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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Common Ground
Country Fair

September 23, 24 & 25, 2016

Gates open at 9:00 am each day.

Vendors open until 6:00 on Friday and Saturday, 5:00 on Sunday.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine group to promote sustainable-food tourism in visit to Quebec
Portland Press Herald - 9/10/2016.
By Doug Harlow - A contingent of Skowhegan-area business people interested in farm-to-table and craft beer enterprises will travel Monday to Quebec City for a three-day tour to test the waters of cross-border collaboration.
Mr. Chekov’s girlfriend now a Boothbay organic farmer
Wiscasset Newspaper - 9/9/2016.
By Bill Pearson - When Maine organic farmer Mary-Linda Rapelye was introduced as one of the judges at the Miss Windjammer pageant on June 28, people who she never met knew of her instantly from the brief bio read by the master of ceremonies.
Six reasons to go to the 2016 Common Ground Country Fair
Bangor Daily News - 9/8/2016.
By Kathleen Pierce - Sept. 23-25 marks the annual gathering of modern farmers at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity. Because homesteaders and growers often toil alone, this shared celebration of the rural life is Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s signature shindig. Yes, you can eat well, take in a folk show and shop a mega farmers market, but there is so much more to learn and experience. Here are six reasons to go this year.
South Portland passes pesticide ban that puts education over enforcement
Portland Press Herald - 9/7/2016.
By Kelley Bouchard - The City Council gave final approval Wednesday to a revised landscape pesticide ban that will be penalty-free when it takes effect but could result in fines in the future.
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September 23-25 - Common Ground Country Fair

October 2 - Introduction to Fermentation

October 7 - MOFGA's Common Ground Call-In Radio Show

October 8 - Aroostook Apple Day

October 8-10 - Nose to Tail Pork Processing

October: 10: Landscape Quilting Workshop

October 12: Gardening Q & A with Eric Sideman

October 13 - Flower Arranging Workshop

October 14 - 5th Annual Maine Farm to School Conference

October 15 - Post-Fair Cleanup

October 16 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 4-6 - Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 17-20 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops

November 18-19 - Chainsaw & Forestry Safety Courses


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