New Farmer Twilight Meeting – Cut Flowers in Newcastle, ME
Please join the UMaine Extension’s Maine New Farmers’ Project for a New Farmers’ educational Twilight Meeting at Veggies to Table in Newcastle, ME.
Date: POSTPONED to rain date: September 12, 2023 @5pm
Address: 27 Bailey Lane, Newcastle, Maine 04553
We will join Veggies to Table’s Farmer-Executive Director Erica Berman for a tour of the farm with a specific focus on cut flower tips and tricks including dahlia production. Come with your questions about growing flowers in Maine, CSAs, and pop-ups. This is a great opportunity for new farmers to learn about the types of flowers you can grow in Maine, to meet each other, and meet other farmers and ag service providers.
Veggies to Table is a grow-to-donate farm. They grow and donate top-quality organic produce and flowers for those in need of food and joy. Most of their flowers are donated around the community, but some are sold at pop-ups and in local shops. They ran a successful CSA in the past and would be happy to discuss that as well as marketing and social media. Additionally, they had a successful online tuber sale this spring.
Cost: Free, but please register to make sure you stay updated about the event.
Some additional info about Veggies to Table: Veggies to Table believes everyone needs access not only to fresh organic produce but also flowers — ‘food for the soul.’ With their Flower Joy Program, they brighten the day for those in need of a pick-me-up by donating bouquets made with love from the diverse selection of flowers grown on the farm. From local pantries, schools, the Y, hospitals, the Rotary and American Legion, local businesses, and anyone needing some extra sunshine in their day we donate flower joy. If you can’t afford food, you most likely can’t afford flowers, and we work to make sure as many people as possible in our community have access to gorgeous bouquets of #flowerjoy.
They grow everything from dahlias, sunflowers, and zinnias to amaranth, bells of Ireland, ammi, gomphrena, strawflowers, ageratum, calendula, marigolds, tulips, peonies, daffodils, lupin, snapdragons, asters, bee balm, bachelor’s buttons, borage, rudbeckia, cerinthe, celosia and more— over 40 types of flowers and a hundred different varieties.
For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Chris Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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