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Come Visit Dick next Saturday (6/15)!

Come visit Dick of Dick’s Baking on Saturday June 15th from 8 on into the late afternoon at Bell’s IGA’s Customer Appreciation at 6 Stillwater Avenue, Orono, Maine after the market.

He will be there handing out samples of his pies and pickled goods, showing his appreciation for you!

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Events This Fall

We have two upcoming events this fall – one on October 21st in Unity, ME and the other on November 10th and 11th in Bangor, ME.


Both events, the Great Maine Apple Day and the Maine Harvest Festival will be hosting vendors offering delicious goodies.

If you are interested in either event there is more specific information pertaining to the events listed below. We hope you can make it to these great events.

Great Maine Apple Day: 

Celebrate the History, Flavor, and Tradition of Maine Apples

Coming up October 21st from noon to 4 is the Great Maine Apple Day. This will take place at the Common Ground Education Center on 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity Maine. Admission is $4 and $2 for members of MOFGA and Maine Pomological Society.

This will include educational workshops and talks, including apple art, Maine’s rich apple history, cider making, and organic tree care. You will also be able to see and taste rare and heirloom apples as well as bring your own varieties to be identified and sampled.

There will be various vendors offering apples, apple products, home-made goodies, cheeses, honey, wine, and other local products.

There will be an apple pie contest at 3:30 so bring your own pie to taste. Be sure to include a label with all ingredients and label your pie plate with your name and mailing address.

Maine Harvest Festival:

Many of our vendors will be attending the Maine Harvest Festival at the Bangor Civic Center & Auditorium on November 10th and 11th, 2012.

These include:

Elaine’s Basket Cafe

Siberia Farms

Sunset Acres Farm & Dairy

Tea Maineia

Common Ground Country Fair

Hello Readers,

This past weekend I went to the Common Ground Country Fair for the first time. I loved the fair and worked as a vendor for Fisher Farm on Friday, volunteered on Saturday, and spent the day as a consumer on Sunday.

If any of you have the opportunity to either vend at the fair or volunteer you should do it because it’s a good way to get an all around feel for the fair.

I even stayed overnight and camped through the weekend. Having practically lived at the Common Ground Country Fair this past weekend I have lots to report on.

First, I’d like to say that it’s a great privilege and a whole lot of fun vending for a farm! You get to meet a lot of new people and hear how psyched they are about fresh, local produce. We also saw many European Market regulars so thank you for continuing to support the farm- I know the Fisher’s greatly appreciate it.

ImageVolunteering was also fun, I was in the Children’s Area as a “Mad Scientist” and had fun teaching children about why two connected bottles filled with water create a tornado, as well as how an air hockey table works.

As a consumer, the fair is awesome not only because of the cool products, speakers, and animals, but also because many of the vendors are very wise and know a lot about the animals or products they work with.

If you haven’t made conversation with the vendors yet, or haven’t gone to the fair I encourage you to do so next year- you’ll never forget it!

Did you go to the fair? Did you witness anything cool or meet someone fascinating? Let us know we’d love to hear about your experience and what you thought.

Also did you check out the award winners? Fisher Farm won first place for their huge Sweet Potatoes and their apprentice, Sean, won first place for his Painted Mountain Indian Corn. Be sure to congratulate them at the market next weekend.

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