September 28, 2012

A Visit to The Common Ground Country Fair in Maine

Betsy Perreten, my stable manager, recently spent some vacation time visiting family members in Maine, saying that it was a very pleasant time.  She had heard about the Common Ground Country Fair and decided to attend on opening day.  This was the 36th Common Ground Country Fair, organized by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and held at the 200-acre grounds of the association headquarters in Unity, Maine.  With the growing interest in organic farming, this fair has become very important and extremely popular.  It brings together people from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine.  This year the fair drew 59,000 visitors and netted $300,000 in ticket sales and booth fees.  That money pays for training programs for new farmers, workshops, and operating expenses.  I hope you enjoy Betsy’s photos!

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