Events

Experience the farm through special hands-on events dedicated to giving visitors a deeper sense of our mission to transform our relationship with farming and food for a healthier planet.

From community programs and seasonal festivals for young children to Farm-to-Table dinners highlighting our local restaurant partners and their commitment to local ingredients, there is something for everyone.

2018 Events

Winter Growing Tour & Talk

Saturday, January 20th from 1pm – 4pm

Come out to the farm and explore best practices for winter growing. As long as the weather allows, participants will tour our year-round growing infrastructure and then venture inside to talk about extension practices for the backyard grower.

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Understanding Integrated Pest Management Practices

Saturday, January 27th from 1pm – 3pm

Are the bugs and weeds in your garden getting you down? Come to the farm and dig into integrated pest management and integrated weed suppression management practices. We’ll focus on organic solutions to help you get out of the weeds.

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Workshop: Compost on the Farm

Saturday, March 10 from 1:00 – 3:30pm

If you think you generate a lot of compost in your household, imagine what it looks like on a farm scale! In this workshop, we’ll discuss what it takes to manage food waste and biomass (leaf piles, grass clippings, etc.), both in your own gardens and on our farm. Learn the science behind what’s in your compost pile, followed by a walking tour of compost in action. The workshop will include both a lecture and a walk around barn and chicken tractor.

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"Out Like a Lamb!" Event

Saturday, March 17 from 9:00am – 2:00pm

You know how the saying goes, “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb”. Celebrate the first signs of spring with us and welcome our newborn lambs! Gather around for a spring story, join us in making a lamb-themed craft, then meet our farmers for some hands-on interactions with our livestock. All activities will be held in our livestock barn with our lambs following along with the fun. This family-friendly event is great for young children! $5/person (ages 2 & under are free), Free for members.

Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting

Saturday, April 7 from 1:00 – 4:00pm

Always wanted to grow healthy fruit trees of your own?  This workshop will cover the science and techniques for grafting and pruning fruit trees in Maine, including a hands-on demonstration in our orchard. You’ll even leave with a tree to cultivate in your home garden.

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Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 19th from 9am – 1pm

A great selection of perennials, annuals, herbs and seedlings, from full shade to full sun, will be available. All plants are donated by volunteers, friends and neighbors. There will be plants for the beginning gardener and those with green thumbs. Whether you are a novice looking to start your first garden or a green thumb looking for something new, our plants run the gamut.  The Annual Plant Sale is a wonderful way to recover from the long winter and support Wolfe’s Neck Center.

Workshop: Draft Power

Saturday, May 19th from 10am – 1pm

Not everyone is burning fuel and using tractors to get the job done around the farm. Some farmers still work their land the old fashion way, with horses, oxen and walk-behind or ride-along equipment.  In this workshop & demo, learn how the farmers communicate with, instruct and train the animals.  Also learn about the equipment used to perform tasks in the forest and field.

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Spring Festival

Saturday, June 2 from 10am – 3pm

Celebrate Spring on the Farm!  Our Spring Festival continues the tradition of great fun and learning for the whole family.  There will be opportunities to explore the trails and gardens, interact with the animals, learn about seeds and plants, and observe farm demonstrations.  For younger children, there will be craft activities, face painting, and a hay pile and tractors to climb.  Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks and our Farm Café, and live music will be playing throughout the day!

Admission directly supports our nonprofit educational farm:
$8/person, ages 3 and under are free
50% off for members, become one today!
No pre-registration needed

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Dig Deeper: The Art & Science of Grazing

Tuesday, June 12 from 4:30-5:30pm

Join author, educator and farmer Sarah Flack for an engaging, informational conversation about grazing management and how the techniques used at Wolfe’s Neck are giving back to the soil.

History Haywagon Ride

Saturday, June 23rd, 10am-12pm
Saturday, July 21, 10am-12pm

Saturday, August 25th, 10am-12pm
Saturday, September 22nd, 10am-12pm 

Join us for a Wagon Ride to the Past…Climb aboard our haywagon and travel through time as you hear stories of the ship captains, fishermen, farmers, teachers, and homemakers who have lived on Wolfe’s Neck over the past 250 years!  This “Wagon Ride to the Past” is a unique opportunity to learn from local historians about the history of our oceanfront farm and the surrounding countryside. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

 

Summer Tasting Event with Miyake

Sunday, June 24th, 5-8pm

Celebrate the beginning of summer with dinner with Masa Miyake and sunset at the Mallet Barn.  Visit a variety of tasting stations and enjoy the freshest flavors of the season.  This event is held at the historic Mallet Barn.

Wildlife at Wolfes Neck – Raptors, Reptiles & Mammals

Saturday – July 7th – 10:00 AM
Little River Tent – $7, free for ages 2 and under
Join the naturalists from the Center for Wildlife for an exciting morning program with their non-releasable live animal ambassadors! Focusing on animals that live in Maine, and using live demonstration and interactive displays, the Center for Wildlife will provide an in-depth introduction to the unique differences between raptors, reptiles, and mammals.

Dig Deeper: What Is Regenerative Agriculture?

Tuesday, July 10 from 4:30-5:30pm

Katherine Paul, Associate Director of the Organic Consumer Association, Board Member of Regeneration International, and Freeport resident, will talk about this old but resurging farming practice and the ways in which Wolfe’s Neck Center and others are embracing it to ensure a healthier planet.

Blueberries for Sal Snack & Story

Monday, August 6 from 10:30am-12pm

We will meet at the Farm Café (134 Burnett Road – Just up the road from the dairy barns and farm house) where we will read the classic Maine story Blueberries for Sal. Then we’ll load into the wagon for a ride to our gardens to pick some delicious high bush blueberries!  After, we’ll use our harvest to make a farm fresh treat with some Stonyfield Yogurt back at the Farm Café.

Dig Deeper: Connecting Maine's Classrooms with Their Communities

Tuesday, August 7 from 4:30-5:30pm

Maine is composed of rich natural resources and close-knit communities.  Morgan Cuthbert, a Yarmouth science teacher and WNC Board Member, along with some of his students, will talk about how to engage kids to become involved citizens within these communities and understand the history and importance of places like Wolfe’s Neck Center.

Family Farm Feast with the Farm Café

Sunday, August 19th, 5-8pm

Set on our main campus with the barns and beautiful ocean views, the Family Farm Feast is a great event for the whole family.   It features our Farm Café’s wood fired pizzas topped with Wolfe’s Neck vegetables and meats, and delicious side salads and homemade desserts.  Haywagon rides and kids’ activities add to the fun.  This event is held at the Little River Campus.

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Annual Golf Outing

Monday, September 10th, 11am – 5pm
Highland Green Golf Club

Enjoy a day of fun, beginning with a farm-grown lunch and an afternoon of farm-inspired golf. This annual fundraising event will offer Wolfe’s Neck Center updates and contributes to our upcoming Fall educational programs.

Fall on the Farm Weekends

Saturdays & Sundays, September 8th – October 21st

We’re celebrating the arrival of fall with a different theme each weekend.  Join us every Saturday and Sunday for special workshops, demonstrations, music, food and more!  Each weekend is unique and will offer activities for all ages.  Pick up some of autumn’s bounty at the Farm Store or head out to our fields on a hayride. There’s no better way to welcome this colorful season!

Farm to Easel Invitational Art Auction with Frontier Café and Gather

Sunday, September 23rd, 3-6pm

Join us for an afternoon of great food from Frontier Café and Gather, and a live and silent art auction featuring local artists. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious appetizers made from farm fresh ingredients and bring home an original piece of art.  This event is held at the historic Mallet Barn.

22nd Annual Harvest Dance featuring Chris Ross and the North

Saturday, September 29th, 6-10pm

Our historic Mallet Barn (built in 1891) provides a unique venue for an evening of local food, local music, local brews, and lots of fun! Doors will open at 6:00 PM with a cash bar and an assortment of local food trucks and vendors. From 7:00 to 8:00 experience Contra Dance fun, then Chris Ross and the North take the stage.  Tickets: $25, Tent & Tickets: $99 for 2, $149 for 4

Tickets on sale August 14 (Members Only) and August 16 (General Public)

Harvest Dinner with the Harraseeket Inn

Sunday, October 14th, 5-8pm

Feast on the harvest of the season with Chef Troy Mains of the Harraseeket Inn, 2018 Maine Chef of the Year.  Enjoy a seated, family-style dinner along with delicious local desserts and drinks.  This event is held at the historic Mallet Barn.

Tickets on sale September 4 (Members Only) and September 6 (General Public)

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Night Tree Event

Saturday, December 8th, 9am – 2pm

A holiday tradition for children, our Night Tree event is inspired by Eve Bunting’s book Night Tree. Her story is about a family that feeds the forest animals by making decorations for a special tree. Each hour during the day, we read her story together, and then decorate pinecones with birdseed and string popcorn, dried fruit and cranberries. We take a short hike on the trails to leave these tasty treats in our woods for the animals.

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Farm-to-Table Dinner Series

Each of our Farm-to-Table dinner is unique, as we partner with a different chef to feature local foods at the peak of their season, harvested here and at other area farms. What they all have in common is that you can expect a beautiful farm setting, live music, great company, and delicious local food and beverages while benefiting our nonprofit.

Community Programs

Engage in moments of fun and learning with your family through one of our many farm and campground programs led by our educators.

Farm Education

Workshops

Our new Backyard Gardener Workshop Series is designed for the aspiring small-scale farmer, and is geared towards adults and children alike.  Each session offers an in-depth exploration of a specific topic through lectures and hands-on activities, granting you the skills needed to confidently and successfully cultivate your own garden space.

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