December 13: YCFN program: Let's Talk (and Eat!) Mushrooms
Speaker: Robert Sharood of Mousam Valley Mushrooms
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Location: Nasson Heritage room, Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale, ME 04083
Learn about growing organic culinary mushrooms for the local market from Robert Sharood, the proprietor of Mousam Valley Mushrooms in Springvale, a commercial year-round mushroom cultivation facility. Mr. Sharood will provide a mushroom sampler dish, present a brief program and answer questions about his state-of-the-art, fully automated commercial mushroom cultivation business at a joint meeting of the York County Farmers' Network, the Three Rivers Land Trust, and the Homesteaders Group of the Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church. The public is also invited to attend. Instead of potluck, for this event, please bring your own brown bag dinner. Questions, or if you need directions, please contact Frank Wertheim or Becky Gowdy at UMaine Extension in York County, 207-324-2814 or email@example.com.
December 17–19: New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm sessions, plus evening events
Location: Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101
Cost: $105 - first member of farm or business; $75 each additional member.
Includes more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in‐depth discussion. There is also an extensive Trade Show with over 100 exhibitors. For more information: http://www.newenglandvfc.org.
January 7-9, 2014: Maine Agricultural Trades Show
Time: Tues. Jan. 7, 9 am to 5 pm; Wed. Jan. 8, 9 am to 8 pm; Thurs. Jan. 9, 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
Cost: Admission is free
The 73rd annual Agricultural Trades Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center on January 7-9, 2014. Admission is FREE! Walk through, observe, and learn about different areas of agriculture. Many commercial agriculture associations will hold their annual meetings and sponsor educational workshops over the course of the three days. A full schedule of events and program will be posted on the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry website at http://www.getrealmaine.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/calendar.detail/event_id/94/ in December.
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Let's Talk (and Eat!) Mushrooms
December 13, 6:00 pm
Nasson Heritage Room, Anderson Learning Center
21 Bradeen St., Springvale, ME
with Robert Sharood of Mousam Valley Mushrooms in Springvale
A mushroom sampler dish will be served before a brief presentation from Mr. Sharood. Bring a brown bag dinner, and join fellow YCFN members, Three Rivers Land Trust and the Homesteaders group of the Sanford Unitarian-Universalist Chruch.
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