Annual Thanksgiving Potluck

posted Oct 18, 2018, 10:59 AM by The Morris Farm Trust   [ updated ]

Come out to the farm and help us give thanks for all we have received in our lives this year! We are fortunate to have forged relationships with many in our community who value what the Morris Farm contributes. And we just want to say thanks! Thanks to the Wiscasset School system for their help though out the year, to the Master Gardeners Program who this year grew over 800# of produce to contribute to the Boothbay Food Pantry, to our community gardens participants, to the Bowdoin College students who help with maintenance of the farm, to the Morris Farm Store vendors, our Board of Directors, our AmeriCorps Vista volunteer, our Agriculture Educator, and to those who have unselfishly donated time and money to the mission of The Morris Farm.

So please join us on Thursday, November 15 at the Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset for our Community Potluck. We’ll be cooking the turkeys, making some fixins’, offering a variety of non-alcoholic beverages(you may BYOB) and a little musical accompaniment.  We have 2 seatings available, 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Sign up on the website: or call 882-4080 or email to reserve your spot and what your potluck item will be! See you then!


Cooking Series and Introduction to Integrative Nutrition

posted Oct 5, 2018, 6:05 AM by The Morris Farm Trust   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 1:20 PM by The Morris Farm Store ]


with Julie Mitchell, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

 Tuesdays, October 23, 30, November 6, 13

5:30 - 7:00 PM  (time can be adjusted to meet the needs of the group)

 These are hands-on, interactive classes, meant to be informative and fun!

$15 per class, includes ingredients and yummy things to eat and/or take home!

All participants will receive 1-1 free consultation with Julie, scheduled at a separate time.

Class 1: Glorious Greens: Learn why greens are so important to our health for both prevention of disease and inflammation, as well as detoxifying the body and healing it.  They are so important, I put them into an exclusive category of their own!

In this class participants will learn how to prepare roasted, sautéed, and raw green veggies (learn how to massage your kale!) as well as a basic green smoothie that can be modified for medicinal purposes. We will discuss the pros and cons of smoothies vs. juicing. You will also come away with information on powerful herbs and spices and how to use them in cooking and teas to support your body in ways such as digestion, relaxation and sleep, reducing inflammation and pain, etc.

There will be a informal introduction to the fundamentals of Integrative Nutrition. Concepts such as deconstructing cravings, “crowding out,” bio-individuality, and “Primary Foods” will all be explained.  Please come with questions about your personal health and feel free to share in a safe, accepting environment. Those willing to share, will  provide examples of what the coaching process is like, and leave with 1 or 2 personal suggestions or action steps for the following week. (All participants will receive a free 1-1 consultation with Julie, scheduled at a separate time.)

Class 2: Vegan? Vegetarian? Paleo? Keto?  What does it means to eat a plant-based diet, and what is right for you?: In this class we will explore the confusing and contradictory concepts about nutrition and focus on how each of us is a bio-individual.  We will discuss cravings and what they mean as well as how to know if you have food sensitivities.  Bring your questions about plant proteins, vs. animal proteins, eating theories and experiences with particular “programs” and prepare to ditch your “dieting mindset” forever!  We will have a brief group coaching session giving each person an opportunity to share what is new and good, or challenges they had from the week before.  You will be encouraged to identify 1-2 action steps that you will implement the next week.

During this class participants will make several dishes and soup that can be modified to meet the needs of vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, and omnivores!   We will marvel about the benefits of bone broth and it’s nourishing and healing powers!  I will introduce some less familiar food items and teach you how to incorporate them into your menus. 

Class 3:  Cook Once : Eat Twice (at least) The importance of Food Prepping and transforming leftovers: This class will focus on how to make great lunches and dinner items that can keep in a mason jar for several days without getting soggy or stale!  We will make salad, soup, tabouleh, quinoa pilaf, soba noodle salad,  all using the same veggies that can be prepped on a Sunday afternoon!  Learning to roast and prep food in bulk is key in getting through the week successfully.  When we are tired and don’t have food prepared, it’s easy to make choices that don’t serve us well! This class will include another coaching circle in which you will have the opportunity to share successes, challenges and questions, and leave with a goal for the following week.

Class 4:  To be decided by the group… we will tailor this last class to the needs of the group: We can cook during this class, or have a celebratory pot-luck in which we all bring something that illustrates something new we have learned or tried from the class.

Some Suggestions for class discussion:  Navigating through the Holidays; Sugar Blues; Eating for Digestive health (micro biome); Sleep Hygiene; Mindfulness, meditation and the power of positive thinking; How to handle picky eaters, and other childhood issues


A Field Course in Old Barns

posted Oct 3, 2018, 6:47 AM by The Morris Farm Trust

A Field Course on Old Barns will be offered by MSAD #40 to begin on October 16 in Waldoboro.  Future classes will be at the barns of class members. The course will be taught by Les Fossel, who will donate his portion to the Morris Farm in Wiscasset.

This is a course for people who have an old barn (that perhaps needs repairs), want an old barn, or just love old barns! The emphasis will be on practical ways to maintain your old barn at an affordable cost. The first session is in the classroom: October 16 at 6:30 PM at Medomak Valley High School. After that, meetings will be held in the old barns of class members and scheduled at times convenient for class members. There will be as many sessions as are required to visit the barns of class members who want their barns visited (but no more than 12 people). This course is co-sponsored by the Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset through the instructor.

The last class will be a potluck supper at the instructor’s house, where class members can see the instructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into his reference library on early buildings (one of the very best in Maine). NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time of future classes will be determined by class members in a way to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible.

Les Fossel is one of Maine’s foremost experts on early buildings. His award-winning business has specialized in preserving our early buildings since 1975. He has lectured throughout Maine and the Northeast, including as a faculty member for the University of Southern Maine. More information on his business enterprises is available at:

The fee for this course is $74.  For more information or to register, go to MSAD #40 Adult Education (320 Manktown Road, Waldoroboro): (201-832-5205) or


posted Jun 6, 2017, 7:53 AM by The Morris Farm Trust   [ updated Oct 13, 2018, 10:38 PM ]

We have many great opportunities to volunteer. 
  • Summer Camp is starting the week of the 4th of July. There are Junior Camp positions and general help needed.
  •  Our store is open and needs people to run the register. We have a new look and great products
  •  We need people to come and help groom the grounds and trails. Come see the beauty of the farm in summer.
  •  And lots of great volunteers of all ages for The Tour de Farms and the Corgi Walk this fall.

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