The goal of 4-H Fridays on the Farm is to expose teens ages 12-18 to Maine agriculture and create workforce development skills through a variety of different hands-on, farm visits throughout the state. Teens may join for one week or all four to experience what different farms across the state have to offer. Each session will include an opportunity for teens to take a tour of operations, gain hands-on experience, and consider their role in the Maine Food System.
Select Your Sites
Select the sites you plan on attending. Please note: there is a limit of 10 youth for each date/site.
Mulberry Farms, Raymond, ME – July 16, 9–noon.
Mulberry Farms in Raymond, Maine is run by the Pecoraro Family. Mulberry Farms specializes in organic fruits and vegetables.
Rustic Roots Farm, Farmington, ME – July 23, 9–noon.
Rustic Roots Farm is a small-scale farm in Farmington, Maine producing sustainably-grown mixed vegetables. They offer weekly farm shares and sell locally to restaurants and the public at Farmers’ markets.
Seed Pro Inc, Island Falls, ME – July 30, 9–noon.
Seed Pro Inc, along with the family farm, Daniel J. Corey Farm based in Monticello, centers around the development, production and harvesting of potatoes. At their Island Falls facility, which includes a research laboratory and greenhouse, they develop seed for distribution throughout the entire East Coast.
Brigeen Farms, Turner, ME – August 6, 9–noon.
Brigeen Farms is a tenth-generation family-owned and operated dairy farm Since 1777, they have cared for dairy cows and produced fresh, high-quality milk as part of Maine’s strong dairy industry.
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