Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop with Warren Kramer

A Special 2-Part Workshop with Warren Kramer, Macrobiotic Counselor, Lecturer and Cooking Teacher.

Cooking Class:  All About the Protein  (9:30am to 12:30pm) How many times have you been asked or heard: So where do you get your protein if you are not eating animal or dairy foods?  In this informative and fun class Warren will demonstrate a number of delicious dishes using beans, tempeh and tofu. We will also discuss exactly where protein is found in a well rounded natural foods diet.   Warren will also discuss the digestibility of beans and how to enhance that in our cooking if that is a concern. Recipes will be provided anda full meal will be served from soup to dessert. Everything you wanted to know about protein and more!

Lecture:  Understanding Cravings and Addictions  (1:30-3pm) Cravings are our friend; they are there to help us find balance and satisfaction.  They are influenced by our activity, the environment, foods we are eating and of course our emotions.  As many of us have experienced when our cravings are out of control, emotionally we are up and down as well.  In this class we will look closely at what specific cravings mean and how to satisfy them without compromising our health.  Some of the cravings we will address include: sugar, chocolate, baked flour, chips and crunchy snacks, animal protein, coffee, dairy food, salt and others.  

Full-Day Workshop: $90/ Fee for cooking class/lunch only: $65/ Fee for lecture only:  $35

Warren Kramer has been practicing macrobiotics for 30 years.  He is a counselor, lecturer and cooking teacher and is recognized internationally.  He was assistant to Michio Kushi for 11 years. Mr. Kushi and his wife Aveline started the natural foods movement in the 1960's.  Warren was on the faculty of the Kushi institute for many years and taught with Denny Waxman at his school as well. Currently Warren teaches in 13 cities in the US and Canada on an ongoing basis.  He is one of the presenters at the Taste of Health Conference at Sea. Warren lives in Brighton, MA with his wife Fatim and son Adam.

http://frinklepodfarm.com/cook/

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Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

Ayurveda 101 and Spring Blessings

Join Tabetha at Frinklepod Farm for a refreshing and fun filled evening learning about the basic principles of Ayurveda, an ancient science of medicine. The evening will start off with a 60 minute yoga flow welcoming the Full Pink Moon & the Spring season by planting seeds of good intentions, then moving into an educational workshop about Ayurveda. During this time you will make a delicious & healing meal crafted around your personal dosha using seasonal produce from the greenhouse and other fresh ingredients. We will end the evening with a blessing under the moon. You will have a beautiful packet of information to take home, along with your own personal dosha spice blend to use at home! 

Tabetha Leach is a 200-RYT with a passion for holistic health and delicious food. With a background in mental health, she uses her education & natural intuition to craft trauma sensitive yoga classes designed for all bodies and levels of practice, focused on yoking the body and breath delivering a practice healing for the mind, body and soul. She is self taught in the kitchen and on nutritional health - practicing and learning for last 17 years, with being vegetarian for the past 7 of those years. She likes to create fun healthy dishes that take on those heavy meat filled classics and turns them into satisfying lighter meals using plant protein alternatives. She believes that the gut is just as important as the brain for overall balance and functionality in the body, recently finding Ayurveda and its principals and incorporating those into her daily living. 

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Eco Printing Workshop
Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

Eco Printing Workshop

Capture leaf and flower images directly on paper and fabric using a process called eco printing.  In this class, we will experiment with eco printing on fabric and paper.  First, we will gather wild and cultivated plants from around the farm to use for printing. Then, you will learn how to treat paper with a mordant that helps the plant pigments bind to the paper.  You will arrange plants on your mordanted papers and steam them to capture nature’s beauty.  In the afternoon, you will take your learning from paper to fabric.  Students will be provided with four mordanted pieces of fabric, including one silk scarf.   You will leave with lots of prints that can be used for cards, framed pictures, or collages, as well as fabric that can be embroidered or turned into wall hangings.

Materials Students Need to Bring to Class – scissors for cutting plants;   optional bucket of plant material (leaves, flowers) for printing.  (Teacher will e-mail students before class to recommend plants to bring. )  

Workshop fee:  $60 + Material fee:  $25

Sign-up info TBA

Instructor: Mary Delaney

About Mary: I currently live on a lake in Norway, Maine, having retired from a busy professional career that did not allow as much time for creativity as I would have liked.  Surrounded by quiet and natural beauty, I am blessed to have reached a stage in my life where I can focus my time and energy on my passion for fiber art.  I love combining color, texture and patterns to create interesting new designs.  Whether I am recycling old wool into new rugs, playing with dye and eco prints on new scarves and old linen, or adding texture to a piece with embroidered embellishments, I am delighted to combine color, texture and pattern to express my creativity and joy.  Wool is my favorite medium, but thread, plants and dyes all fascinate me. More at www.marydelanofiberart.com/

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Movie Night: "Tomorrow"
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

Movie Night: "Tomorrow"

“Without question, this is absolutely the best and most creative film on the future of humanity and the environment” — Paul Hawken

Watch the trailer here!

Finger-food vegan potluck at 5:30, film starts at 6pm and will be followed by an informal discussion. Please note that this will take place in our new 2nd floor space, Gather in The Pod, which is only accessible by stairs.

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Concert: Samantha Crain
Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

Concert: Samantha Crain

We are so honored to have been asked to host the Maine stop of Samantha Crain’s “Living Room Tour.” Samantha Crain is a Choctaw singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and poet from Oklahoma. If you appreciate amazing live concert experiences, you will not want to miss this show!

Ticket sales are coordinated by Samantha’s management. You MUST buy tickets in advance! https://undertowshows.com/collections/samantha-crain/products/portland-me-march-11

More about Samantha Crain: https://www.samanthacrain.com/

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Film Screening: "Okja"
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

Film Screening: "Okja"

Film Screening: “Okja.”  Finger-food vegan potluck at 5:30, film starts at 6pm and will be followed by an informal discussion. Presented in partnership with @theveganconversation and all are welcome. Please note that this will take place in our new 2nd floor space, Gather in The Pod, which is only accessible by stairs.

Free. Please RSVP here to help us plan ahead.

About the Film: For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja--a massive animal and an even bigger friend--at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja...while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home. Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy and drama, Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) begins with the gentlest of premises--the bond between man and animal--and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all.

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Concert: Brooke Annibale with Calliope Landgrebe
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Concert: Brooke Annibale with Calliope Landgrebe

Spend the evening with us in GATHER in The Pod at Frinklepod Farm for an indie-pop concert featuring nationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter Brooke Annibale. Calliope Landgrebe of Arundel will open the show. Light refreshments will be available; BYOB. A limited number of tickets will be sold online and in our farm store; please reserve because we may sell out before the day of the show! Tickets bought in advance will also get you priority seating. $15/person. BUY TICKETS HERE.

6pm Doors Open/ 7pm Show

About Brooke Annibale: Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale sheds a bit of her indie-acoustic skin on her newest record Hold to The Light--a pop-progressive album that offers a fusion of textured electronic and traditional (guitar, strings, keys) instrumentation with songs bearing Brooke’s keen, soulful lyricism.  Produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive) the record features the contributions of seasoned artists Sam Kassirer on Keys; Zachariah Hickman (Ray Lamontagne) on Bass; Josh Kaufman (The National) on accompanying guitars; Sean Trischka (Oh Pep!) on Drums; and Matt Douglas (Sylvan Esso, Mountain Goats) on Woodwinds.

 Hold to The Light is an exciting evolution in Brooke’s career as a musician. Her creative roots run deep with family connected to music--her maternal grandfather founded a music store, selling instruments and sound equipment, which continues to operate today in Pittsburgh, PA. Brooke began playing guitar at 14 and since then her passion for making and performing music has taken her all over the country. She released her first full-length record, Silence Worth Breaking in 2011, produced at The Smoakstack in Nashville, followed by 2013’s EP Words in Your Eyes and 2015’s The Simple Fear. 

On the road, Brooke has recently been on tour opening for Josh Ritter, Margaret Glaspy, Great Lake Swimmers, Jesca Hoop, Iron & Wine, Rufus Wainwright, Aoife O’Donovan, The Handsome Family and others. Her songs have been featured on Sirius XM radio in addition to being placed in multiple TV shows including Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Hart of Dixie, Vampire Diaries and more.

Listen, watch videos, learn more at brookeannibale.com

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Film Screening: "Eating Animals"
Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

Film Screening: "Eating Animals"

Film Screening: “Eating Animals”  Finger-food vegan potluck at 5:30, film starts at 6pm and will be followed by an informal discussion. Presented in partnership with @theveganconversation and all are welcome. Please note that this will take place in our new 2nd floor space, Gather in The Pod, which is only accessible by stairs.

Free. Please RSVP here to help us plan ahead.

About the film: How much do you know about the food that's on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, Eating Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

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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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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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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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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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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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