Food and Farming Events Calendar

Use our calendar to find festivals, tours, workshops, field days, courses, and many other kinds of food and farming related events in your area. If you would like us to keep you up to date with any events happening close to you, make sure to sign up with our keep me posted feature.

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Drip Irrigation for Specialty Crop Producers (Jul 28, 2014)
Michigan Farmers Market Association (Homer, MI)

Mark your calendar for a field day event on Drip Irrigation for Specialty Crop Producers on Monday July 28! This will be the first of SIX special field days this summer and fall, and the inaugural season of MIFMA's Farm-based Education Programs. (...)


Rally on Ridge (Jul 29, 2014)
Canton Farmers Market (Canton, MI)

A festive fundraiser for the Farmers Market Event will be held at the Cherry Hill School/Village Theater area on Tuesday, July 29, from 6-9 pm. Enjoy local eats from five Metro Detroit food trucks along with live music, cocktails in the Village Theater, an Ice Cream Social from 6:30-8 pm (while supplies last), lawn games and a bounce house. (...)


Butter Making Workshop (Aug 2, 2014)
Firesign Family Farm (Whitmore Lake, MI)

Learn the "ins and outs" of homestead butter making. Tour the farm, meet the cows, and discuss the affect of various breeds, feeds, seasons, and lactation cycles on cream quality.

Make butter! Skimming, temperature of cream, hand churning, mechanical churning, when it's done churning and what to do next will all be demonstrated and experienced. (...)


Flea Market/Crafter Day (Aug 3, 2014)
Springfield Farmers' Market (Davisburg, MI)

Join us for our second Flea Market/Crafter Day! All of our regular vendors will be there, and we are opening the market to local crafters and antique dealers to come showcase their products.


Using Nutrition Education to Enhance Sales (Aug 7, 2014)
Michigan Farmers Market Association (Grand Rapids, MI)

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) and New City Urban Farm team up to explain how you can increase sales through nutrition education. The YMCA will discuss food assistance programs which support vulnerable families and have proven to dramatically increase profits for farmers and markets. (...)


Battle of the Chefs (Aug 9, 2014)
Mount Clemens Farmers Market (Mount Clemens, MI)

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Preserving the Fresh Bounty Class (Aug 10, 2014)
Springfield Farmers' Market (Davisburg, MI)

Helen Basberg will be joining us once again to teach how to "Preserve the Fresh Bounty." There are basically four ways to preserve fresh vegetables: root-cellaring, drying, canning (pressure and hot-water) or freezing. (...)


Wacousta Community Farmers Market (Aug 14, 2014)
Wacousta Community Farmers Market (Eagle, MI)

This farmers market is in a beautiful rural setting - just 10 minutes west of Lansing, Michigan. More than 30 vendors selling local grown produce, plants, flowers, salsas, honey and more. Vendors also selling Michigan made crafts. (...)