Local Food Events Calendar

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Starting a Small Intensive Commercial Farm For Local Markets (Jan 28, 2015 - Mar 25, 2015)
Future Harvest CASA and Balto Co Extension (Cockeysville, MD)

Wednesday Evenings, Jan 28, - Mar 25 Starting a Small Intensive Commercial Farm For Local Markets

In this workshop series beginning next Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm in Hunt Valley (a few miles north of 695 Baltimore beltway), farmers and Extension professionals explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. (...)

Sheepman Supply Open House & Complimentary Pancake Breakfast (Feb 14, 2015)
2015 Frederick County Sheep Breeders (Maryland) (Jefferson, MD)

Take a break from lambing and kidding chores and cleaning the barn to meet fellow shepherds at the Sheepman Supply Open House and complimentary breakfast hosted by Bob & Charlotte Dinsmore and their staff - at the Ceresville New Holland Dealership and Sheepman Supply, 8102 Liberty Road (Rt. (...)

Spring Basics - Respectful, Chemical Free Beekeeping (Feb 15, 2015)
Azure B LLC hosted by Greenstreet Gardens (Alexandria, VA)

Do you Love honey? Interested in helping to preserve the honeybees? Join us! We have teamed up with Azure B LLC to provide you with all the knowledge you need to begin beekeeping. This workshop will get you started!. (...)

Spring Basics - Respectful, Chemical Free Beekeeping (Mar 1, 2015)
Ancestral Knowledge with Azure B LLC (Mt. Rainier, MD)

Do you love honey? Would you like to help preserve honeybees as a species and the future of agriculture? This workshop will start you down the path of forming your relationship with the honeybee. In this workshop you will learn the basics of beekeeping - the lingo, equipment, honeybee life cycle, feed, planting for bees, how to start, using the tools, the basic inspection, seasonal duties, and the diseases that threaten their existence. (...)

4th Annual Permaculture Design Certification Course (Mar 7, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015)
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

Permaculture is an ecologically inspired landscape system that bonds food, energy, shelter and water. Permaculture principles provide the student with the basic knowledge to make decisions that are ecologically sound, and economically viable, on designs of any size, from a small-scale backyard project to a large-scale project such as a farm or city development. (...)

Lambing Clinic (Mar 14, 2015)
Owens Farm (Sunbury, PA)

Pack years of lambing experience into one day with small ruminant veterinarian Dr. Jackie Rapp, a panel of shepherds, and a barnful of lambs. Presentations, Q&A, lots of hands-on . Details, registration www. (...)

Pastured Pork Day (Apr 18, 2015)
Owens Farm (Sunbury, PA)

Thinking about raising pigs outdoors? Will they ruin your pasture? Will they escape? How will you get them in the trailer? What to feed? Three pastured pork producers and a nutritionist, all members of PASA, share their experience on the day-to-day realities and challenges of raising pigs outdoors. (...)

Rose Hill Manor Easter Egg Roll -- and Farm's Spring Open House (Apr 19, 2015)
2015 Frederick County Sheep Breeders (Maryland) (Jefferson, MD)

What is an Easter Egg Roll without lambs, baby goats, cows, bunnies, chicks and ducklings.

Each year, on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, the Rose Hill Manor Park has an Easter Egg Roll for Kids. (...)