2, Friday | July 20, 2012, Maine Food & Farms
A Message from Commissioner Walter Whitcomb Please join us for Maine Open Farm Day on Sunday, July 22. The farm folks have a lot to show you! As a way of thanking you for your interest in seeing where your food is growing, we invite you to see firsthand the land and the animals. Our Maine farm families that work everyday growing food and fiber are anxious to meet you. The life journey from seed to final crop, from baby animal to maturity is played out each day on the farm and you’re invited to watch the action on Open Farm Day. This supplement features a complete listing of the Maine farms that will open their doors to you on July 22. Many farms have arranged for special educa-
tional programs so you can — depending on your host — see cheese being made, enjoy a wagon ride, pat the animals, tour a garden, learn about planting, see spinning demonstrations, pick some eggs, observe honeybees at work, feed the calves, tour a vineyard and so much more! Shop in the Gift Shops and at the Farm Stands, grab a bite to eat, or pack your own lunch and make a day of it with family and friends! Share in the pride of Maine farmers as they show you how they grow their food. The broccoli, strawberries, pole beans, potatoes, cranberries, sweet corn, and blueberries (just to name a few) will all be
there growing, soon to be a feature in a nearby market. Buying local really does wonders for our community. It’s one thing to tell your children that food doesn’t grow on the supermarket shelf; it’s another to see it, touch it, and feel it first hand. As farmers, we know that when the sun comes up each morning there will be something new and interesting on the farm. Our farmers are excited to share with you some of the same experiences that they experience every day. Come join us on what we all hope will be a bright, not too warm, late-July day. See you on July 22!
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom enjoys great year, prepares for 2013 MAITC Mission Statement: “To promote the understanding of agriculture and natural resources among students, educators, and the general public” Maine Agriculture in the Classroom has had a very prosperous year. As a result of the Agriculture Specialty License Plate, over 48,000 Maine students received Agricultural Education programs this year, grants were distributed for $60,000 to Maine Schools and Education programs, and volunteers read and presented Ag books to over 600 classrooms across the state. This year, the five-day MAITC Summer
Teachers Institute, awarding professional development and 3.6 CEU credits, will be held at the University of Southern Maine July 23-27. Armloads of curriculum, classroom activities, books and resources will be provided for participants. Two days of local farm tours will include dairy, oxen, fiber, and vegetable farms on-land, and a trip on Casco Bay to visit a Maine Mussel Farm. Teachers will build worm composting bins for their classrooms, work with fiber, and network with other educators from across the state that are using agriculture as a teaching tool. The 2012 MAITC Teacher of the Year, Erik Wade from Hope Elementary School, has been awarded the National AITC “Excellence in Teaching About Agricul-
ture” award sponsored by USDA and awarded on a trip to Colorado in June 2012. Erik will be sharing his program at the Institute as well as participating. Applications for 2013 are due on September 1, 2012. Teachers may apply or receive nominations from others. You can find the application on our Web site, www.MaineAgintheClassroom.org. The 2013 winner will travel, expenses paid, to Minneapolis, Minn. and the National AITC Conference there in June 2013. To be added to the E-Newsletter mailing list, send your request to email@example.com.
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom 2012 Teacher of the Year Erik Wade from Hope Elementary School uses agriculture to teach math and science in grades six through eight. He has been awarded the National USDA “Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture” award.
Maine School Garden Network plans second School Garden Open House
The Maine School Garden Network is a group of volunteers that believes in the value of teaching children to grow, cook, and enjoy eating healthful food. Its vision is to see a garden at every school. Its mission is to encourage, support, educate, and connect those who wish to garden with youth.
MSGN’s board members and partners include educators, farmers, nutritionists, and landscapers. They represent local and statewide organizations, including the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, the Maine Association of Conservation Districts, Healthy Maine Partnerships, the Maine Farm to School Network, Maine Agriculture in the Classroom, the Maine Department of Education, the Maine Department of Agriculture, and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. In addition to serving as a resource for teachers and other youth garden coordinators, MSGN sponsors local and regional events designed to highlight the importance of gardening with children and young people. In April it partnered with Maine Agriculture in the Classroom and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to present another very successful
Maine School Garden Day, held this year at Buckfield Junior Senior High School. And in late September it will sponsor Maine’s second annual School Garden Open House. This year’s School Garden Open House is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 29, in conjunction with Maine Harvest Lunch week (September 26-30.) Open House events will be held at schools and educational gardens across Maine to raise awareness of the myriad benefits of garden programs for youth. Last year a dozen schools participated in the Open House and offered activities that included student-led garden tours, cider pressing, a compost workshop, garden art projects, gardenthemed games, and garden-sourced food samples. This year there will also be opportunities to plant garlic for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s “Garlic for Good” project. All School Garden Open House events will be free and open to the public. For further details about these events, or to learn more about the Maine School Garden Network go to the MSGN Web site, www.msgn.org, or contact MSGN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine Food & Farms, Friday | July 20, 2012, 3
Upcoming Agricultural Fairs & Events The Maine Department of Agriculture supports many agricultural events, and Maine has some of the best agricultural fairs in New England. Visit www.GetRealMaine.com for the latest information, or visit the fairs’ Web sites to learn more.
LICENSED AGRICULTURAL FAIRS Jun 2 - Jun 3: Maine Fiber Frolic, Waldoboro - www.FiberFrolic.com Jul 4 - Jul 8: Houlton Fair, Houlton - www.houltonfair.com Jul 12 - Jul 15: Ossipee Valley Fair, South Hiram www.ossipeevalleyfair.com Jul 20 - Jul 22: Waterford World’s Fair, North Waterford www.waterfordworldsfair.org Jul 26 - Jul 29: Pittston Fair, Pittston - www.pittstonfair.com Jul 27 - Aug 5: Bangor State Fair, Bangor - www.bangorstatefair.com
Jul 27 - Aug 4: Northern Maine Fair, Presque Isle www.northernmainefairgrounds.com Aug 1 - Aug 4: Monmouth Fair, Monmouth www.monmouthfair.com Aug 7 - Aug 12: Topsham Fair, Topsham - www.topshamfair.net Aug 9 - Aug 18: Skowhegan State Fair, Skowhegan www.skowheganstatefair.com Aug 18 - Aug 25: Union Fair, Union - www.unionfair.org Aug 23 - Aug 26: Piscataquis Valley Fair, Dover-Foxcroft www.piscataquisvalleyfair.com Aug 23 - Aug 26: Acton Fair, Acton - www.actonfair.net Aug 26 - Sep 3: Windsor Fair, Windsor - www.windsorfair.com Aug 30 - Sep 3: Blue Hill Fair, Blue Hill - www.bluehillfair.com Aug 31 - Sep 3: Springfield Fair, Springfield www.thespringfieldfair.com Aug 31 - Sep 3: Harmony Fair, Harmony - www.harmonyfrefair.com Sep 6 - Sep 9: Clinton Lions Fair, Clinton - www.clintonliansfair.com Sep 7 - Sep 9: Litchfield Fair, Litchfield Sep 12 - Sep 15: Oxford County Fair, Oxford www.oxfordcountyfair.com Sep 14 - Sep 16: New Portland Lion’s Fair, N. New Portland Sep 16 - Sep 22: Farmington Fair, Farmington www.farmingtonfairmaine.com Sep 21 - Sep 23: Common Ground Fair, Unity - www.mofga.org Sep 23 - Sep 29: Cumberland Fair, Cumberland Center www.cumberlandfair.com Sep 30 - Oct 9: Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg - www.fryeburgfair.com
Sep 15 - Cornish Horseman’s Day, Cornish
Aug 22 - Aug 23: Maine Farm Days - Each year, this event is held for two days at a Maine farm. This year’s event will be held at Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton. Sep 14 - Sep 30 - Big E (West Springfield, Mass.) - The Big E is known as the only cross-state agricultural fair, and all six New England states participate: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Maine has a strong presence at the Big E, as it will at this 96th annual event. Learn more at www.TheBigE.com. Sep 29: “Maine Day” at the Big E Nov 10 - Nov 11: Maine Harvest Festival - Held at the Bangor Civic Center, this features “the best Maine has to offer,” from Mainegrown foods to chefs preparing delicious meals. Learn more at www.maineharvestfestival.com. Jan 2013: Join us at the Ag Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center.
Not Just Blueberries. Wild Blueberries. WILD BLUEBERRIES: NATURE’S ANTIOXIDANT SUPERFRUIT.
berries––Wild Blueberries the Power of Blue®
HEALTHY GOODNESS, FRESH OR FROZEN
©2011 Wild Blueberry Association of North America
4, Friday | July 20, 2012, Maine Food & Farms
Maine Farmers Markets Augusta Farmers’ Market - Wed & Sat 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Augusta - Farmers’ Market at Mill Park - Tue 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Augusta - Larry’s Farmers Market - M-W-F 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Augusta - Viles Arboretum Farmers’ Market - Fri 2 - 5 p.m.
BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY DEBRA BELL
Bangor - Downtown Bangor Outdoor Market - n/a Bangor - European Farmers’ Market - Sat 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bangor - Ohio Street Farmer’s Market - Wed 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Bar Harbor - Eden Bar Harbor Farmer’s Market - Sun 9 a.m. – Noon, from May 13 - Oct 28 Bar Harbor/Town Hill - Acadia Farmers Market - Fri 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Bar Harbor Winter Indoor Farmer’s Market - Sat 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bath Farmers’ Market - Sat 8:30 a.m. - Noon Bath Winter Farmers’ Market - n/a Belfast Farmers’ Market - Fri 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Belgrade Lakes Farmers’ Market - Belgrade - Sun 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Thu 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Bethel Farmers Market - Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Biddeford - UNE Farmer’s Market - n/a Blue Hill Farmers’ Market - Wed June 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat May 26, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Boothbay Farmers’ Market - Thu 9 a.m. - Noon Bowdoinham Farmers’ Market - Sat 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Brewer Farmers Market - Tue - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. or later Bridgton Farmers’ Market - Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brooklin Farmer’s Market - Thu 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Brooksville Farmers’ Market - Tue 9:30 a.m. - Noon Brunswick - Crystal Springs Farmers Market - Sat 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Brunswick Farmers’ Market - Tue, Fri 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Brunswick Winter Market - Sat 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Calais - Sunrise County Farmers’ Market - Tue 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Camden Farmers’ Market - Wed 3:30 – 6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. Noon Caribou Farmers’ Market - Wed 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat 8:30 a.m. Noon Casco Farmers’ Market - Thu 9 a.m - 2 p.m. Castine Farmers’ Market - Thu 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Cumberland Farmers Market - Sat 9 a.m. - Noon Damariscotta Farmers’ Market - Fri 9 a.m. - Noon Damariscotta Farmers’ Market - Main Street - Mon 3 - 6 p.m. Dexter Farmers Market - Fri 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dover-Foxcroft - Dover Cove Farmers Market - Tue 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. East Vassalboro Farmers Market - Fri 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eastport - Sunrise County Farmers’ Market - Thu 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ellsworth Farmers Market - Mon/Thu 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ellsworth - Woodlawn Farmers’ Market - Sun 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY DEBRA BELL
Fairfield Farmers’ Market - Wed 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Falmouth Farmers Market - Wed Noon - 4 p.m. Farmington Farmers Market - Sat 9 a.m. - Noon Farmington - Sandy River Farmers Market - Fri 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Freeport Community Market - Fri 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Gardiner Winter Market - Wed 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. Gorham - Greater Gorham Farmers’ Market - Sat 8 a.m. – Noon, from May 5 Hallowell Market - Sun 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harrison Farmers’ Market - Fri 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Hermon Farmer’s Market - Thu 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. Houlton Community Market - Sat 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Houlton Farmers’ Market - Sun – Sat, whenever vendors show
Markets are listed alphabetically by town. For location details and contact information, visit www.GetRealMaine.com.
Islesboro Fri Farmers’ Market - July, Sep, Oct - Fri 9 a.m. Noon Kennebunk Farmers’ Market - Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kingfield Farmer’s Market - Wed 3 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Lewiston Farmer’s Market - Tue 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Wed 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sun 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lewiston Farmers’ Market - Tue 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Lincolnville Farmers Market - Wed 2 - 5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. - Noon Lovell Farmers’ Market - Wed 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Machias Valley Farmers’ Market - Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Milbridge Farmer’s Market - Sat 9 a.m. - Noon Naples Farmers Market - Mary 24 – Sep 6: Thu 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. New Gloucester Community Market - Sun 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. New Sharon’s Farmers’ Market - Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Newfield Farmer and Artisan Market - Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Newport Farmers’ & Artisans Market - Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. North Berwick Farmers’ Market - Fri 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Northeast Harbor - Northeast Farmer’s Market - Thu 9 a.m. Noon Norway Farmers’ Market - Thu 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Norway Winter Farmers Market - Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Orono Farmers’ Market - Tue 2 - 5:30 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Orono Winter Farmers’ Market - Sat 9 a.m. - Noon Pittsfield Farmers’ Market - Mon/Thu 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Poland Farmers’ Market - Fri 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. Portland Farmers’ Market - Deering Oaks Park - Sat 7 - Noon Portland Farmers’ Market - Monument Square - Wed 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Presque Isle Farmers Market - Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Princeton Farmer’s Market - Thu 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Rockland Farmers’ Market - Thu 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rockport Marketplace and State of Maine Cheese Farmers’ Market in Rockport - Sat 9 a.m. - Noon Saco Farmers’ Market - Wed 7 a.m. - Noon; Sat 7 a.m. - Noon Sanford Farmers’ Market - Sat 8 a.m. - Noon Scarborough Farmers’ Market - Sun 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Skowhegan Farmers’ Market - Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Wed 3 p.m.6 p.m. South Portland Farmers’ Market - Thu (Jul 14 - End of Oct) South Paris - Fox School Farmers Market - Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Southwest Harbor Farmer’s Market - Fri 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Springvale/Sanford Farmers’ Market - Wed 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Stonington Farmers’ Market - Fri 10 a.m. - Noon Sullivan Farmers’ Market - Fri 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Topsham - Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market - Topsham - Sat 9 a.m. - Noon Union Farmers’ Market - Fri 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Unity Market Day - Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Washington - Washington Grange Farmers’ Market - Sat 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Waterville - Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market - Thu 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wayne - Town of Wayne Farmers’ Market - Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wells Farmers’ Market - Wed 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Westbrook Farmers’ Market - Thu/Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Winterport Open Air Market - Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Winthrop Farmers Market - Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Yarmouth Farmers’ Market - Thu 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. York Gateway Farmers’ Market - Thu/Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Maine Food & Farms, Friday | July 20, 2012, 5
Open Farm Day is a wholesome, economical family adventure, a hayride of fun, and an event you won’t want to miss. As of press time, June 26, 112 farms across Maine plan to open their doors on Sunday, July 22 to offer the public the opportunity to learn about the bountiful business of agriculture. This year marks the 23rd year of
celebrating Maine’s Open Farm Day. Farms around the state are committed and passionate about ensuring the sustainability of agriculture. Maine’s farms have given back to their communities by providing a forum for education and learning in a fun atmosphere. With much to experience, this year’s Open Farm Day offers a chance
for you and your family to visit farms across the state. Visiting hours are generally 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., although some farms are extending their hours for special events. Many farms will have demonstrations, displays, farmraised products, and animals and crops to experience. Activities include barn and field tours, milking,
Andes Alpaca Farm Morelia & Gil Candia 334 Johnson Road, Auburn Alpaca Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Raising alpacas as livestock, producing fiber for sale, and pet- or fiber-quality animals. Directions: Exit 75 off 95; left onto Route 4; 9 miles; left onto Lake Shore Drive; first right onto Maple Hill Road; 2 miles to Johnson Road; turn left, farm on right.
Circle B Farms Sam Blackstone, 287 E. Presque Isle Rd., Caribou You-Pick Apples and Blueberries OFD: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG Tours of the farm. Real bean-hole beans cooked 24 hours in the ground; served at noon, $5 a plate. Tree-planting demonstration. We will try to answer all of your orchard and garden questions. Soil-test kits for your garden available free. Got something bugging your garden? Bring one, we will try to help you control it. Directions: See Web site.
Harvest Hill Farms Peter & Kathie Bolduc 125 Pigeon Hill Road, Mechanic Falls Range-Fed Livestock OFD: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. HA (some areas); RR; BG Family-owned farm raises range-fed beef, bison, turkeys, chickens, pigs/pork. We sell these hormone- and antibiotic-free healthy meat products in our Farm Market and in our pizzas and sandwiches in our Farm House Pizza shop. Offering tours through our Petting Barn and barnyard. Participants can purchase animal feed at dispeners for a small fee. Tour includes information on the farm’s history over the last century, with historic prints of the farm. Directions: On Route 26, half-mile north of Routes 26/11 intersection, about 20 min. north of Turnpike Exit 63.
Hummingbird Farm Greenhouse Cindy & Brian Tibbetts 202 Bean Street, Turner Greenhouse OFD: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. RR Specializes in clematis and herbs. Offers over 100 clematis varieties, plus all the help you need to succeed. Learn how to make herbal vinegars and oils, herbal teas, pesto, and other delicacies. Find out how to preserve herbs. Join us for a Farm Tour at 1 p.m. Bring your camera and your questions. Visit the Hummingbird Shop for gifts and garden supplies, stroll in the herb garden, sit under our clematis-covered arbor. Refreshments available. Directions: From the intersection of Routes 4/219 in North Turner, take Route 219 West. Bean Street is first right-hand turn. We’re 0.9 mile on the left.
Nezinscot Farm Gregg & Gloria Varney 284 Turner Ctr. Rd. Turner Organic Diversified Dairy OFD: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. HA; RR; BG Diversified organic dairy with farm store. We produce our own cheeses (goat and cow), baked breads, canned goods, woolens, and herbals. Open for tours all day. Demonstrations of cheese and fiber. Herbal and garden tours. Directions: Route 117, halfway between Turner Village and Turner Center; 1 mile north on Route 117 from Route 4.
Deep In The Woods Gift Shop Steven & Judy Sherman, 685 Oxbow Rd., Oxbow Christmas Tree Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR A 15,000-tree farm. We will have a shearing demonstration, field tour and display planting, growing and harvesting equipment. Maine-made products available in gift shop. Directions: 3 miles off Route 11 on Oxbow Road. Look for sign. Knot II Bragg Farm Natalia Bragg, 469 New Dunntown Road, Wade Herbs OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR (outhouse); BG Traditional herbal teaching/practices. Offers certified Beginning Herbalist course; promoting rich natural herbal apothecary. Home to the “Old Log Drivers” traditional herbal product line. Catalogs available. Tours by appointment. Fish ponds and herb gardens. Live music, gift drawing each hour on OFD. Directions: Across from the Lidstone Methodist Church in Washburn. Turn onto Church Street. Church Street turns into the New Dunn Town Road in Wade; 3 miles from church on right. McElwain’s Strawberry Farm Frank & Joan McElwain, 693 Sweden St., Caribou OFD: Noon - 4 p.m. HA; RR; BG Strawberries for U-pick and pre-picked sale. We also grow pumpkins, squash, sweet corn and a variety of other vegetables for sale at our roadside stand. On OFD we will provide tractor drawn wagon rides that will include a farm tour with stops to explain how our crops are grown. The U-pick strawberry field should be open. Directions: On Route 161, 2 miles north of Caribou High School, just before the Caribou Country Club. Orchard Hill Farm Stan and Gail Maynard , 507 Pratt Rd., Woodland Organic Beef Cattle OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Home to 95 purebred Highland cattle. These long-horned, shaggy beasties — one of the world’s oldest breeds — are known for their hardiness and docile temperament. The Maynards market breeding stock and MOFGA-certified organic, grass-fed,
hayrides, petting zoos, nature trails, beautiful scenery, samples for tasting, and refreshments. Many farms are handicapped accessible and, have restrooms, and can handle group or bus tours. They’re indicated with their hours as HA (handicapped accessible), RR
grass-finished beef. Visitors will get info on beef production, rotational grazing, forage management, conservation practices. Meet the season’s spring calves, have coffee or lemonade, maybe sample some Highland beef. Directions: From Caribou: Route 161 north; right on Colby Siding Rd. Go to end; right on Pratt. At 1/4 mile, stay right; go to hill top. Farm is on right; watch for signs. Sunrise Farm Phil & Jackie Doak, 571 Margison Rd., Woodland Lamb and Beef Farm/Farm Store OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; BG This 101-acre farm with breathtaking views is home to Kathadin Hair Sheep and Belted Galloway Beef Cattle. Sample grilled lamb; shop farm store featuring jams, jellies, fruit vinegars, pickles, and
(restrooms), and BG (bus/group tours). For more and updated information on farms, farmers’ markets, and agricultural fairs and events, please visit www.GetRealMaine.com.
baked goods, and other Maine-made products. All cuts of our chemical-free, grass-fed lamb will be offered, and available year-round. Sells chemicalfree hay in round or square bales. Directions: Route 161 north out of Caribou to 6.2 miles from Crown Equipment. Left onto the Margison Road; go 2.6 miles. On right, gray house with red barn.
CUMBERLAND Bessie’s Farm Goods Kathy and John Heye 33 Litchfield Road, Freeport Fiber Animal/Chem.-Free Vegetables & Flowers OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. RR; BG Small fiber farm where angora goats, llamas, and
Continued on next page
Andy Daigle 400 Main Street Madawaska, ME 04756 P 207-728-4348 F 207-728-4139
Joe Miller 636 US Rt 1 Box 7 Scarborough, ME 04074 P 207-510-6301 F 207-510-6303
Thomas Foster 659 Church Hill Road Augusta, ME 04330 P 207-622-4646 F 207-623-8189
Ron Kofstad Jr. 505 Main St Presque Isle, ME 04769 P 207-764-4422 F 207-764-0262
Todd Walker Mailstop #214 126 Western Ave Augusta, ME 04330
Dan Foster 659 Church Hill Road Augusta, ME 04330 P 207-622-4646 F 207-623-8189
Randy Lincoln 24 North Street Suite 1 Houlton, ME 04730 P 207-532-8016 F 207-532-4505
Erik Hart 20 Main Street Livermore Falls, ME 04254 P 207-897-2500 F 207-897-2299
Jane Nelson P O Box 190 N. Vassalboro, ME 04962 P 207-680-2520 800-839-4435 F 207-680-2522
Mike Fitzpatrick All Points Insurance 309 S. Main Street Brewer, ME 04412 P 207-989-8880 F 207-989-8881 Greg Warren P O Box 1908 Bucksport, ME 04416 P 207-469-7322 F 207-469-7124
John Heller 659 Church Hill Road Augusta, ME 04330 P 207-622-4646 F 207-623-8189
Patrick McLaughlin Mike Healey P O Box 32 Alfred, ME 04002 P 207-490-0918 F 207-490-2904
6, Friday | July 20, 2012, Maine Food & Farms
Continued from previous page alpacas are raised. On OFD, hands-on opportunities; demos of spinning, dyeing, carding, knitting. Meet the animals, visit the gardens, take a lovely walk on the adjoining Freeport Conservation Trails. Seasonal produce, homemade baked goods, flowers, and fiber for sale. Directions: From L.L. Bean, turn down Bow Street, continue about 3 miles; note Bow Street becomes Flying Point Road. Follow signs toward Wolf Neck State Park. Left onto Litchfield Road; 0.6 miles on left. Park at farm.
Donna’s Greenhouses William and Donna McNally 216 Ricker Road, New Gloucester Greenhouse OFD: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tour greenhouses and gardens. Check out raised-bed demos. Enjoy a day of fun. Directions: From South: Use turnpike at Gray, take to Route 26 North. Take Route 122 east 3 miles on left. From North: Use turnpke to Auburn exit. Turn right on Kitty Hawk; at four-way stop take a left onto Hotel Road, 2 miles on right.
Elmledge Farm Sonny and Jodie Richards/Jon Daggett and Jen Daggett - 119 Nash Road, Windham Cashmere Goats/Angora Rabbits OFD: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. HA; BG Family-operated farm on 3 acres. Babies and adult goats are anxious to meet you. Hands-on demos including spinning, cashmere harvesting,
hoof trimming. Sells cashmere goats, fiber, hand/machine-spun yarn. Buy a pair of cashmere goats, raise your own sweater. A Great Pyrenees dog, Angora rabbits, laying hens, roosters, special breed hens. Directions: From Turnpike: Exit 63 Gray. Left on Route 202, 5.4 miles; left at blinking light to Falmouth Road; 1.2 miles, right onto Nash Road. First farm on left. From Route 302: Look for yellow signs with black goat at the end of Nash Road. From Portland turn right, from Windham turn left onto Nash Road; go 0.8 mile. Farm on right. Laughing Stock Farm Ralph and Lisa Turner, 79 Wardtown Rd., Freeport Certified Organic Vegetable Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR. Grows certified organic vegetables for 175 CSA members and restaurants. You’ll get a tour of many state-of-the-art techniques including used-cooking-oil furnaces to heat greenhouses; different season extension techniques; greenhouses for cold-tolerant crops all winter and warm-loving crops all summer; variable frequency drive pump, drip, and efficient sprinkler heads for irrigation; and tractor driven equipment for soil preparation, seeding, cultivation, and harvesting. Directions: Exit 22 from I295. If coming from the north, turn left; if from south, turn right. Routes 125 and 136 curve to the right in about 200 yards. Follow Routes 125 and 136 for about another 1/2 mile. Right onto Route 125 (Griffin Road). Follow for about 2.3 miles; Griffin Road turns into Wardtown Road. Greenhouses and sign on the left side of Route 125 just before Florida Lake Conservation and Recreation Area.
Support your local farms We’re proud to finance Maine farms and other natural resource businesses for nearly a century. We’re dedicated to your success.
Providing financing for... agriculture & food forest products commercial fishing & seafood rural property
AUBURN 800.831.4230 farmcreditmaine.com
PRESQUE ISLE 800.831.4640 Proud member of the Farm Credit System
Longwoods Alpaca Farm, LLC Pamela Harwood, 135 Longwoods Rd, Cumberland Alpaca Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; BG Full-service breeding and fiber farm. Meet alpacas; see what farm does with annual fiber harvest. Spinning and weaving demos. Learn to make a felted soap “scrubby.” Farm store open for handknits and handwovens. Directions: 135 Longwoods Road (Route 9) is across from where Cross Road intersects with Route 9. Between railroad tracks and Basil Provisions. North Star Sheep Farm Phillip & Lisa Webster, 24 Stevens Rd., Windham Sheep OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG Pastoral landscape is one of few remaining in Southern Maine. Visit sheep barns, talk with owners, sample lamb products. Directions: 24 Stevens Road (off Falmouth Road), Windham; 8 miles west of Portland, just off Route 302 in North Windham. Pineland Farms October Corp., 15 Farm View Dr., New Gloucester Dairy, Beef, Poultry OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Privately-owned working farm and business campus open to the public for exploration, recreation, education. Visitors can see Holstein herd, organic hens, Dutch Warmblood horses, family farmyard. Special farm activities on OFD include egg collecting, hand milking, and feeding farmyard animals. Market and Welcome Center will be open for ice cream, sandwiches, and lots of farm-grown fruits, vegetables, eggs and cheeses. Directions: Maine Turnpike Exit 63 in Gray. Bear right after tollbooth toward Gray Village center. Stay in right lane. At first intersection, go through light on Route 115. Continue for 1.6 miles; turn left onto Depot Road; go 2.8 miles to stopsign; turn left onto Route 231/Intervale Road, then immediately left onto Morse Road. Turn right into Pineland Campus. Welcome Center is first building on right. Queen’s Land Farm Alpacas Matt & Kate Tufts, 74-B Penney Rd, New Gloucester Alpacas OFD: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. HA Demos of how easy it is to maintain and enjoy alpacas. Ongoing needle felting demos to make your own small needle-felted item. Directions: Off Gloucester Hill Road, near Thompson’s Orchards. See Web site for directions. Risbara’s Greenhouse, Inc. Peter & Claudia Risbara, 26 Randolph St, Portland Greenhouse - Vegetable Seedlings OFD: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG Will show people how to germinate seeds, transplant to larger containers. Will show many containerized vegetable plants and the “Salad Bowl.” Directions: Portland, Outer Forest Avenue, Riverton Fire Station. Turn onto Newton Street across from fire station. Drive to end. Sabbbathday Lake Shaker Village Shaker Society, 707 Shaker Rd., New Gloucester Diversified/National Historic Landmark OFD: Noon - 4:30 p.m. HA; RR; BG Free: wagon rides, barn and museum tours, bee exhibit and hives, woodcarving demo, Kids’ Farm Art Activities. Livestock: Highland cattle, multiple breeds of sheep and cats; Shaker Store and Shaker Museum Reception Center open. Bake and plant sale; barbecue lunch. Directions: On State Route 26 in New Gloucester. From South: Maine Turnpike to Exit 63 (Gray). Follow Route 26A to 26;
take 26 about 8 miles to Shaker Village. From North: Take Maine Turnpike to Exit 75 (Auburn); turn right to Route 100; go 1 mile, take right onto Route 122; follow Route 122 until you reach Route 26; turn left, follow 26 about 2 miles to Shaker Village. Smiling Hill Farm Knight Family, 781 County Road, Westbrook Dairy OFD: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. HA; RR; BG See the farm, cows, milking dairy tours, butter making, cheese making.
Sweetser’s Apple Barrel and Orchards LLC Connie, Dick & Greg Sweetser 19 Blanchard Road, Cumberland Apple Orchard OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; BG Orchard tour featuring new apple tree planting and drip irrigation system. Antique farm equipment on display. Directions: Just off Route 9 Cumberland Center.
Upper Farm Alpacas Nicole & Greg Carter, 362 Allen Rd., Pownal Alpaca/Fiber Farm/Forestry OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Full-service alpaca farm with livestock for sale. Breeds Huacaya alpacas, sells fiber-related products. Offers mini-barn kits, custom sawmill services, and products. Farm store features premium natural fibers, specialty woodworker/hobby lumber, hand-crafted wood items, and fruits and vegetables. Please, no dogs. Directions: From I-295 Exit 22: Head west from Freeport village; left at end of overpass. Follow Pownal Road (becomes Elmwood) into Pownal Center. Cross Route 9; stay on Elmwood until ends at Allen Road; turn right. Second drive on left. From I-95 Exit 63: Take exit 63, turn right at light. From Gray Center go through intersection, follow Route 115 east 1.5 miles. Left onto Depot Road to Route 231. Turn left, then immediately right, onto Freeport Road (becomes Allen Road); 2 miles from Pineland Campus and Gardens on left.
Black Acres Farm Russell Black, 123 Black Road, Wilton Diversified Beef Farm/All Natural Grass Fed OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tours: grass-fed beef, pasture-raised Hereford hogs, maple-syrup facilties, bee/honey production. Directions: From Routes 2/4: turn onto Munson Road for 1 mile; turn right onto Black Road 1/2 mile at end of road. From Farmington, turn left. From Jay, turn right onto Munson Road.
Marble Family Farms Richard, Weslene, Andy, Sarah, and Douglas Marble 853 Holley Road, Farmington Diversified Organic Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA (somewhat); RR; BG. Belted Galloways, calving in June, chickens in a “chicken tractor,” sheep and lambs, greenhouses, commercial kitchen. Organic crops growing inside and out, flower gardens, demo on grazing and fencing, “Old Gunstock Barn” on premises; petting of sheep, chicks hatching. Directions: Route 27/4 north out of Farmington. Keep right on Route 27; go about 2.5 miles; take right across little bridge. Holley Road, drive about 1/4 mile. Farm on left with sign.
Continued on next page
Maine Food & Farms, Friday | July 20, 2012, 7
Continued from previous page
Happy Town Farm Paul and Karen Volckhausen 1138 Happytown Road, Orland Diversified Organic Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. In business for 31 years. raising 4 acres of organic vegetables and flowers, sheep, laying hens, turkeys, and pigs, with maple-sugar operation. Continuous tours explaining the farming operation, including information about compost, green manure crops, weed control, and hoophouses. Will also discuss raising animals as an important part of this sustainable farm system. Directions: From Ellworth: Take Route 1 south 6 miles; turn right on Happytown Road, go 5 miles, farm on left. From Bangor: Take Route 1A to East Holden, turn right on Upper Dedham Road; in 2 miles at fork, left on Bald Mountain Road. Go 2.5 miles; turn left on Happytown Road. Go 2.5 miles; farm is on right.
Harmony Mill Farm Jonathan Pierce and Deb Dik 133 Fitchburg Road, Waltham Dairy, Sheep, Chickens OFD: Noon - 4 p.m. HA (not bathrooms); RR Diversified farm that uses organic practices. Herd of Jersey cows that are grass-fed and rotationally grazed. The milk is sold in local stores and made into artisan cheeses on the farm. Raises Targhee sheep, Haflinger ponies, pastured laying hens, meat birds, and gardens. On OFD: cheese-making demos, a CD of the cheese-making process, farm tours, cheese tasting. Directions: Take 179 at the junction of 1A/179 in Ellsworth Falls at Sunrise Glass. Go about 11 miles. On the left you will see a red farm sign on Fitchburg Road just before a bridge abutment. Follow Fitchburg Road about 3/4 mile, passing a pond and then coming into the farm yard.
Horsepower Farm Paul and Andrew Birdsall 90 Horsepower Farm Road, Penobscot Diversified Organic Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. RR This three-generation, small diversified organic farm started in the mid-1970s raises MOFGA certified organic market garden vegetables, dry beans, flowers, blueberries, storage crops. Sheep, pigs, layer chickens; 6 Suffolk Punch draft horses that do the field and woods work. In spring, there are new chicks for laying eggs and providing meat; ewes have lambs and sows have piglets. Farm tours on OFD. Directions: North Penobscot off Route 15.
Kenona Farm Kenneth and Arnona Silsby 144 Moosehill Road, Osborn Dairy Goat Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG Raises Nubian and Oberhasli dairy goats. Petting pen for kids, cheese-making demo and tastings, goat-milk soap display, goat-milk fudge. Try your hand at milking a goat. Get ready to show demo by 4-H members. Educational displays. Directions: From Bangor: Take Route 9 to Aurora; take Route 179 about 4 miles; farm is on right. From Ellsworth: Take Route 179 about 24 miles; farm on left.
Peaked Mountain Farm Daniel B. and Gail J. VanWart 16 Ellery’s Lane, Dedham Organic Wild Blueberry OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. RR; BG Family owned since 1868. OFD activities:
overview of the harvesting and grading process of organic native wild blueberries; reading of selections from “Life Raked In” by Gail J. VanWart, a book inspired by the farm; opportunity to observe honeybees at work; other farm activity. Directions: Visit peakedmountainfarm.com for map and directions. Ellery’s Lane is off Bald Mountain Road in Dedham. Seal Cove Farm Barbara Brooks, 202 Partridge Cove Rd., Lamoine Dairy Goats/Cheesemaking, Fresh and Aged Cheeses OFD: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. HA; RR; BG Come visit the goats; check out the new woodfired pizza oven; try some gelato; cheese tasting. Directions: Follow Routes 3/1 or 1A to Ellsworth. At McDonald’s light turn left onto Route 1. See Lutheran Church on right, bear right onto Route 184. At Lamoine Town Hall on left, turn left onto Route 204. Seal Cove Farm is 2.5 miles on left on Route 204C (Partridge Cove Road).
KENNEBEC Albion Cider Mill Richard Lawrence and Michael Scholz 201 E. Benton Road, Albion Apple Cider Processor OFD: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. RR Located on the Albion Bread Farm, turns apples into sweet cider — usually 3 gallons per bush of customer apples. See the 100-year-old press. Unlikely to have apples in July. Directions: From Albion Village, 1 mile on Benton Road. Turn right on East Benton Road, 1 mile, sign on right. Dream on a Stream Alpaca Ranch Lois & Jack Brace, 443 Bartlett Rd., Mount Vernon Alpaca OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. RR Has 20 huacaya and suri alpacas, a guard llama, and Angora rabbits. Visit for a hands-on experience. Learn why they chose to raise alpacas and how their fiber is processed. Directions: Located on Belgrade Stream, Bartlett Road is between Route 135 and Wings Mills Road near the dam. Echo Ridge Cheese Barbara Skapa 2080 North Road, Mount Vernon Cow Milk Artisanal Cheese Maker OFD: Noon - 5 p.m. French-style specialty cheeses. Small production volume. Flood Bros. Dairy Farm George & Bill Flood, 839 River Road, Clinton Dairy Farm OFD: RR; BG (with prior notice) Family farm open for tours of the milk and calf barns, calving area, manure management system, new milking parlour. Visitors welcome to try feeding calves. Farm and family members on hand to answer questions. Directions: From I-95: Exit 138 (from north, take right off ramp; from south, take left) follow the Hinckley Road to Tardiff Road (take left). At River Road take left. Farm entrance is on left at top of hill. Friends’ Folly Farm S. Pogorek and M. Marron 319 Norris Hill Road, Monmouth Goat Farm and Fiber Processing Mill OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. RR; BG Come meet the fiber, dairy, and meat goats and rabbits. Tour the mill and see how raw fleeces are turned into yarn and felted goods. Demos all day include spinning and draft goats. Directions: 1.5
Continued on next page
8, Friday | July 20, 2012, Maine Food & Farms
Continued from previous page miles from junction of Norris Hill Road and Route 202 by Highmoor Farm.
Hart-To-Hart Farm Doug and Linda Hartkopf 16 Duck Pond Lane, Albion Organic Farm and Education Center OFD: HA; RR; BG Family-owned/-operated organic dairy farm offers educational programs, quality produces. Milks 50-60 Holsteins and Jerseys for milk under Organic Valley Family Farm label. Their mission is to reconnect with soil to nurture plants, animals, and people who feed from the land; to sell nourishing products; and to promote quality education about sustainable, local agriculture. Active members of the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust in Unity. OFD activities include: ongoing tours; wheat to pretzel making baked in our clay oven (10:30 a.m.); milk to ice cream making (1 p.m.); info regarding educational programs, SRLT, and Organic Valley. A petting area will be on hand as well as far products for sale.
Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm Peter & Jean Koons, 795 Pond Rd. Sidney Goat Dairy and Sheep Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA Flock of Alpine and Sanaan dairy goats and a flock of Katahdin sheep. They make cheese and yogurt from goats’ milk. Come and see the animals and the cheesery. Directions: 4 miles north on Route 23 from Route 27; or 8 miles south on Route 23 from Oakland.
Long Meadow Farm Denis Thoet 29 Long Meadow Drive, West Gardiner Diversified Organic OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA Hand tool demonstrations; garden talks. Directions: Take Route 126/9 west from Gardiner. Cross over I95/295; go 1 mile; take left on Indiana Road; go 1 mile to farm on left.
Misty Acres Alpaca Farm Red and Connie Laliberte 3071 West River Road, Sidney Alpaca Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; BG Full-service alpaca farm with quality genetics, exceptional breeding stock, fiber animals, finished alpaca products at farm store. If you’ve considered raising alpacas, this mentor farm will work with you in your venture. Directions: I95, take Lyons Road, Sidney exit; north on exit take left on Lyons Road; south on exit take right on Lyons Road. Go to end of Lyons Road, take right on West River Road; farm is 1/2 mile on left.
Spinnakees Fiber Farm Elizabeth and William Stover 1180 Tasker Road, Augusta Sheep, Rabbits, Angora Goats, Chickens, Livestock and Fiber OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA Felting, spinning, knitting, fiber presentation of each animal. Old English “Babydoll” sheep, Angora goats and German Angoras penned close to demo
area. Kits for sale. My Monkie’s Closet Sock Monkies; Rachel’s Photography 4x6 photo with animal of choice, $5. Directions: Route 105 out of Augusta at rotary about 4.5 miles, turn left at Spinnakees DOT red sign. Go to end of road. Swan’s Honey Lincoln and Karen Sennett 332 Bessey Ridge Road, Albion Apiary (Bees) OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. RR;BG Tours of bee yards, extracting rooms, and packing facility. Observation hive on display. Chance for kids to make beeswax candles. Taste different varieties of honey. Directions: 1.5 miles off Route 202/9 (between China and Albion) on Bessey Ridge Road. Winterberry Farm Mary Perry, 538 Augusta Rd., Belgrade Diversified Certified Organic Farm OFD: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. HA; RR; BG A 40-acre farm built in 1870 on Great Pond. Horse- and oxen-powered, growing organic flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Two hi-tunnels for all-season growing. Wool-spinning and knitting display with Romney sheep, bee demo with honey bees. Pies, cookies, breads, soups, and vegetables for sale at farm stand. Pie slices and cookies available on OFD. They are fundraising for a land easement and love to talk about that process. Directions: Route 27 north, 2 miles north of Irving station in Belgrade.
KNOX Bittersweet Heritage Farm Dyan Redick 519 Port Clyde Road, Port Clyde Maine State Micro Dairy; Registered Saanen Goats; Diversified OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; BG Sheep, chickens, ducks, heritage turkey. Diversified offering raw milk, cheese, fiber, soaps. Raw milk/cheese sampling, spinning demo, upclose and personal with goats, cheesemaking info. Directions: Route 131, St. George Peninsula. 14 miles to farm on right. 1 mile before Port Clyde Village.
gardens. Master Gardener vegetable and flower demo. Gardens, period garden, medicine wheel, rain-barrel irrigation system, fairy houses on display. Enjoy pastoral views from historic 1787 farmstead; visit with Scotch Highland Cattle, sheep, donkeys. Master Gardeners available to answer questions. Knox-Lincoln Beekeepers Assoc. will have beekeeping display. Wool spinning, needle-felting, woodturning demos. Herbal refreshments. Directions: From Union, west on Route 17: First right after John Deere tractors on North Union Road. Go 0.25 miles, first farm on right. Look for signs. Breakwater Vineyards and Farm Bill and Jeanne Johnson 35 Ash Point Drive, Owls Head Vineyards, Dairy Goats, Honey Bees, Chickens OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG Tours of vineyards/winery. Wine tastings, beekeeping displays. Open barn to meet dairy goats. Directions: Same road as the Knox County Regional Airport. Glendarragh Farm Patrick and Lorie Costigan 151 Searsmont Road, Appleton Lavender Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG The first farm in Maine dedicated to cultivating lavender for myriad uses. Directions: Route 131, Appleton Village. East on Route 131 from Route 17; west on Route 131 from Route 3. Guini Ridge Farm Bruce and Wndy Reinemann 1353 North Union Road, Union Diversified Sheep and Veggies OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Self guided walking tours of the barnyard garden and wooded pasture. Direc tions: 3 miles up North Union Road off Route 17.
Black Locust Farm Yvonne and Lance Taylor 15 Old County Road, Washington Cashmere Goat Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG About 50 cashmere goats, two horses, geese, chickens, a Great Pyrenees guard dog, and three peacocks. Talks about harvesting cashmere; showing raw and dehaired cashmere, yarn, and some cashmere items. Directions: From Route 17: Follow 220 through Washington. At first four-way, turn left onto Old County Road. From Route 3: Take 220 towards Washington, turn right onto Old County Road. Big red barn.
ME Water Buffalo Co. Brian and Jessica Farrar 91 Old County Road, Appleton Water Buffalo Farm/Meat OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA (some); BG Come see where the water buffalo roam. Enjoy ongoing educational discussions all day about water buffalo and hear the farm story. See buffalo herd close up. Water buffalo meat and sausages for sale along with farm Tshirts and hats. Directions: From Camden: NW on Mechanic Street toward Route 105. Right onto Route 105; follow 11.2 miles. Left at Routes 105/131; go about 2 miles. Take sharp right at W. Appleton Road. Follow 4.2 miles; left at Old County Road. From Belfast: SW on Route 3 for 5.5 miles. Left onto Route 131; continue 4.1 miles. Right at Route 173; go 3.1 miles, left onto W.Appleton Road. Go 1.1 miles; right at Old County Road. It’s the farm on the hill.
Brae Maple Farm Andrea and Allan Smith 233 North Union Road, Union Diversified Organic OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA MOFGA-certified organic vegetable
Oyster River Road Farm Market Brian Smith and Cheryl Denz 12 Oyster River Road, Thomaston Farm Market OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Farm market featuring primarily
locally grown and raised meats, veggies, wine, breads, coffee, cheeses. Farmers will be present to talk about their products. Directions: At the intersection of Routes 1/131, small pink building. Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery/Barrett Hill Farm Elmer and Holly Savage 174 Barrett Hill Road, Union Livestock/Vineyard and Winery OFD: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. RR A working farm winery. Tour the vineyard where they grow 10 varieties of cold, hardy hybrid grapes. See wild blueberries in production; tour winery where fruit becomes some of Maine’s most unique, award-winning wines. Farm is home to herd of Belted Galloway beef cattle and a friendly sow, Lettuce. Free product samples. Visit www.SavageOakes.com. Directions: Farm is 0.7 miles off Route 17 in Union, 15 miles west of Rockland, 30 miles east of Augusta. Barrett Hill Road is off Route 17, opposite Route 131 South. Seabreeze Farm Brian and Bonnie Robinson 414 Cushing Road, Friendship Diversified OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Family farm grows fruits and vegetables the old way. Animals to view and pet. Saanen goats, wool sheep, donkey, pigs, rabbits, Heritage breeds ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens. Wool-spinning demos. Music Ale House String Band. Free coffee, lemonade, muffins, cookies. Farm stand will be open. Museum of old farm tools in the greenhouse. Directions: South Route 220 to Friendship; turn left on Route 97; go 2 miles. Spruce Mountain Blueberries Martha (Molly) Sholes 315 Mount Pleasant St., West Rockport Value-Added Integrated Blueberry Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. RR U-pick blueberries; tour fresh-pack area, equipment tour, kitchen where we make six BB2 cranberry products. Direc tions: 17-90 traffic light, 17 toward Augusta. Take first left; Mount Pleasant Road turns to dirt 2 miles from traffic light. Road makes right angle turn around yellow house, which is Spruce Mountain Blueberries. Will be sign. Sweet Season Farm Edward, Virginia and Dennis Reardon 77 Liberty Road, Washington Berry Farm (Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries) OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG We will be touring our various berry fields, explaining our production practices, the varieties that we grow and the harvesting procedures. Additionally we will visit our greenhouse and vegetable patch where we grow the majority of the produce prepared in our cafe sold in our farm store. Directions: From Augusta: Route 17 towards Rockland; left onto Route 220 towards Washington Village. From Rockland: Take Route 17 towards Augusta; right onto Route 220 towards Washington Village. Farm is 2.7 miles on
right from Routes 17/220.
Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery Keith and Constance Bodine 347 Carroll Road, Union Winery and Distillery OFD: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. HA; RR; BG Free wine/spirit tasting; hiking trail/picnic area; sheep and lambs; barn tour. Directions: Route 17 to Union, turn on Shepherd Hill Road; go 2 miles. Turn right on Carroll Rd.; go 0.3. miles.
Beau Chemin Preservation Farm Wayne and JoAnn Myers 1749 Finntown Road, Waldoboro Diversified Livestock and Organic Berry and Plant Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. BG Historic farm preserves 10 endangered livestock breeds; offers hand spinners wool from four sheep breeds including British Soays, the oldest of European domestic breeds; maintains certified organic teaching and demo gardens. Learn about Maine-raised dye plants, antique spinning wheels/looms, and a traditional French Canadian outdoor bake oven. PYO raspberries, trails of heriloom vegetables and unusual berries. Bird watchers’ trail to Havener Pond. Directions: To Finntown Road from Route 1: Finntown Road is a right turn 4 miles north of Moody’s Diner, or a left turn 1 mile south of the Routes 1/90 intersection. Go 3.5 miles on Finntown Road. Note: Finntown Road street numbers are NOT sequential.
Cloud Hollow Farm Robert and Erin Weintraub 559 Friendship Road, Waldoboro Alpaca Breeder; Sustainable Practice OFD: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn about sustainable practice farming and how alpacas, ducks and geese, and high-profit produce help a farm become sustainable. Directions: Route 220 south from Route 1 towards Friendship about 1 mile; “All Play” on right; 220 bears left up slight hill; look for yellow swinging sign on right 0.5 mile towards river on dirt road.
County Fair Farm Andy Williamson 423 Augusta Road, Jefferson Vegetable, Beef, Pork and Orchard OFD: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. HA; RR; BG Farmstand has a variety of produce, meat, samples, and information. Wagon ride tours of the farm, walking tour of greenhouses and barnyard, and baby animal barn too. Directions: On Route 32 in Jefferson; 2.5 miles south of Route 17, 2 miles north of Route 126.
Evergreen Ridge Alpacas Carolyn and Alton Johnson Ricki and Randall Waltz 672 Atlantic Highway, Warren Alpaca Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG Demos on spinning, carding, caring for alpacas, toenail trimming. Fiber on
Continued on next page
Maine Food & Farms, Friday | July 20, 2012, 9
Continued from previous page display. Farm store open with a variety of alpaca-made items. Info on alpaca manure to enrich gardens. Directions: 8 miles from Moody’s Diner on Route 1 on right.
Sheepscot General @ Uncas Farm Taryn Hammer and Ben Marcus 98 Townhouse Road, Whitefield Diversified Organic Farm OFD: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. HA; RR; BG Come learn about community-supported agriculture and taste test some local food from the café. Directions: www.sheepscotgeneral.com.
Stones Edge Farm Derilyn Nelson and Shawn Gregory 335 Pond Road, Newcastle Goat and Horse Farm OFD: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. HA; RR; BG Breeds and sells rare Miniature Silky Fainting, Tennessee Fainting, and Nigerian Dwarf goats; miniature horses; sport ponies; and more. Several other animals, as well as Maine-made products for sale. Carriage rides and yummy food available. Lots of interaction, baby animals, and products and animals for sale. Directions: From Route 1 in Newcastle: Take exit for Route 215; go about 2 miles. Watch for farm sign on right. From south of Newcastle: Take Route 1 to Damariscotta exit. Go straight off the exit to stopsign; left on Academy Hill Road, follow to end. Left onto Route 215. Farm is 1.5 miles on right.
The Morris Farm Trust Wiscasset Nonprofit Education Farm with Resident Dairy OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG A non-profit educational farm and home to a resident dairy farm. Master Gardeners’ demo garden, community gardens, and a school garden. Baby animals, milking demos, dairy taste tests, garden tours, and Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions.
A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm Marty Elkin and Mary Ann Haxton 106 Black Mountain Road, Sumner Diversified Sheep Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. HA; RR; BG Display of handmade, natural-fiber items. People’s choice determines winners and “best in show.” Categories incude garments, accessories, hearth and home, original design, local fiber, needle felting, youth. Classes offered on Web site FMI. Learn about washing wood using solar thermal hot water, carding, hand spinning, and natural-dyed yarn. Sheep, chickens, and a draft horse. Pasture walks: learn about rotational grazing improving fields. Wool products and maple syrup for sale. Directions: From Route 26 at Trap Corner (Old Perham’s Mineral Store Corner): East on Route 219 about 7 miles. Watch for DOT farm sign. Left onto Greenwoods Road at closed store. Watch for second farm sign; left at next opportunity (Black Moun-
tain Road). Farm is 1/2 mile on the left. Sign above mailbox. From Route 4 in North Turner: West on Route 219. Watch for farm sign. Turn right after closed store; follow directions above. Deer Wood Farm and Gardens Beverly and Brian Hendricks 571 Norway Road, Waterford Diversified Farm Practicing Organic Methods, No Till Gardening OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG Sustainable gardening using no till, small greenhouse that extends seasons (no heat); practice self sufficiency. Directions: Route 118, Waterford. Harvest Moon Produce Patricia Verrill 11 Kittridge Brk Road, West Paris Vegetable (Mixed) OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. BG Farm represents a great deal of hand labor and intensive planting with purity, practicality, and diligent care. Offers great food catered by Anna Sysko, grower-chef, who has gardened in the Western Maine mountains since 2006. She makes pastries and prepares dinners for Cafe DiCocoa in Bethel and caters many eating events throughout the area. She creates menus that are appropriately seasonal and sources at least 50 percent of the foods locally. Directions: From North or South: Travel Route 26 to West Paris; take Route 219 east; go 3.1 miles, turn right onto Tuelltown Road. Go 1.4 miles, turn left onto Kittridge Brook Road (dirt road); go 0.2 miles; farm on left. If traveling Route 219 from east, look for Tuelltown Road on left after the Sumner/West Paris town line. Meadow Ridge Perennial Farm Jaycee and Cindy Creps 316 Back Street, Hebron Flower Farm OFD: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Flower farm with hardy perennials, flowering shrubs for gardens, walkways, and courtyards. Grows extensive cut flower fields for arrangements for home, business functions, country weddings. Meet at hoop house at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. for guided tours of cut-flower fields, followed by bouquet-making demos. Informal tours all day. See Web site for information on hours, seminars and events at the Farm. Directions: 1.4 miles off Route 119; watch for DOT signs. Pleasant Valley Farm Maurice and Gloria Hadley 1 Gates Hill Road, West Paris Registered Haflinger Ponies OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA (partially); RR (when necessary) Has chickens, Guinea hens, and pigeons. Registered Haflinger ponies used for show parades and as hobby and learning. Will do harnessing demos and forecart/wagon rides. Directions: From Lewiston/Auburn or Gray: North to Route 26. North from Norway/Paris about 4 miles; cemetery on right, then 4 corners. Right onto Stearns Hall Road. Go 0.7 miles; right onto Gates Hill Road. Farm is on corner of Stearns and Gates.
Park on Gates or in yard. From Bethel: Route 26 south about 4 miles from Route 219 intersection at Trap Corner. Go past chip mill on right; less than 1 mile, go left onto Stearns Hill Road. Follow directions above. There will be signs on 26 and at our turn. Pooh Corner Farm Carole and Richard Duplessis 436 Bog Road, Mason Twp. Garden Center OFD: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. HA; RR; BG Behind-the-scenes tours. Directions: Off Route 2 onto Bog Road. Thurston Family Farm LLC Wayne Thurston 45 Mineral Springs Road, Peru Diversified OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. RR; BG Diversified vegetable garden with one high tunnel, maple syrup, hay, logging (tree farm), animals (hens, alpacas, two horses). Farm tours, including gardens, high tunnel. Hands-on activities, food and recipes, tractor rides on wagon. Directions: From 108, turn onto Main Street in Peru at blinking light; 3 miles, follow signs.
PENOBSCOT Ash Hill View Deer Farm Kenneth and Gladys Swett 89 Swett Road, Carmel Deer Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Herd of over 100 red deer; offers farm tours showing red deer and deer-fencing handling facilities. They will explain how deer are handled and raised, and answer questions. Venison available. Hay rides offered (weather permitting). Directions: Starting from the junction of Routes 2/69, take 69 west about 0.5 miles. Left onto Cook Road for about 3 miles; at first four corners, left onto Swett Road. Go 0.5 miles to end of road. Double L Ranch David and Lynn Dow 483 Nokomis Road, Corinna Llama Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. BG Learn about natural-fiber benefits, small acreage, and earth-friendly llamas. Products available. Directions: From I95, Exit 157: Route 7 north. Left after apple orchard onto Williams Road; 1 mile past Nokomis High School. Turn right onto Nokomis Road; third driveway on left. Piper Mountain Christmas Trees Jim and Norma Corliss 27 Trundy Road, Newburgh Christmas Trees OFD: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. HA; RR; BG Farm tour includes demos of mowing, shearing, herbicide and fertilizer applications. Tape of owners’ appearance on Martha Stewart Living discussing types of trees, care in home, and disposal. Directions: I-95 Exit 174. East on Route 69 to second stopsign (Kennebec Road). West on Kennebec 5.8 miles Trundy Road on right.
Treworgy Family Orchards Gary and Patty Treworgy 3876 Union Street, Levant Diversified Family Farm OFD: Noon - 4 p.m. HA; RR; BG Experience agriculture on a Maine family farm. Enjoy scenic walks by the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and vegetable garden. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy lunch in our picnic area, then treat your family to dessert at Twigs Ice Cream. Visit the petting zoo, see dairy goats. Hay rides offered around the farm. Directions: I-95 Exit 184; go west 10 miles on Route 222. Farm is on left. Wandering Moose Fiber Farm Nancy Ruggeri 1340 Southgate Road, Argyle Twp Goat/Sheep Fiber Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Raises Pygora Goats, American mini Cheviot sheep, and two Angora rabbits for fiber. Visitors can see the animals and their fiber, from raw fiber to yarn and knit products. Owner will demo hand spinning and discuss care of animals and how fiber becomes wearable products. Directions: From South: I-95 North Exit 199; bear right onto Route 16. Take first left (about 1/4 mile) onto Route 116. Approx 6.5 miles on left. From North: I95 South Exit 217 toward Howland/LaGrange. Left onto ME 6, right onto ME 6 (Coffin Street). Slight left onto ME 6 (Bridge Street). Right onto Route 116; 15.1 miles on right.
PISCATAQUIS Breakneck Ridge Farm Steve and Diana Hobart 160 Mountain Road, Blanchard Twp American Buffalo and Maple Syrup Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. See herd of 50+ American buffalo and how they’re raised and handled. Catch a hayride to the sugar house for tour. Take pictures of your kids on a 1928 jitterbug. Browse through gift shop. Sample maple syrup on ice cream. Will be selling lunch from chuck wagon (buffalo burgers, buffalo chili dogs, red hot dogs, other goodies). Visit www.breakneckridgefarm.com. Direc tions: North from Bangor on Route 15 to Monson. Come into town, take sharp left onto Blanchard Road; go 4.5 miles. Go through four corners onto Mountain Road for 0.5 miles. Ripley Farm Gene and Mary Margaret Ripley 62 Merrills Mills Road, Dover-Foxcroft Diversified Organic Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Flowering perennial plants and hardto-find organic medicinal herbs available for sale and viewing. Farm tour; see the inside workings of a Certified Organic vegetable farm. Sample new and unusual vegetable varieties that are bestsellers at farmers markets. Check out inground greenhouse production; learn about popular Community Supported Agriculture program. Bring kids to visit
lambs and baby chicks. Directions: Take Route 7 north from Dexter 7-8 miles. Right onto Merrills Mills Road. Go 1/3 mile; farm on left.
Worcester’s Wild Blueberries Lee and Everett Worcester 356 Lyford Road, Orneville Blueberry - Low Bush OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Demo of picking berries in the field, showing how they are cleaned and processed ready for the customer to eat. Directions: From Bangor: Take I-95 North to LaGrange Exit (Routes 6/16). Go toward Milo through LaGrange for about 11; bear left on Lyford Road/Route 11. Farm is 1.4 miles on the left at the top of the hill; farm stand by the road. From Newport: Route 7 through Dexter to Dover-Foxcroft. Left at first light and right at next. Right on Route 6/16 by post office. Go 14 miles to Milo; downtown, turn right on Routes 6/16. Just after crossing Piscataquis River bridge, take right on Route 11/Lyford Road. Follow directions above.
Swango Farm Jim and Jon Economou 112 Swango Drive, Woolwich Diversified Vegetable, Poultry, Pork and Beef OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Utilizing sustainable farming methods. Directions: Route 128 in Woolwich. Look for farm sign on pine tree.
SOMERSET Albertson’s Equestrian Center Brenda Albertson 155 Horsetail Hill Road, Madison Horse Farm/Riding Center OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR View horses; learn about riding programs, camps, after-school programs. Demos by students. Directions: 10 miles north of Skowhegan (Route 201) to Route 43 East towards Athens; 1 mile on right.
Avalon Acres Orchard and Farm Wendy and Mark Sheriff 234 Dexter Road, St. Albans Orchard Farm OFD: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. HA; RR; BG Small, diversified farm. Main crops: apples and other fruits, blueberries, pears, peaches, vegetables. Farm stand open. Animals to feed: goats, sheep, chickens. Info for care of fruit trees and animals; tours, demonstrations. Great family day. Directions: From Route 7 Newport, Williams Road to Route 43. Left on 43, right on Dexter Road. Follow signs.
Balfour Farm Douglas and Heather Donahue 461 Webb Road, Pittsfield Organic Dairy Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA (some of the farm); BG (10-15 people) A 101-acre certified organic dairy
Continued on next page
10, Friday | July 20, 2012, Maine Food & Farms
Continued from previous page
farm. Farm tours, product sampling/for sale. On-farm creamery produces yogurts, cheeses, variety of fresh dairy products. Directions: I-95 Exit 150, Goweston Weeks Rd. to Crawford Rd. (on left). At stopsign, right on Webb Rd. Farm is 1.5 miles on right at top of hill.
Fire Fly Farm Billi Barker, 526 Dexter Rd., St. Albans Organic Vegetables OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. RR Value-added farm. Wood-fired clay oven; offers pizza made from farmgrown vegetables. Tours. Organic vegetables, greenhouse, young orchard, valueadded bakery, certified catering kitchen, chickens. Directions: From St. Albans: At blinking light, left on Route 43 east towards Corinna. Go 2 miles; left onto Dexter Road. Farm is 2 miles on left, purple house with orange trim.
North Star Orchards Judith and Everett Dimock 97 Orchard Road, Madison Orchard OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Activities include orchard wagon rides, tours of storage and packing facilities, cider mill, retail store. Demos of horticultural procedures; equipment or products will depend on the weather.
Directions: From Skowhegan: Route 201 north to Lakewood golf course; left onto Golf Course Road. At next stopsign, right onto Route 43. Second left onto Orchard Road; farm is at end; look for signs at all of these turns. From Madison Village: Follow Route 43 east to Orchard Road; look for directional signs. Sandy River Alpacas Marie Ring 1005 New Sharon Road, Starks Alpaca Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA Has 11 alpacas, 12 laying chickens, large vegetable garden, 100+ highbush blueberries. Guiding principles are diversification and sustainability. Alpacas are shorn once a year; fleece is sent to a mill for processing. Farm uses fun information/quiz handouts for children, and large photo display of daily life on an alpaca farm for children and adults. Visitors can pet the alpacas for a hands-on experience. Directions: Route 134 in Starks, 4.7 miles off Routes 2/27. Look for sign. Sweet Dreams Food and Farm Marie Kirven, 408 Dexter Rd., St. Albans Lavender; Walking/Bird Watching OFD: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. HA; RR (portable toilet handicapped accessible) Growing lavender in Maine; lavender
tasting and tea samples. Directions: I-95 to Exit 150; take Somerset Ave. towards Pittsfield. Left onto Route 152 towards Hartland; straight over Route 2 at blinking light towards Hartland. At stopsign in Hartland (Moose Lake Market), right onto Routes 152/43; go to St. Albans Center. At blinking light, right onto Corinna Road; go 3-4 miles, turn left onto Dexter Road. Follow signs to farm.
Routes 151/143 to Palmyra Rd. Right onto Cemetery Rd. White farm on left. Valley Garden Produce Mary O’Donnell, Main St., Canaan Organic Produce OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA Make-and-take herb terrarium. Directions: From North: Take 23 south 1.4 miles. From South: Take 201 north from Fairfield; right onto 23 north; go 5 miles. Look for sign.
Tessier’s Farm Jason and Carrie Tessier 337 Malbon Mills Road, Skowhegan Family Farm - Raising Meat Naturally OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA Specializes in rabbit/duck for meat. Has own state-inspected processing facility. Tours, hay talk. Educating others on value of small homestead, training oxen, composting. Directions: Route 2 to Canaan from Skowhegan. At the “eddy” after Coburn Park, take left onto Malbon Mills Road, 1.5 miles on right.
Cellardoor Winery Bettina Doulton 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville Vineyard OFD: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. RR; BG An active winery and vineyard with extensive gardens. Vineyard tours, free BBQ from noon to 2 p.m., wine tastings all day. Directions: Between Routes 1/52.
The Village Haven Farm Martha Tudgay 24 Cemetery Road, St. Albans Nigerian Dairy Goats and More OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nigerian dairy goats, English Angora rabbits, mini horses, heritage chickens. Mingle, learn about the everyday functions of a hobby farm. Directions:
Ellies Daylilies G Evelyn “Ellie” Richardson 277 Bangor Road, Unity Daylily Farm OFD: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. HA; RR; BG Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are known as “the perfect perennial.” Grows over 600 varieties in raised beds. Each plant is named and registered with the American
July 27 ~ August 5 ★ BangorStateFair.com ★ Fair Hotline 947-5555
Hemerocallis Society. Flowers will be in full bloom. Demos of digging, dividing, and planting. Pamphlets with this information available. One free daylily per family; cold beverage, snacks, and more. Directions: Routes 202/9 (Bangor Road), 2.5 miles north of Unity Village.
Good Karma Farm Jim & Amy Grant, 67 Perkins Rd., Belfast Alpaca and Sheep OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; BG Raises over 30 alpacas and Icelandic sheep, plus chickens and turkeys. Midsized fibermill on site; they spin their own line of yarn. They also own Carrabassett Soap Co., in its 14th year, making soap at the farm as well. Direc tions: From Route 1: Head south from Belfast. Look for Aubuchon Hardware on the right. Take next right (Perkins Road). Farm is 1/2 mile on the right. Kinney’s Sugarhouse Lee and Mary Anne Kinney 200 Abbott Road, Knox Maple OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; BG Demos of cream-, candy-, and sugarmaking; tours through the woods to see sap lines and learn about syrup-making process. Directions: See Web site.
Newforest Institute Lisa Packard (Education Director) 66 Monroe Highway, Brooks Permaculture Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. RR An education center and permaculture demo site. Fields, forests, and gardens serve as a living classroom for workshops, skill shares, apprenticeships, and youth programs. Tours, scavenger hunts, and games help you learn about the perennial food plants in their forest and kitchen gardens. Directions: 1/3 mile from center of Brooks; from the intersection of Routes 7/139, go 1/3 mile east on 139; farm on left. Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm Corry Pratt and Robin Fowler 141 Crosby Brook Road, Unity Alpaca Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. HA; RR; BG Educational, visitor center. Retail
Continued on next page
Maine Food & Farms, Friday | July 20, 2012, 11
Continued from previous page store, spinning demonstrations, tours, compost samples. Knitting patterns available. Directions: Off Route 220 next to the Common Ground Fair entrance.
The Heirloom Garden of Maine Sandy George and Diana George Chapin 512 North Ridge Road, Montville Diversified Family Farm, Greenhouse, Heirloom Plant and Seed Nursery OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Old-fashioned, open-pollinated plants common in early American/Victorian gardens; many native to Maine/U.S. Includes edible, medicinal, practical plants for fiber, dye, and fragrance; flowers for cutting and drying; plants for conservation of bees and butterflies. Sweeping view of interior Midcoast from this farm, settled by a Revolutionary War soldier in 1804. Heirloom vegetable, herb, and edible-flower tasting; antique shop and sundries on premises. Owners will answer questions about seed saving. Directions: From Belfast: From Route 1 overpass, go 14.5 miles west on Route 3; right onto North Ridge Road; farm is 2.5 miles on right. From 220 south of Route 3: From intersection of Routes 3/220 in Liberty, go east 2.5 miles; left onto North Ridge Road; farm is 2.5 miles on right. From 220 north of Route 3: From Routes 220/137 inters. in Knox, go about 5 miles south on 220; left onto Center Montville Road; go 1 mile to intersection Montville’s Town House; right onto North Ridge Road; farm is 1 mile on left.
Hatch Knoll Farm Don and Kim Roos 29 Hatch Knoll Road, Jonesboro Goat Dairy and Organic Berry Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Family-run farm. Farm tours, tractor rides, milking and hoof-trimming demos, milk and cheese tasting. Info on goat meat, goat milk, and local food importance. Field tours and organic growing discussions during tours. They hope to have coloring sheets for children and a children’s farm activity. Some wood trails for folks to enjoy. Children of various ages will answer questions from younger kids and maybe do a scheduled “life on the farm” panel. Directions: Route 1 to Jonesboro; take Route 187 (Bay Road). Quick left onto Hatch Knoll Road. Farm on corner.
Tide Mill Farm Aaron Bell and Carly DelSignore 25 Tide Mill Road, Edmunds Diversified Organic Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. HA; RR Learn how your food is grown; they’ll show you what they love to do. Learn about their organic, holistic approach to farming and growing nourishing food. The seventh, eighth, and ninth generations of Bells produce organic milk, dairy products, meats, produce; practice sustainable forestry; offer educational opportunies. Taste BBQ chicken and delicious raw milk. Hayrides at 11 a.m.
and 1 p.m. Pet a calf and baby chicks. Directions: Just off Route 1 in Edmunds, 2 miles north of intersection of Routes 1/189 in Whiting.
fiber preparation and spinning all day. Maple syrup for sale. Directions: Follow Log Cabin Road off Route 1 in Arundel. Turn onto Goose Rocks Road; go 2 miles, bear right. Go 0.6 miles; turn right onto Arundel Road. Sign at driveway.
Berry Best Farm Chris and John Bozak 33 Colburn Way, Lebanon Pick-Your-Own Raspberries, Blueberries and Peaches OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR Family owned, pick-your-own fresh blueberries. Visit our farm store for our home-made james, local raw honey, maple syrup, other items. Music. Wagon rides 12-3 p.m. Make butter. Bring your lunch and stay for the day. Directions: See www.berrybestfarm.com.
Frelsi Farm Icelandics Elaine Clark and David Patterson 111 Watson Hill Road, Limerick Icelandic Sheep and More OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA Icelandic sheep, Pygora goats, small orchard, garden, Icelandic chickens. Pelting sheep and goats; fiber sheep to yarn demo; felting wool demo; vegetable identification; lamb and goat meat to sample. Directions: Route 11 Limerick to Emery Corner Rd.; left on Watson Hill Rd. Farm is 1/2 mile on left, sign on tree.
Blueberry Hill Farm Keven and Darlene Ham 231 Blueberry Hill Farm Road, Acton Pick-Your-Own Highbush Blueberries OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG Ten acres of pick-your-own highbush blueberries. For OFD, a variety of baked bueberry goodies and free recipes. Farm equipment on display. Visit miniature animals and our crested Polish hens. Directions: Off Foxes Ridge Road.
Harris Farm Clint and Rachel Harris 262 Buzzell Road, Dayton Diversified Dairy, Beef, and Vegetable Farm OFD: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. HA; RR; BG Free hayrides through the fields and vegetable gardens explaining grass-based dairy and beef operation and vegetable growing. “Lunch on the Land” picnic featuring farm-raised products including hamburgers, corn, milk. Proceeds benefit Goodwins Mills Methodist Church. Directions: West Route 5 from Saco; left onto Route 35, first left onto Buzzell Road, 1 mile on left.
Christmas Farm Alpacas and Country Farm Store Pamela and Shawn Randall 314 Line Road, Buxton Alpaca Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. HA; BG Has 15 alpacas, cria, a guard llama, chickens, Muscovy ducks, Nigerian dwarf goats, barn kittens, rabbit. Bring a picnic, eat in the meadow. Visit farm store for alpaca gifts; stroll through fiber studio, sign up for a class. Watch demos on spinning, weaving, felting; listen to the fiddler. New: “Wee Barn Puppet Show” Nicholas alpaca and friends’ showtimes are noon and 2 p.m. Direc tions: Take Route 25; at blinking light after Nicely’s Market, left onto Dingley Springs Road. Go to end; at stopsign, go right onto Dingley Springs Road. Farm is 0.3 miles on left going up hill. Look for the red barn and outbuildings. About 5 miles from center of Gorham. Ewe and I Farm Jim and Deb Georgitis 286 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport Diversified Organic Sustainable Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA This 26-acre farm is dedicated to independent farm living. Large vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, grapes, large herb garden, bee hives, sugar shack. Hoop house for extended growing seasons. Raises 30 chickens for eggs, has breeding flock of seven sheep for meat and fiber, has two alpacas and an Angora rabbit for fiber. Owners eager to show the average family how they can grow their own vegetables, get eggs from their chickens, supplement their diet with wholesome foods produced in their backyards. Fiber and yarn, both handspun and commercially prepared, from their sheep for sale. Ongoing demo of
Long Plains Alpacas Marcia MacDonald and Desmond Williams, 301 Long Plains Rd., Buxton Alpaca Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. HA; BG Alpaca farm with herd of 50. Learn what they do with the exquisitely soft wool. The only alpaca farm in Maine that uses natural dyes exclusively; grows many of its dye plants. Learn about alpacas and natural dyes. Demos including indigo dyeing all day. Beautiful yarn and products for sale. Directions: From Portland, Outer Congress Street becomes Route 22; follow into Buxton; 1 mile past post office on left. McDougal Orchards LLC Ellen and Jack McAdam 201 Hanson Ridge Road, Springvale Diversified Orchard OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR; BG Seventh gen. diversified family farm specializing in high-quality apples and other tree fruit. PYO and ready-picked fruit available. Pumpkins, winter squashes, fall-bearing raspberries in season. Capt. Jack’s famous apple cider donuts made here. Animal area, fairy village, on-premises hiking. Directions: From Route 109, take Route 202 west 1/2 mile to Hanson Ridge Rd.
winning alpaca herd, and Alpaca Shoppe for many beautiful alpaca gifts. Alpaca tours; walk an alpaca; refreshments. Donna will answer any questions you have about alpacas. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a relaxing day. Pamelamas LLC Pamela Drew, 233 Limerick Rd., Arundel Alpaca Fiber Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA Maintains herd of about 20 alpacas for their luxuriously soft, warm, lightweight fiber. General info on alpacas, their fiber, and their health and care. Spinning and weaving demos available. Farm store open. Yarns from their alpacas spun at Maine fiber mills; finished products such as socks, scarves, hats, gloves, and mittens available. Refreshments. Directions: From south: Take Route 1 about 2 miles north of downtown Kennebunk. At light turn left onto Limerick Road. Farm is 1 mile on left. From North: Exit 32 Biddeford, take Route 1 South about 3.5 miles to light; turn right onto Campground Road. Go 1 mile to end; turn left onto Limerick Road. Go 0.8 miles. Farm on right. Rivard Farm Gerard and Theresa Rivard 110 Blanchard Road, Springvale Pick-Your-Own Blueberries and Raspberries OFD: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. RR (outhouse); BG Pick your own blueberries/raspberries. Visit fields and gardens; peek in new hoophouse growing hydroponic tomatoes. Enjoy a variety of blueberry goodies and recipes. Sign up for newsletter at www.rivardfarm.com. Directions: From Sanford: Route 202 to Hanson’s Ridge Road; continue to Blanchard Road. Stay left at the fork; third place on the left. Sea Hill Farm Alpacas, LLC Paula Ickeringill and Wendy Turner 621 Haley Road, Kittery Point Alpaca OFD: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. HA Full-time farm selling champion
and Bolivian huacaya alpacas in all colors for breeding/fiber companions, plus fiber products. See alpacas, mini-donkeys, Shetland sheep, ducks, geese. Watch demos: spinning, knitting, weaving, alpaca obstacle course. Learn about alpacas and their luxurious fiber in our new barn, rain or shine. Shop area’s largest selection of alpaca socks/accessories, farmgrown fleece, roving, yarn, hand-knit items. Refreshments. D i r e c t i o n s : From I-95 take Exit 2. Follow Route 236 south to Kittery traffic circle. Turn right at Bagel Caboose; follow Route 236, which becomes Route 103 east. At 3.6 miles, Kittery Point Citgo is on the right. Bear left at triangle onto Haley Road.
Snell Family Farm Ramona, John and Carolyn Snell 1000 River Road, Buxton Diversified Vegetable and Fruit, Flowers OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA (partially); RR; BG Greenhouses and fields open. Small group tours, walking, will follow the interests of the group. Pull some garlic, taste some pickles, check out carrots and beets. PYO raspberries likely. Directions: 10 miles north of Saco on Route 112; 15 miles west of Portland on Route 22, turn onto Route 112.
Triple C Farm Rodney and Jodie Dyer 1 Brock Road, Lyman Dairy Heifers, Meat, Maple Syrup OFD: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; RR Small family farm raises lots of their own food and are getting into more of selling products raised on the farm. Raises dairy replacement heifers, beef, meat birds, rabbits, pigs; does maple syrup. They’ll show people how to raise some of their own food. OFD: Pancake breakfast with their own homemade sausage and maple syrup. Will show you how to make butter and yogurt.
This supplement was produced and published by the
Oakhill Alpaca Ranch Donna Ferrera 2 Oakhill Road, Shapleigh Alpaca Farm OFD: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. HA; BG Farm sits on 76 acres of beautiful mountain ranges. Visit colorful, award-
Editor/Layout: David M. Fitzpatrick Photos: Bangor Daily News and Department of Agriculture Sales: Jeff Orcutt Cover: Bridgit Cayer If you’d like to participate in next year’s supplement, contact Jeff Orcutt at (207) 990-8036 or email@example.com
12, Friday | July 20, 2012, Maine Food & Farms
Hood is proud to serve the families of Maine.
*To satisfy our consumers, our farmers pledge to use milk from cows not treated with artiďŹ cial growth hormones.