Open Farm Day 2023 Sign Up

Open Farm Day 2023 Sign Up, Farmer Webinar April 5 at 5:00 p.m.

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It’s time for farms to sign up for Open Farm Day; the deadline is May 1. The event is July 23. Here are resources to help you get ready. First up is a farmer webinar happening Wednesday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. Next you’ll find news worth saving for future use: event sign up info, important datespromotional details, and resources, plus useful info from Real Maine — Sincerely, Anne Open Farm Day Organizer

Open Farm Day Ideas Webinar April 5 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Do you want to be a host site for Maine Open Farm Day?
  • Looking to learn from other participating farms?
  • We can help! RSVP to our webinar

The “Open Farm Day Ideas” webinar returns! This year, to encourage idea sharing, we’re inviting you to join us live. Plus we have farmer guest panelists. Tell a friend and bring a friend. RSVP is requested so we can email you the Teams meeting link.

How to join:

  • RSVP to receive the Teams meeting link (if you don’t already have an invite).
  • You will receive an email and calendar invite with the meeting info.
  • There are three ways to join, choose whichever works for you: 
    1. Call the teleconference number 
    2. Use the internet to join on Teams from a mobile app 
    3. Use the internet to join on Teams from a computer

What we plan to discuss:

  • Farmer Q and A for preparing, promoting and participating. We’ll learn how farms prepare to welcome visitors, and ways they customize this promotional event for their goals.
  • Learn where to find helpful resources and how to sign up before 5/1/2023, which is the deadline to be included in most promotional materials.
  • Plus networking and brainstorming with other farmers.

Who should attend:

  • Any Maine farm that is already signed up for, or would like to sign up for, Maine’s Open Farm Day. 
  • Maine farms participating in other special event days throughout the year are welcome too.

Ready to Sign Up For Open Farm Day?

Now is the time to sign up! Four important things to know:

  1. This annual event happens the fourth Sunday, July 23, 2023 this year
  2. There is no fee to join promotions or to be a Real Maine member, but you must opt in via Real Maine. You will need an active membership account. Log into your account Password re-set request link
  3. Please, read our instructions for signing up. The sign up steps differ for those with who currently have a Real Maine account, and those who don’t. 
  4. Not sure if you have a Real Maine account? Take a look. Search for your farm on RealMaine.Com

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Important Dates

  • April 5 Webinar | Hear from a panel of farmers who participate in this event. Farmers will share their experiences. This will be an opportunity for all participants to network. Staff will share recommendations to help you make the most of planning and promotional tools.
  • May 1 Sign up deadline | Read about promotions
  • July 24 Open Farm Day | Most farms are open 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., but farms have the choice to customize their schedule to meet their goals.

About the Open Farm Day Promotions

  • Opt in deadline to be included in print promotions is May 1, 2023.
  • Print promotions: features your business name, town and contact info in our summer our publication. View recent publications for reference
  • You may also submit an event for the Real Maine event calendar. You can submit community events via the member portal
  • Real Maine promotes the statewide event with print, radio, web and news stories to encourage visitors to meet participating farms on Open Farm Day.

Helpful resources to plan Open Farm Day

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