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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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. (...)


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. (...)


Monarch Butterfly Festival (Aug 17, 2014)
Springfield Farmers' Market (Davisburg, MI)

Join us for the award-winning Monarch Butterfly Festival! Learn about Monarch Butterflies, do a butterfly take home craft, take a short class, purchase a butterfly for release into the wild on our milkweed preserve, check out butterfly related vendors and get your face painted for FREE. (...)


Annual Nourishing Ways Potluck (Aug 19, 2014)
Nourishing Ways of West Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI)

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Preserving Foods at Home (Aug 21, 2014)
Bellevue Farmers Market (Bellevue, MI)

Mark your calendar for August 21st. Michigan State University Extension will offer a food preservation workshop at the Bellevue Farmers Market in Washington Park. Learn up to date food preservation skills and techniques so that you safely preserve food for your family. (...)