The food vendors at the Common Ground Country Fair are a vibrant representation of MOFGA's work to promote sustainable agriculture, preferably organic and whenever possible, Maine-based. We give considerable preference to vendors serving organic meals and require vendors to use Maine-grown organic ingredients when available. We work closely with vendors to make connections with local organic farmers and growers and we expect vendors to do their utmost to ensure the integrity and sustainability of all ingredients served at the Fair.
The standards for food vending at the Common Ground Country Fair are high but the results are a wonder. The variety is unparalleled and the food delicious.
If you are interested in applying to be a food vendor at the Fair, first review the guidelines and food policy prior to beginning your application. Some of the requirements for vending food at the Common Ground Country Fair include:
• Abide by the MOFGA Food Policy which directs vendors to use organic ingredients from Maine whenever possible
• Submit a detailed list of all ingredients with your application
• Save receipts from your food purchases for verification during the Fair
• Use only biodegradable compostable dinner ware (plates, bowls, cups, forks, spoons, etc...) Please see the Bio-ware Resource Sheet.
Part One: The Food Policy & Guidelines. Please read the packet to familarize yourself with the guidelines. It will help you when you fill out the ingredient and application forms.
Part Two: The Menu and Food Ingredients Form. This is a fillable pdf form that you complete on your computer using Adobe Reader. It is a Mac and PC compatible pdf form, but may require that you update your version of Adobe Reader. If you try to open it in your internet browser it may not work, you must download the form. Please try right clicking (or control-clicking on a mac) on the link and selecting the "Save Link As" option from the dropdown menu. Save the form on your computer and open it from there.
Part Three: The Online Booth Application. The actual booth application is an online form. You can use the online form on a Windows, Mac or Linux computer as long as you're using a supported web browser and have an Internet connection. The supported browsers are:
The Online 2016 Food Vendor Application is available here.
Do NOT print this form. Contact the office with any questions (207) 568-4142
Complete Set of Application Forms (Includes Food Policy, Guidelines, Menu & Ingredients Form, Affidavit, and Ingredient Carryover Form) (This is NOT a substitute for the online application but a PDF portfolio of supporting documents and forms.)
MOFGA Food Policy and Food Vendor Guidelines
Bio-ware Resource Sheet
Menu and Food Ingredients Form - If you try to open it in your internet browser it may not work, you must download the form. Please try right clicking (or control-clicking on a mac) on the link and selecting the "Save Link As" option from the dropdown menu. Save the form on your computer and open it from there.
Affidavit Verifying Organic Practices
Ingredient Carryover Form (for returning vendors)
Food Vendor Booth Application (online link)
Fair Propane Checklist
Please consider completing your application online. Paper applications can be requested, but may be assessed an extra processing fee.