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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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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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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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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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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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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Non-Dairy Cheese
Aug
29
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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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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Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

Fall Frolic Potluck

Our Fall Frolic happens each year in mid-October, and each year takes on a slightly different format.   This year our Fall Frolic is a potluck to celebrate the autumn harvest and each other's company!   Rain or shine, please bring a favorite dish (vegetarian preferred) to share.  All are welcome!

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Herbshop 101
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Herbshop 101

Herbshop 101: A home medicine making class series led by Cassandra Elizabeth.

Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8pm, in October @ The Pod.

LEARN

Materia Medica herb walk around the farm, learning about common local weeds and their uses;

Learning to dry herbs and custom tea blends

INFUSE

Introduction to Tincture Making

Methodology, Ratios, Fancy Words and Uses

SHINE

Intro to Infused Oils and Hydrosols- Making Your Own Plant-based Cosmetics-

Demo of making lotion to take home!

NOURISH

Nutrition and Phytochemistry: Food is Medicine!

Medicinal Culinary Herbs:Infused Vinegars, Electuaries, Honey, Spice Blends-

Making fire cider in class to take home!

$100 per person~ snacks and materials included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

SIGN UP HERE:  https://squareup.com/store/frinklepodfarm/item/herbshop
To learn more about Cassandra Elizabeth: cassandrasgarden.com/bio

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Sep
6
8:00 AM08:00

Hootenanny

 Hootenanny at Frinklepod Farm  Please join us for a fall party at The Pod at Frinklepod, featuring live music by Boston-based global-roots-rock-band Billy Wylder, good food, and friends new and old.  Kids are very welcome.  Please leave your furry friends at home.  Due to the our limited space and parking, we are issuing a finite number of "tickets" for admission to the Hootenanny.  Your contribution (pay what you can) helps pay for this ticketing service, the band and refreshments.  Any additional funds that are raised will go towards completing construction of the 2nd floor of The Pod.     http://frinklepod.brownpapertickets.com/

Hootenanny at Frinklepod Farm

Please join us for a fall party at The Pod at Frinklepod, featuring live music by Boston-based global-roots-rock-band Billy Wylder, good food, and friends new and old.

Kids are very welcome.  Please leave your furry friends at home.

Due to the our limited space and parking, we are issuing a finite number of "tickets" for admission to the Hootenanny.  Your contribution (pay what you can) helps pay for this ticketing service, the band and refreshments.  Any additional funds that are raised will go towards completing construction of the 2nd floor of The Pod.  

http://frinklepod.brownpapertickets.com/

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Food in Jars Workshop with Marisa McClellan
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Food in Jars Workshop with Marisa McClellan

Sign up here: https://squareup.com/store/frinklepodfarm/item/food-in-jars-workshop

Join us for a hands-on foray into the wonderful world of food in jars - pickles, chutneys, jams, and more!   Marisa McClellan, author and blogger behind Food in Jars, will lead you in the creation of four different culinary creations, using both lacto-fermentation and water bath canning techniques.

This workshop will take place at The Pod at Frinklepod Farm, a brand-new commercial kitchen and event venue.  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.

Marisa McClellan is a full-time food writer and canning teacher, and is the voice behind Food in Jars. She is the author of Food in Jars (Running Press 2012), Preserving by the Pint (Running Press 2014), and Naturally Sweet Food in Jars (Running Press 2016). Her writing has appeared on The Food Network, Saveur's website, Table Matters, and in Food 52s Small Batch series. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Portland, Oregon, she now lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Scott.

$70/person or $135 for two participants who register together.  Space is limited to 20 participants.  

https://squareup.com/store/frinklepodfarm/item/food-in-jars-workshop

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