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April 18: Riverside Grange Chicken Dinner and Open Community Service Meeting
Time: 5:00 pm, dinner; 6:00 pm, meeting
Location: Riverside Grange Hall, 488 Little River Rd., Lebanon, ME  04027
Cost: free
   Come learn more about one of the oldest fraternal organizations in the country, and its focus on local agriculture. Join your farming neighbors, and meet local state representative Karen Gerrish and Town of Lebanon Board of Selectmen, as well as both state and local Grange educators and speakers. For more information, contact Daniel Corliss, Master, at 207-608-2409.

April 22 - 26:  Fryeburg Youth Show and Belted Galloway Show and Sale
   The largest youth show in the northeast takes place every year at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. For more info and schedule of events, see

April 26: Baler Workshop at Spring Creek Farm
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Spring Creek Farm, Drown Lane, Lyman, ME
   Join Rodney Harmon and Mike Tarbox for this York County Farm Bureau workshop. Save the date! More info soon.

April 28: Scale Sealing (Certification) with State Inspector
Time: 8 am - 11 am (possibly to noon, if needed)
Location: McDougal Orchards, 201 Hanson Ridge Rd., Springvale, ME 04083
   Michael Caldero of the Maine State office of Weights and Measures will certify the accuracy of your scales at this event.  Please RSVP to McDougal Orchards, 324-5054, or, to indicate when you can arrive with your scale(s.) Be sure to have your scale calibrated ahead of time; the inspector certifies the accuracy of the scale, but doesn't do calibrations.

May 13: YCFN Field Trip to Casella's Hawk Ridge Compost facility
Time: meet at 9:30 - 9:45 am
Location: 1100 Waterville Rd., Unity, ME
   YCFN members invited to tour Casella Organics compost facility at Hawk Ridge in Unity; tour will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Lunch is on your own, with suggestions from Casella guide Gene Barker. ​Then plan to stop in Lewiston on Lincoln St., arriving at about 1:30 - 2:00 pm, for a one-hour tour of the Lewiston-Auburn Pollution Control Authority's new anaerobic digester. Great informational day for all! Link to: Directions to both sites.

June 28: Taste of York County
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Gneiss Brewing Company in Limerick, ME 
   Save the Date for this York County Farm Bureau annual event at a great location. The brewers grow some of their own hops, and are using pigs to root out future farm land. More info soon.
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YCFN Field Trip to
Casella's Hawk Ridge Compost facility in Unity,
and visit Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control anaerobic digester 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
meet at 9:30 - 9:45 am in Unity, ME, for 1.5 - 2 hour tour, then 
meet at 1:30 - 2:00 in Lewiston for 1 hour tour
See full details at listing below.
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