On the last day of summer in Maine the best place to be was the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine. The weather was perfect and you could feel the change of seasons in the air as a cold front moved through. This fair is sponsored by The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. It has become an annual go-to destination for farmers and artisans throughout New England. You will not find fried dough or deep fried Oreo cookies at this fair.
There was organic fair food
There was food and farm stand art
There were beautiful garden displays
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
There were fair critters
Junior Exhibitors-the future poultry keepers
Don’t have a clue what this is, but it got a blue ribbon.
Breed-Red Ranger Variety-Meat bird – He looked mean and not lean to me.
There were creative artisans
Beyond Plumbing Sculpture by Master plumber – firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden Faces – Cowan@gardenfaces.com
madder root-hand printed-organic linens – http://www.madderroot.com
Weaving a Life – weave the true you
Weaving a Life is a world mission to promote weaving as a pathway to peace
Susan Barrett Merrill of Weaving a Life is a person I have known for many years. I was so happy to see her at the fair. We met and became friends over 30 years ago in the wilds of Washington County, Maine. As I got to know her and her family I came to appreciate her talent as an artist and weaver. Those many years ago when we first met, our first home was lacking a window in a spot where I wanted one. My husband commissioned her to weave me a window. I still have that beautiful piece of art hanging in my home. It is titled,
A Window for Susan
If you are into weaving, or thinking about it, contact her. She has a nurturing soul. Now, to weave the rest of this fair together….
There was fair hair, lots of people eating fair fare…
and, lots of…ahh…unique things to see…
like this funny cow!
I believe this is the largest crowd I have seen in attendance in many years. I hope you Mainers got to go and if you didn’t I hope you enjoyed some of the highlights from my perspective. My feet were tired, but my organic spirit enlightened.