Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Open Farm Day

Farm tours, free samples, open flower design studio, and cooking/food preservation demos!

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

Sep
10
4:00 pm16:00

Cooking School Open House

Join us for our first open house!  Tour the space, meet the instructors, sample some refreshments, and learn more about our offerings.    

Sep
17
3:00 pm15:00

Fall Hootenanny!

Come celebrate with us in our new year-round space, The Pod.   Live music from Billy Wylder (one of our favorite bands), refreshments, and fun.   More details TBA!


Oct
16
10:00 am10:00

Fall Frolic

Please join us for our annual fall celebration, which also coincides with our 5th birthday AND the official start of our newest farm project, The Pod. Throughout the day there will be professional face painting, refreshments, kids' games, farm tours, and screenings of our crowdfunding video. Also:
10:30 Groundbreaking (we've got the shovels)
1:30 Birthday cake
3:00 Prepping your garden for the Winter workshop (1 hour)

 

Free and open to all ages!

Sep
18
4:00 pm16:00

Fermentation Workshop (Preserving the Harvest)

Come learn the process of making your own sauerkraut, kimchi, and more through the wonders of fermentation at this hands-on food preservation workshop taught by Sarah Harvey, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver volunteer. Discuss the process, equipment, and safety of fermentation. A sample will be created at this hands-on workshop to take home.  $20, scholarship available.  Please pre-register here: https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/preserving-the-harvest-fermentation-arundel-september-18-2016/

Aug
21
3:00 pm15:00

Mushroom Foraging Walk - Canceled

CANCELED: Spend the afternoon in the woods around Frinklepod Farm as we hunt for edible mushrooms and go over the basics of mushroom identification with mycologist Jon Carver. No experience required, but if you have a mushroom field guide bring it along.  $20.  Sign up here.

Aug
9
6:00 pm18:00

Your Health, with the Best of Intestines: Gut Health 101 with Dr. Aline Potvin, ND

Want to make sure you are actually getting the nutrients from the food you eat? Want to resolve heartburn, fatigue, achy joints, skin issues, weight gain, etc., etc.?  The work all begins in the digestive tract, my friends. Join Dr. Aline Potvin in this engaging workshop to learn about simple, natural and home-made solutions for gut support. It’s a great way to kick off your healing journey!   Fee includes electronic copy of Dr. Potvin’s Basic Gut Guide.  $15.  Sign up here.

Aug
3
6:00 pm18:00

Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Join North Spore's lead mycologist, Jon Carver, as he explains how to easily grow mushrooms in outdoor beds and on logs in your backyard.  Workshop fees cover supplies and include a pack of spawn for you to get started on your own mushroom project at home.  $40.  Sign up here. 

Jul
25
6:00 pm18:00

Cooking with Seasonal Vegetables

Learn how to cook simple, delicious plant-based dishes using whole foods, gain the confidence to cook with whatever ingredients you have on hand, and discover new recipes and techniques for every occasion.  Participants will work together to prepare, and then enjoy, a full course meal highlighting local, organic produce finished with a sweet ending.  At The New School, 38 York Street, Kennebunk.  $40   Sign up here.  

Jul
17
4:00 pm16:00

Buzzed Botany

 

Cordials have been used for generations to heal, soothe and nourish! Learn all about the magical makings of herbal infused spirits and the history of plants’ use in liquor, and make a cordial of your very own to take home. You'll also get a book of recipes and a guarantee of no headache the next morning.  $30.  Sign up here.

Pickling Workshop (Preserving the Harvest)
Jul
16
4:00 pm16:00

Pickling Workshop (Preserving the Harvest)

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? UMaine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use a water bath canner to pickle. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars.  $20.

Sign up here: https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/preserving-the-harvest-pickling-arundel-july-16-2016/

Jul
9
3:00 pm15:00

Mushroom Foraging Walk- Cancelled

Cancelled due to lack of rainfall = lack of mushrooms to see/forage.  Please consider signing up for the 8/21 Mushroom Walk (and cross your fingers for some rain this summer!)

Spend the afternoon in the woods around Frinklepod Farm as we hunt for edible mushrooms and go over the basics of mushroom identification with mycologist Jon Carver. No experience required, but if you have a mushroom field guide bring it along.  $20.  Sign up here.

Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Your Health, with the Best of Intestines: Gut Health 101 with Dr. Aline Potvin, ND

Want to make sure you are actually getting the nutrients from the food you eat? Want to resolve heartburn, fatigue, achy joints, skin issues, weight gain, etc., etc.?  The work all begins in the digestive tract, my friends. Join Dr. Aline Potvin in this engaging workshop to learn about simple, natural and home-made solutions for gut support. It’s a great way to kick off your healing journey!   Fee includes electronic copy of Dr. Potvin’s Basic Gut Guide.  $15.  Sign up here.

Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Cooking with Seasonal Vegetables.

Learn how to cook simple, delicious plant-based dishes using whole foods, gain the confidence to cook with whatever ingredients you have on hand, and discover new recipes and techniques for every occasion.  Participants will work together to prepare, and then enjoy, a full course meal highlighting local, organic produce finished with a sweet ending.  At The New School, 38 York Street, Kennebunk.  $40   Sign up here.  

Jun
26
4:00 pm16:00

Herbal Remedies for Anxious Tendencies

Join herbalist Spencre L.R. McGowan in a conversation and introduction to some lovely herbal allies to help combat stress and anxiety.  Learn simple at home remedies, nourishing meal ideas, and self care tools.  You will make your own tincture to take home along with a handmade herbal care guide and recommended reading. $35.  Sign up here.

Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Join North Spore's lead mycologist, Jon Carver, as he explains how to easily grow mushrooms in outdoor beds and on logs in your backyard.  Workshop fees cover supplies and include a pack of spawn for you to get started on your own mushroom project at home.  $40.   Sign up here.

May
14
10:00 am10:00

Opening Day

Opening for the season!  Seedlings, seeds, produce, food products, and gift items galore!

Spring Cleanup/Work Party/Potluck
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

Spring Cleanup/Work Party/Potluck

Come enjoy the fresh spring air and the company of old & new friends while helping us tidy up the farm for the upcoming growing season. We'll be assembling a climbing dome for the kids, cleaning out perennial beds, picking up trash along Log Cabin Road, and so much more!
We'll take a late afternoon break to enjoy an early supper (or "dinner" as the old timers call it). Please bring a vegetarian dish to share, and your own plate and eating utensils.
Kids are welcome!

Oct
11
1:00 pm13:00

Mushroom Walk

Led by Jon Carver of North Spore.    $20/person.  (If you participated in the August Mushroom Walk, the cost is $10/person.) Meet at the farm stand and please wear comfortable shoes and attire that is appropriate for walking through the woods.  Please pre-register here.

About Jon:  Jon grew up foraging wild mushrooms with his father in the Green Mountains of Vermont. From this early interest in mushrooms Jon went on to Pursue a MS degree studying Mycology and most recently worked as the Research and Production Mycologist for Field and Forest Products in Peshtigo, WI. As the Lead Mycologist at North Spore, Jon  is in charge of maintaining our mushroom cultures and researching new strains of wild mushrooms for their potential cultivation. 

Oct
3
2:00 pm14:00

Workshop: Lacto-Fermented Vegetables (e.g. sauerkraut)

Come learn the process of making your own sauerkraut, kimchi, and more through the wonders of fermentation at this hands-on food preservation workshop taught by Arwen Edsall, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver volunteer. Discuss the process, equipment, and safety of fermentation. A sample will be created at this hands-on workshop to take home.

Workshop led by a UMaine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver.  Pre-register here, $20 (scholarships available).

Oct
3
10:00 am10:00

Fall Frolic

Join us for our second annual Fall Frolic.   Featuring a food truck (Farm Concessions, based out of Keene, NH), face painting, activities for all ages, farm tours, and all of our products for sale.

Aug
29
3:00 pm15:00

Kids on the Farm Workshop

 Games and activities around the farm, including preparing a healthy snack.  Pre-register by phone or email, $15/child.  Ages 6-12.

Aug
15
3:00 pm15:00

Mushroom Foraging Workshop & Walk

Led by Jon Carver of North Spore.    $20/person.  Meet at the farm stand and please wear comfortable shoes and attire that is appropriate for walking through the woods.  Please pre-register here.

About Jon:  Jon grew up foraging wild mushrooms with his father in the Green Mountains of Vermont. From this early interest in mushrooms Jon went on to Pursue a MS degree studying Mycology and most recently worked as the Research and Production Mycologist for Field and Forest Products in Peshtigo, WI. As the Lead Mycologist at North Spore, Jon  is in charge of maintaining our mushroom cultures and researching new strains of wild mushrooms for their potential cultivation. 

Aug
1
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Parent/Child Flower Design

Join us at the farm to learn about the basics of floral design! We will give you a tour of our flower beds, teach you how to cut your own flowers, give you some tips on arranging a beautiful bouquet, and set you loose to make your own creation! 

Any combination of adult and child is welcome. No age minimum but adults should be prepared for direct supervision of any cutting with sharp scissors!

$20/couple. Please pre-register here: http://www.frinklepodfarm.org/register/

Jun
27
3:00 pm15:00

Kids on the Farm Workshop

 Games and activities around the farm, including preparing a healthy snack.  Pre-register by phone or email, $15/child.  Ages 6-12.