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Events

Happenings in the local grain & food community, in Skowhegan and beyond.

Skowhegan Farmer's Market

SATURDAYS 9AM – 1PM
Maine Grains, 42 Court Street Skowhegan, Maine
During the summer, from May – October, we can be found EVERY SATURDAY from 9am -1pm at the Somerset Gristmill (old jail) on the corner of Court and High Street behind Hight Chevrolet, in the parking lot beside our local farm to table restaurant, The Miller’s Table.

Recent Events

2019 Kneading Conference

JULY 25 – 26TH 2019, 9AM – 5PM
Skowhegan State Fairgrounds

33 Constitution Avenue, Skowhegan, Maine
Each year we gather farmers, millers, bakers, maltsters, researchers, and grain enthusiasts from around the world for two days of intensive baking workshops, wood-fired oven building workshops, and discussions about grain growing and running grain businesses. Attendees choose from hands-on workshops, live demonstrations, lectures, panel discussions and more.

Maine Artisan Bread Fair

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019, 9AM – 3PM
Skowhegan State Fairgrounds
33 Constitution Avenue, Skowhegan, Maine

Come for delicious breads and pastries, handmade pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, handmade kitchen wares, Artisan halvah, maple syrup, jams, butter, cheese, the best books and equipment for baking at home, professional bakers to answer your questions, live music, beautiful kitchen linens, demos, and superb Maine made foods.

Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31  3PM – 7PM
Historic Downtown Skowhegan, Maine

Maine Grains Gristmill Tour beginning at 1:30pm. The 4th annual Skowhegan Brew fest will feature an array of Maine craft brewers, local food vendors featuring farm-to-table fare, live music, and guided tours of Maine Grains at the Somerset Grist Mill and of Skowhegan’s section of the Langlais Art Trail will combine to make an unforgettable close to summer.

 

Rusted Rooster Farm Tour & Grain Walk

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH – 1PM
60 Cates Rd. Parkman, ME 04443

Potluck supper beginning at 4pm. Demonstration on cleaning and drying grains, including a demo of an Almaz cleaner and solar bubble dryer as part of MGA’s Post-harvest Grain Project. Efficient strategies for cleaning, drying and storing high quality grains as well as to increase market value of a wide variety of grains through the use of innovative equipment. Later in the day we will spend time in the fields and talk about the crops, soil health and their diversified livestock collection. 

Bread & Brews - MOFGA & MGA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019 – 2PM
MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Maine Grain Alliance & MOFGA kick off the first annual Bread and Brews festival at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity.
 Bread and Brews will showcase Maine-grown grains and the local producers, bakers and brewers who use them. This educational and culinary event features beer tasting, live music, workshops, food trucks and overnight camping.

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