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As we all know, the Common Ground Fair offers a wide variety of agricultural events and demonstrations for fairgoer’s to participate in or to observe as a spectator including, 5K foot race, donkey and mule shows, draft horse show, Harry S. Truman manure and horseshoe pitch, fleece show, sheep dog demonstrations, blacksmith demonstrations, a number of keynote/featured speakers and presentations, public policy teach-in, children’s area, garden parade, composting and recycling, country kitchen demonstrations, live music, etc. Carrots, beets, cabbage, celery, plus much more will be available at the farmer’s markets during the Common Ground Fair in Unity. (Photo courtesy of Jean English)
Did you know there’s not one Farmer’s Market, but two at the Common Ground Fair? The Pine Gate and the Rose Gate Farmer’s Market’s will be open for business. One at each main entrance into the fair: The Pine Gate will be situated to the south, while the Rose Gate will be located to the north. Both markets will be full of organic fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, dairy and other farm goods produced right here in Maine. Uncover new varieties of vegetables, rare seeds, or sample sausages, beef, or chicken. Have a question about where the food comes from, not a problem, ask the farmer right then and there who either grew it or raised it, from their farm to your table.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will be sponsoring the 40th Annual Common Ground Country Fair beginning on Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th and will be located on 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity. For more information contact 207-568-4142, email: mofga@mofga.org or visit www.mofga.org for a full schedule and map of events.