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MOFGA Volunteer Bri Beecher

June 2016

Dressed in an outfit specifically color coordinated with that year's Common Ground Country Fair volunteer staff Fair T-shirts, Bri Beecher is a super salesperson at the Rose Gate during the Fair. As coordinator for the membership table at that gate, she speaks about MOFGA enthusiastically.


MOFGA Volunteer Patti Hamilton

March 1, 2016

In 2012, after Patti Hamilton and her husband, Chris, had been living at their current Whitefield farm for a while, they began discussing names for the property and for Patti's dairy business. That summer as she worked in the garden, a barred owl sat in the trees during daylight hours – which is unusual – hooting its characteristic "Who cooks for you?" call. Patti decided this was a perfect metaphor for her work and for the farm businesses – and so Barred Owl Creamery and Catering was named.


Volunteer Check-in at Common Ground

December 2015

"Family" is the word that immediately comes to mind when you meet the cheerful group of coordinators and staff at the volunteer check-in tent at the Common Ground Country Fair. Even late on Sunday afternoon of the Fair, their enthusiasm for their task is undimmed. They are one big happy family.



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