You will leave with a variety of cookies and desserts to enjoy! $52.
Instructor: Kathleen Coullard.

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DIY Pantry Staples for the Vegan Kitchen
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

DIY Pantry Staples for the Vegan Kitchen

Why buy it when you can make it? This class will show you how to make and use vegan staples in your everyday cooking. Some topics include:
-    The art and science of nutritional yeast
-    Aquafaba: is it truly fabulous?
-    Everything is better with vegenaise

The staples covered in this class will allow you to veganize most recipes without relying on store-bought substitutes.  Light snacks will be provided and participants will be able to take home their creations. $52.
Instructor: Alex Pine.

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Quick & Easy Dinners
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Quick & Easy Dinners

Don’t sacrifice flavor and nutrition for your busy schedule - there are many ways to create a wholesome meal from scratch in a short amount of time.  In this demonstration-style class, we will create one main dish and a side or two to enjoy together. We’ll also share tips for shopping on a budget, meal planning, and transitioning to a plant-based diet, with plenty of time for Q&A.  Note: Each of the 3 Quick & Easy Dinners class in this schedule is different, so sign up for one, some, or all! Includes full meal. $38.
Instructor: Flora Brown.

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A Kind Thanksgiving Potluck
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

A Kind Thanksgiving Potluck

Bring your favorite plant-based dish and gather with us around the Un-Turkey!   Whether you identify as a carnivore, omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or something/nothing else, please join us in celebrating the fall harvest, our community and good food!   Feel free to contribute a main dish, side, or finger food that is vegan - free of meat, dairy, eggs, & honey. Please bring an index card listing the ingredients in your dish.  BYOB. Free; please RSVP here to help us plan ahead.  

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The Un-Turkey
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

The Un-Turkey

Stuffed squash got you feeling down? Store-bought holiday roast not cutting it? Tired of eating just the sides? Suffer no more, the Unturkey is here! A glorious assemblage of seitan, yuba, and stuffing, the Unturkey is truly the pinnacle of DIY mock meat. 0% cruelty and 100% awesome, this unbird will rock your holiday season.  Join us for the potluck after the class and gobble up as much as you want! Light snacks will be served during the class.
Instructor: Alex Pine.  $38.

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Macro Bowls
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Macro Bowls

 Macro bowls are the latest craze and are named so because they cover all your macronutrients - protein, carbs & fat.  In this class you will learn the foundations of creating macro bowls so you can concoct a variety of healthy and delicious quick and easy meals.  Recipes learned from this class can be carried over and used in other meals as well, so come hungry and ready to be creative!
Instructor: Stacey Hamblett.  $68.

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Back to Basics
Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Back to Basics

Can’t remember the last time you had a good breakfast?  Always scrambling to throw a lunch together? Not sure what to feed your kids after school?  This hands-on class will include a variety of recipes and tips for healthy and easy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to help you break out of old patterns and enjoy making your own delicious, unprocessed food at home.  Each of the three classes in this series is different. Meal included.
Instructor: Flora Brown. $38.

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Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner
Oct
20
5:30 PM17:30

Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner


In the midst of curing squash, harvesting tomatoes, and putting up a new greenhouse, we are very excited to also be planning our first official farm-to-table dinner in The Pod at Frinklepod! 

This will be a plated, sit-down meal featuring four courses of quite possibly the most delicious food you've ever tasted, prepared by private chef Melissa Maidana (of Sol Food) alongside some of your favorite farmers.
Gluten-free friendly. $65/Person. BYOB. 

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Seitan 101
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

Seitan 101

Say-tan, See-tan, Say-ee-tan, wheat meat, or fu, call this classic vegetable protein what you will, it is still delicious. One of the original mock meats, seitan is a versatile protein for any recipe needing a something with a little more heft. In this class we will make some classic preparations of seitan and a few modern ones. We will also cover some of the science and history behind this fantastic food. Plenty of seitan snacks and samples to eat as well as some gluten to take home. Not a class for the gluten intolerant.  
Instructor: Alex Pine. $52.

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Back to Basics
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Back to Basics

Can’t remember the last time you had a good breakfast?  Always scrambling to throw a lunch together? Not sure what to feed your kids after school?  This hands-on class will include a variety of recipes and tips for healthy and easy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to help you break out of old patterns and enjoy making your own delicious, unprocessed food at home.  Each of the three classes in this series is different. Meal included.
Instructor: Flora Brown. $38.

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Farm Food in the Fall! (For Kids ages 6-12)
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Farm Food in the Fall! (For Kids ages 6-12)

 Young foodies, budding chefs, and future farmers: join us as we harvest vegetables right from the fields, bring them into our farm kitchen, and turn them into amazing and delicious food!  We will make both sweet and savory snacks featuring fall ingredients such as potatoes, pumpkin, apples, and more.  When registering, please list child’s name, age, and any allergies.
Instructor: Flora Brown $52.

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Journey to Thailand
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Journey to Thailand

Chef Stacey will share her recent culinary adventures in vegan Thai cuisine and teach you how to make some of these exotic dishes.  Learn about Thai culture and a sampling of the vibrant, colorful healthy foods that can be easily incorporated into your culinary repertoire.  (Offered for a fourth time due to popular demand!) Includes full meal.
Instructor: Stacey Hamblett. $68.

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Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck & Cider Pop-up!
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck & Cider Pop-up!

Portland's newest vehicle of deliciousness, the Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck, will be parked at Frinklepod from 11am-3pm  (or until they sell out).  Serving up "the raddest gourmet vegan junk food," they were a HUGE hit the last time they stopped at the farm!   

Plus, Eden Acres Family Farm will be selling cups of hot and cold cider as well as jugs of cider for you to bring home! (10:30AM-2:00PM). As you may know, certified organic apples are a rarity in this area, so we are so proud of our friends who work hard at Eden Acres in East Waterboro, making delicious cider out of their organic apples. 

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Back to Basics
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Back to Basics

Can’t remember the last time you had a filling breakfast?  Always scrambling to throw a lunch together? Not sure what to feed your kids after school?  This hands-on class will include a variety of recipes and tips for healthy and easy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to help you break out of old patterns and enjoy making your own delicious, unprocessed food at home.  Each of the three classes in this series is different. Meal included.
Instructor: Flora Brown. $38.

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Non-Dairy Cheese
Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

Non-Dairy Cheese

Giving up dairy cheese can feel impossible, but with a little magic in the kitchen, you will be creating your own sliceable, meltable cheeses, spreads and dips, party platters and desserts in no time. This is one our most popular classes because, well, cheese! Includes snacks/light meal. Instructor: Flora Brown. $65.

Space is limited.  Please register here.

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Mexican Masa Fiesta
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Mexican Masa Fiesta

Join Lynne Rowe and Alex Pine of Tortillería Pachanga, Maine's organic corn tortilla company, to explore masa, a corn dough that is used for making tortillas, pupusas, tamales, and many other Latin American dishes. Add some fresh salsas, roasted corn on the cob, and a few other culinary surprises for a colorful feast! Instructors: Lynne Rowe and Alex Pine. $65.

Space is limited.  Please register here.

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Food Preservation Workshop
Aug
6
3:00 PM15:00

Food Preservation Workshop

We are so excited to host the University of Maine Cooperative Extensions's hands-on Food Preservation workshop at the farm. It will teach the basics of pickling including how to use a water bath canner and how to freeze vegetables. Learn from the experts! Fresh produce and canning jars will be provided.
Instructor: Kate McCarty, Food Preservation Professional
$20/person
Register here: https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/pickling-august-6-frinklepod/

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Couples/Date Night
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Couples/Date Night

Spend the evening with your sweetie making a beautiful dinner that nourishes your heart and soul. Mingle with the other couples in the kitchen but then retire to your own personal candlelit table. We will concoct a lovely non-alcoholic drink together but feel free to bring your own beer or wine. Includes full meal. Instructor: Flora Brown $120/couple.

Space is limited.  Please register here.

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Floral Design Workshop
Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

Floral Design Workshop

Join us on the farm for an evening filled with the colors, textures, and scents of mid-summer's most beautiful flowers. Our workshop begins with a farm walk followed by a demonstration of floral design techniques. Then, choose a one-of-a-kind vase and create your own arrangement, with our guidance always nearby! Choose from a plethora of bold and bright classics including asters, zinnias, and snapdragons, as well as unique blooms such as lisianthus, nicotiana, fruiting branches, and interesting foliage.

Cost of $100/student includes a locally handmade ceramic vase to take home, farm fresh refreshments, an overflowing bounty of fresh flowers and natural materials to work with, and the use of specialty tools.  

Register here: https://squareup.com/store/frinklepodfarm/item/floral-design-workshop

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How Grows your Garden?
Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

How Grows your Garden?

This time of year in the garden can be overwhelming, no matter how much planning and hard work you've put in. If you have specific questions, need advice, or could just use some moral support, join Farmer Noah for a Garden Check-In!

Using the farm fields as our classroom, we will address the following topics as they relate to your garden RIGHT NOW:
- Pest Management
- Weeds
- Irrigation
- Harvesting
- Crop Storage
- Succession Planting & Season Extension
- What's working, and what's not???
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$20/person. Sign up here: https://squareup.com/store/frinklepodfarm/item/how-grows-your-garden-july-pm

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Mid-Summer Night's Feast
Jul
25
5:00 PM17:00

Mid-Summer Night's Feast

This class will highlight the best mid-summer vegetables in a colorful and sumptuous feast, outdoors if possible. You'll go home with lots of new recipes and tips & tricks for working with large quantities of cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and more. (If you have your own garden and are feeling particularly challenged by how to make good use of a particular vegetable, let us know at least a week in advance and we will make sure to include tips and recipes for it in our menu!) Instructor: Flora Brown. $65.

Space is limited.  Please register here.

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Food in Jars **CANCELLED**
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Food in Jars **CANCELLED**

POST-PONED TO 2019!

Join us for a hands-on foray into the wonderful world of food in jars - pickles, chutneys, jams, and more!   Marisa McClellan, Philadelphia-based author and blogger behind Food in Jars, will share samples of her many culinary creations, and lead you through four different recipes, using both lacto-fermentation and water bath canning techniques, highlighting seasonal fruits and veggies.  You will bring home a jar of each one!  Feel free to bring a light dish to share for the after-hour lunch potluck at 2pm.  Marisa will also be selling and signing copies of her three cookbooks.  Includes snacks. Instructor: Marisa McClellan. $70.

Space is limited.  Please register here.

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Journey to Thailand
Jul
11
5:00 PM17:00

Journey to Thailand

Offered again due to popular demand! Chef Stacey will share her recent culinary adventures in vegan Thai cuisine and teach you how to make some of these exotic dishes. Learn about Thai culture and a sampling of the vibrant, colorful healthy foods that can be easily incorporated into your culinary repertoire. Includes full meal. Instructor: Stacey Hamblett. $65.

Space is limited.  Please register here.

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Tofu 101
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Tofu 101

Perhaps vegetarian cuisine's most maligned ingredient, tofu is a humble powerhouse that, when used well, can bring your cooking to a whole new level. Alex will demonstrate the process of making fresh tofu from scratch starting with whole organic soybeans, share ideas and recipes for tofu in all sorts of applications, and walk you through the creation of a traditional Japanese tofu entree. Includes light meal. Instructor: Alex Pine. $25.

Space is limited.  Please register here.

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April Verch Band Concert
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

April Verch Band Concert

 

Join us for an afternoon of live music at Frinklepod Farm!  We are ecstatic to welcome April Verch and her band to the outdoor "stage" at The Pod.   Whether you are celebrating Father's Day, Summer Solstice, or just that awesome feeling of enjoying a live performance with others, we hope you will join us.  Tasty treats and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. BYOB.  In the event of rain, the show will be indoors.

Doors open at 3:30, the show starts at 4pm.  

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE.

Please Note:  We are offering a limited number of tickets available due to our limited parking and indoor space, and it is very likely we will "sell out" before the day of the show.  Please plan ahead and buy your tickets in advance!

Bow. Feet. Vox. A trifecta of talent, keeping tradition feisty.

While April Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native OttawaValley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.

One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.

Listen to April here.

Watch April here.

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Vegan Sushi
Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

Vegan Sushi

Let's make sushi!  Summer is coming and is a perfect time to have an outdoor sushi rolling party with your friends.  Join Chef Stacey in this fun class and then host your own sushi party!  Learn how to make fish-free nori rolls, inside out rolls, miso and greens soup, salad with carrot ginger dressing, spicy aioli, and more.  Class menu will be gluten free.   Includes full meal. Instructor: Stacey Hamlet.  $65

Space is limited.  Please register here.

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Grow That Garden
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Grow That Garden

Join Frinklepod Farmer Noah Wentworth for an interactive, on-farm crash course in how to make this year's organic garden the best one yet.

Topics covered include:

  • preparing & maintaining raised beds
  • soil health and amendments for optimal fertility
  • selecting the right crops for your tastes and needs
  • weed & pest management
  • succession planting and extending the harvest

Gardeners of all experience levels welcome, whether this is your first season or your 20th!

This THIRD date has been added due to popular demand!

Space is limited; please register here  or in person at the farm store.

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Grow That Garden- SOLD OUT
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Grow That Garden- SOLD OUT

Join Frinklepod Farmer Noah Wentworth for an interactive, on-farm crash course in how to make this year's organic garden the best one yet.

Topics covered include:

  • preparing & maintaining raised beds
  • soil health and amendments for optimal fertility
  • selecting the right crops for your tastes and needs
  • weed & pest management
  • succession planting and extending the harvest

Gardeners of all experience levels welcome, whether this is your first season or your 20th!

This second date has been added due to popular demand!

Space is limited; please register here  or in person at the farm store.

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Grow That Garden
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Grow That Garden

Join Frinklepod Farmer Noah Wentworth for an interactive, on-farm crash course in how to make this year's organic garden the best one yet.

Topics covered include:

  • preparing & maintaining raised beds
  • soil health and amendments for optimal fertility
  • selecting the right crops for your tastes and needs
  • weed & pest management
  • succession planting and extending the harvest

Gardeners of all experience levels welcome, whether this is your first season or your 20th!

Space is limited; please register here  or in person at the farm store.

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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Paper Flowers for the Holiday Table

Learn to create gorgeous paper peonies just in time for your holiday table! Join Dixfield artist Amity Beane of Florabeane Flowers in this three-hour workshop. Registration includes enough paper, wire, and floral tape for six paper peonies -- you bring your hot glue gun, extra glue sticks, and sharp craft scissors!  Create carpels, fringe stamens, shape petals and learn several techniques of this addictive craft.  You'll choose from white, red or dark purple papers and leave with all the things you need to create the set. Amity will also cover creative ways to display your paper blooms on the holiday table using foraged foliage. With care, your paper flowers will last season after season!  

This workshop will take place at The Pod at Frinklepod Farm.  $60/person covers instruction, materials, and refreshments.  Bring your child (who can work with a hot glue gun and sharp scissors) for $15.  Space is limited so pre-registration is required.  Please sign up here.

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