June 1 2021
  • FARMER Potluck!

    June 1 2021

    Join us for a community potluck to kick off the summer @ Smithereen Farm in downeasternmost Maine.

    Reserve a camping spot ahead of time on Hipcamp.

    We'll see you there!

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June 25 2021
  • DJ Trouble ( WFMU) Dance Party at Reversing Hall

    June 25 2021

    We are tickled pinker than pink by the prospect of a electronic set by DJ trouble of WFMU.
    Time to test out the acoustics in Reversing Hall, our new speaker system for an early season dance party. We will serve blueberry power smoothies so that we can stay up late dancing and still get up early to go harvest seaweed! We also have a concept for applying linseed oil and tung oil to the beautiful wooden walls of the hall while we are dancing.  

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June 26 2021
  • Low, Low Tide Adventures

    June 26 2021 - June 27 2021  

    Seaweed, clams, and all the rest! Harvesting, drying, recipes, ecology, and natural history adventures in the low low tides. Downeast Maine is famous for our 22 foot tides. And the cold Labrador current creates extraordinary algal abundance. Join Kacie Lopato (She Sells Seaweed), her harvest friend Paba, Severine, and Lydia (Seaweed Commons) for a Full moon time spring tide ! These are the low low lows that let us access the subtidal algae.

    We will cover the ecology and biology of the seaweed ecosystem, hand-harvest techniques, regulations, drying, processing and culmination of the wild algae species that abound in our area. Perhaps Jon Levitt will come dig clams with us.

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July 11 2021
  • Yurt Sauna Building Workshop

    July 11 2021 - July 17 2021  
    Smithereen Farm, 767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

    Carpenter and Yurt builder Mike Iacona lives in Vermont, and was a friend of Bill Coperthwaite who taught him about yurt building. Mike takes a thoughtful approach to ecological living and materials choice, tuning the design and appropriate systems to the task at hand. Mike ran the highly beloved Greenhorns YurtCamp in 2019. This year he returns to work with us to build a Yurt Sauna.

    The 11’ diameter sauna yurt will be made from locally milled wood, following the vernacular Taper-Wall yurt style. We will have a strong focus on the use of hand tools (saws, block planes, axes, drawknives, etc) as well as some limited power tool use where needed.

    No prior experience is necessary - simply bring your willingness to learn. We offer this workshop on a sliding scale with a donation of $100 - $350 to our facilitating non profit, Greenhorns. This helps us cover food, teacher travel/ honorarium and material costs. Participants provide their own housing with tents, you can camp at the farm. Each participant will take home a wooden bench.

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July 21 2021
  • Kayakers ashore!

    July 21 2021 - July 23 2021  

    Kroka kayak expeditioners come ashore at Smithereen Farm.
    https://kroka.org/

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  • Kayakers ashore!

    July 21 2021 - July 23 2021  
    Smithereen Farm, 767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

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August 7 2021
  • "Voices from the Barrens" Film Screening at Reversing Hall

    August 7 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Documentary film screening of "Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries, and Sovereignty" at Reversing Hall, including Zoom panel discussion with director Nancy Ghertner and others involved in the making of the film.
    Learn more about the film: https://www.voicesfromthebarrens.com/

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  • Maine Wild Blueberry Weekend with Chef Odessa Piper

    August 7 2021 - August 8 2021  
    Smithereen Farm, 767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

    We are glad to partner with The Wild Blueberry Commission this year to participate in Maine's first ever Wild Blueberry Weekend on August 7-8, 2021. Join us for an open farm weekend to delight in the regional wonder of the lowbush blueberry barrens; warm, blue, and dribbly for the whole family!

    We are offering camping, u-pick harvesting, rolling cooking workshops led by Odessa Piper [Saturday: ultimate blueberry pie, Sunday: hand-churned ice cream, tarts and other blueberry treats], convivial family dinners of clam chowder and pizza-oven-charred pizza on Saturday and Sunday evenings, and a film screening of “Voices from the Barrens, Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty”. Lydia will hold no-cost kid’s programming while the grown-ups learn flaky pie dough tricks. Come camp, pick, eat, watch, and learn.

    See the Maine Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Conservation for more information.

    Time slots for Household Berry Delight Cooking Workshops:
    $20 / workshop slot. Max 10 participants

    SATURDAY: Tips, Tricks, and Triumphs in Blueberry pie
    9am-11am
    2pm-4pm

    SUNDAY: Rolling Blueberry Usage Workshop: perhaps ice cream, perhaps jam
    9am-11am
    2pm-4pm

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August 14 2021
  • Chokecherry Harvest, Process, Feast! Workshop with Rachel Alexandrou

    August 14 2021 - August 16 2021  
    Smithereen Farm, 767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

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August 18 2021
  • Historic Preservation, overview and tactics tour

    August 18 2021 - August 19 2021  

    Historic Preservation can be fun!Cherishing and repairing the rotty Hall.Washington County has some of the finest 18th and 19th century architecture on the Atlantic seaboard, much of it imperiled by our cold winters, shrinking population and thin economic base. The civic buildings, churches and halls of Downeast Maine were built during the age of sail, lumber, ship building and early industrial development of our rivers. Now the rivers are being restored, but what about the buildings! We’ve got some wonderful farms in Downeast Maine, though we could use some more— but there is also a critical need for skilled craftspersons and tradespersons in Washington County now that the economy has improved. With the rest of the Atlantic coast increasingly out of reach, this is a place were a person willing to swing a hammer can actually get some equity going! This is the topic of a strategic session on Historic preservation in Downeast Maine with Jonathan Hall of Maine Preservation, Les Fossel of Restoration Resources ( tireless advocate of Historic Preservation and one of Maine’s foremost preservation contractors), and Mike Reddy, Smithereen Farm Carpenter. Join the three of them for a slideshow, walkabout, big talkative lunches, and skill-building hands-on workshop as we contend with the reality all around us, including the 1896 build Odd Fellows hall, " REVERSING HALL" building that is the home of Greenhorns in Maine. We will visit other great buildings talk about triage and approaches, review the existing learning opportunities, and bust out the hammers ourselves.

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August 21 2021
  • Roses and Petals with Fatima Durkee and Anna Morton

    August 21 2021

    Roses for a Day! Witnessing, harvesting, preparing, anointing, blending and infusing. Mythical and practical explorations. Bring your own basket.

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August 27 2021
  • Forests, Florals & Foreshore with Christine Mulhke + Courtney Burns

    August 27 2021 - August 29 2021  
    Smithereen Farm, 767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

    Drying, dyeing and preserving the seasons with chef and cookbook author Cortney Burns (Bar Tartine, “Nourish Me Home”), cookbook author and former Bon Appetit and NYT Magazine food editor Christine Muhlke, and Abbye Churchill, a multidisciplinary artist and author who works with textiles, plants, food and community. Come take classes and cook a dinner as they explore some of the area’s ingredients, from spruce tips and mixed florals to seaweed and vegetable ferments. Smithereen Farm is so lucky to host such power babes in product development for value-added goodies that rhyme with this landscape. It will culminate in a very big meal.

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September 11 2021
  • Grazing for Regeneration with Willy Reid

    September 11 2021

    Coming soon.

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September 18 2021
  • Biodynamics: Land, Sea, and Stars Workshop with Barbara Shinn

    September 18 2021 - September 19 2021  
    Smithereen Farm, 767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

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September 24 2021
  • MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair

    September 24 2021 - September 26 2021  

    Catch the Greenhorns and Smithereen Farm crew at MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair.

    https://www.mofga.org/the-fair/

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October 2 2021