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2018: Another Great Year for Great Fiber at Common Ground

January 2019

Sales for the Fleece Tent at MOFGA’s 42nd Common Ground Country Fair were again very gratifying. The 214 units sold represented about 675 pounds of Maine fiber, with Friday as our busiest day. This is great news for both the Fleece Tent coordinators and the 33 growers who had fiber in this sale. The results reconfirm that the Fleece Tent is a top destination for fiber lovers from Maine and beyond seeking the best of Maine fiber.


Common Ground Country Fair Ribbons and Awards 2018

5K Footrace
Agricultural Products Awards
Best of Food
Donkey and Mule Show
Draft Horse Show
Exhibition Hall Awards
Harry S. Truman Manure Pitch 2018
Livestock Awards
Oxen Scoot
Poultry Ribbons
Social and Political Action Area
Teamster of the Day




A Common Ground Country Fair Thank You

November 13, 2018

The week after the Fair was an explosion of beautiful autumn colors that carried forward the positive vibrations of the Fair into cleanup week. We are now receiving some much-needed rain, and the touch of winter in the air has started us dreaming of next year’s possibilities and reflecting on the season.


MOFGA Volunteer Survey

October 15, 2018

Did you volunteer for the Common Ground Country Fair? Have you volunteered at MOFGA in the past? If so, thank you! We would like to solicit feedback from our large and dedicated volunteer community so that we can improve your experience. Please complete our short Volunteer Survey. As you fill it out, supplemental questions will appear in a few places to ask for more detail, but it should only take about 10 minutes to give us your feedback. If you would prefer a paper copy, please call 207-568-4142.


Congratulations to Heiwa Tofu

Best In Show among the 2018 Common Ground Country Fair Food Vendors!

Other awards went to:

That's Some Different! – Fresh Ella's; Best Bite for the Buck – Shiitake Fry ; Tradition! – Finest Fried Maine Seafood; Best Farm to Table – Three Leaf Foods; First Impression (best new food or drink) – Smokin' Phil's Belly Bustin' BBQ; Taste, Not Trash – Marble Family Farms; Here's the Meat – Maine Falafel Company; Where's the Beef? (vegetarian) – Flatbread Company; Where's the Cheese? (vegan) – Salad Cowboys – The Buckle Farm; Better than Chocolate (dessert) – Island Cow Ice Cream; Best Fresh & Simple – 4M Productions; Best Booth Presentation – Chai Wallahs of Maine; Best Service – Rock City Coffee; Best Beverage – Solar Cafe Firewater.


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