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SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018 STATE OF M AINE

OFFIC E

OF THE

STATE OF MAINE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION & FORESTRY

GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION AU GUS T A, M AINE 04333-0001

PAUL R. LEPAGE GOVERNOR

PAUL R. LEPAGE

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER 22 STATE HOUSE STATION AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333

WALTER E. WHITCOMB COMMISSIONER

GOVERNOR

Welcome to the Maine Open Farm Day, Sunday, July 22, 2018.

A Message from Governor Paul R. LePage Maine Open Farm Day is an opportunity to experience firsthand how large and small agricultural enterprises continue to grow. Maine’s 8,200 farm operations provide wholesome foods, thousands of jobs and more than $740 million in farm receipts, not including direct sales at farms or farmers’ markets. Open Farm Day is also an opportunity for you to express your thanks and to support local farmers and food producers. This is an exciting time for Maine-made products and Maine agriculture. My Administration, through the efforts of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and other state agencies, is working hard to help our farms reach their full potential. Farmers, producers, processors and distributors have an even greater potential to feed our neighbors, the region and the world. The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry continues to improve its stategenerated marketing, communications and technical assistance efforts to support agricultural enterprises of all sizes. Visit your local agricultural operations on Maine Open Farm Day and talk with the men and women responsible for putting local, quality, sustainable food on your table. You will see both the success of our farms and the hard work that is producing these impressive results. Please join me in celebrating their efforts.

Maine farms participating in 2018 Open Farm Day extend a warm welcome to all visitors, young and older. We encourage you to pick a few farms on this list and learn firsthand the variety and the quality of Maine’s home grown products. A countryside journey on Open Farm Day is both an entertaining and an educational outing. Farm guests will enjoy the view and see how food makes its way from farm to table. Notice the several patterns to Maine farming. The agricultural landscape is an attractive visual pattern: fence lines, tree plantings, long rows of vegetable crops, windrows of hay, animals grazing across a pasture all add an artistic element to a business enterprise. Maine farms live in the pattern of the season: plant, grow, harvest; spring, summer, fall. The midsummer Open Farm Day is at the heart of the very active growing season. The pattern of multigenerational farm family involvement adds a connection to visitors of all age groups. Children of farm families can be very engaging tour guides. There is a lot to see on Open Farm Day. We welcome your visit. Safe travels,

Sincerely,

Walter E. Whitcomb Commissioner

Paul R. LePage Governor

HARLOW BUILDING 18 ELKINS LANE, PHONE: (207) 287-3531 (Voice)

888-577-6690 (TTY) www.maine.gov

FAX: (207) 287-1034

PHONE: FAX

WEB

(207) 287-3200 (207) 287-2400 WWW.MAINE.GOV/DACF


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EXPLORE, MEET, LEARN...

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018

Key Accessible

WAYS TO USE THIS PASSPORT

Restrooms Samples Bus Tours Celebrating Ten or More Years as an Open Farm Day Host!

ANDROSCOGGIN Boothby’s Orchard and Farm 366 Boothby Road, Livermore Beef, fruits, cider mill, farm store/stand, food for sale, winery Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have scenic wagon ride tours of our 7 generation farm down through the fields & pondside lower orchard every 15 minutes, Hereford beef cows to visit with, wine tastings at the farm stand, Stone Fox Creamery Ice Cream truck, activities on the hour and more! At 10:00 there will be a hay stacking activity in the cow barn. 11:00 - Grape Pruning Demonstration in the vineyard. 12:00 - Apple Pruning Demonstration in the upper orchard and at 1:00 and 2:00 agricultural history walking tours of farm including corn patch, hayfield, vineyard, mums, barns and winery. At 4:00 we are so pleased to be hosting singer/songwriter David Mallett as a capstone to Open Farm Day in our event barn! Tickets available on our website.

We invite you to explore Maine farms, meet Maine farmers, and learn about Maine agriculture from the people who live it. This year, we have an increase in host farms—our largest in three years—and host farms are ready to welcome visitors. There is much to explore, many farmers to meet, and lots to learn about Maine’s valuable and diverse agriculture!

Double Z Land and Livestock 518 Upper Street, Turner Beef, eggs, llama, poultry, sheep, farm store/stand, food for sale, maple syrup, specialty foods/snacks Activities: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Double Z raises grass-fed beef and lamb and makes wood-fired pizza. On the pastures, we have Devon-Angus cattle and Katahdin-Dorper lambs grazing alongside the ewes. We also have a llama named Trinity who protects the flock. The Belgian Horses keep an eye on things in the barn while the chickens go about their work. The centerpiece of Double Z is the ZZ Mercantile. It's a great place to pick up your favorite cut of beef, lamb, and chicken. We will be selling Fireworks Pizza. Come by, visit the animals, and enjoy some homemade wood-fired pizza in a beautiful pastoral setting. (207) 225-3579 | info@zzlandandlivestock.com

This ‘passport’ is your guide to discovering approximately 100 of Maine’s farms across the state for the annual Open Farm Day, on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Please read the descriptions and locations to find a farm that interests you. Share your experience with others using the #MaineOpenFarmDay. Follow along on the @getrealgetmaine Facebook page.

From the Country Farm

Nezinscot Farm

23 Austin Road, Leeds Dairy, goat, vegetables, cheese Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

284 Turner Center Road, Turner Alpaca, beef, dairy, eggs, flowers, milk, goat, herbs, honey/bee, pork, poultry, seedlings, sheep, vegetables, bakery, cheese, farm store/stand, food for sale, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled, specialty foods/snacks, yogurt Activities: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come to the country and meet our herd of dairy goats that help us produce great tasting goat cheese and silky artisan soaps. Come see our small scale hydroponic set up new this year. Blacksmithing, goat milking and ice cream making demos throughout the day. Please see our facebook page for the most up to date info and schedule. (207) 212-9911 | facebook.com/FromtheCountryFarm

Hummingbird Farm

Fresh Start Farms (207) 754-3500 | www.boothbysorchard.com (Packard-Littlefield Farm) 76 Littlefield Road, Lisbon Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of farmland, produce samples/tasting, program information, where to buy products. (207) 761-4769 x817 | cultivatingcommunity.org

202 Bean St., Turner Flowers Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hummingbird Farm is the largest producer of clematis in Northern New England and sells these perennial flowering vines all over the United States. At 1 pm, join us for a talk on "Choosing the Clematis That's Right for You.” Bring your camera and your questions. Stroll in the display garden, sit under our clematis-covered arbor, and browse our amazing selection of clematis. Light refreshments available.

(207) 224-8220 | HummingbirdFarm.net

This year Nezinscot Farm has partnered with our COOP, Organic Valley, to bring our visitors an educational farm visit that they will never forget! Organic Valley Info Booth: 9 a.m - 4 p.m—Organic Valley products to sample; Guided & self-guided farm tours: pick up farm maps at info booth; Guided herb walk: 10 a.m with Robin Rocket; Guided farm walk: 3 p.m with Gloria Varney; Cheese demonstrations & sampling: after 10 a.m. Cafe specials: House-made, handcrafted burger, blended with seasonal fresh herbs; Organic Valley steamed all-beef hot dogs; Yogurt and fresh blueberries, house granola and maple syrup; Farm pizza featuring cheese from our farm as well as Organic Valley cheeses.

(207) 225-3231 | www.nezinscotfarm.com


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Old Crow Ranch 427 Davis Road, Durham Beef, pork, poultry Activities: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are a small family-run, pasture based livestock farm. You are welcome to come visit, see the farm and animals. We'll be on hand to show you around and answer questions. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch. Please don't feed the animals. Please respect the electric fences. The gardens are responsible for feeding our family year round, please respect our food staples.

(207) 329-8775 | oldcrowranch.com

Ricker Hill Orchards 3 Ricker Hill Road, Turner Berries, fruits, woodlot, bakery, beverages, brewery, cider mill, confectioneries, farm store/stand, food for sale, ice cream, maple syrup, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled, specialty foods/ snacks, winery, wood products Activities: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ricker Hill Orchards has been farming since 1803. We grow apples, cranberries, blueberries, grapes and other miscellaneous crops. We also make our own maple syrup. We started making sweet cider in the 70's and in 2014 we started making hard cider and wine. We have pick-your-own blueberries, apples and grapes. We have a farm stand and a tasting room for our sweet and hard cider. We also make our own IPM and organic raw apple cider vinegar. We provide tours of our cider mill and our packing facility. Farm Stand is open 9-6. Tasting Room is open 11-6.

AROOSTOOK

CUMBERLAND

Doak’s Maple Ridge Farms

Braun’s Riverside Lavender Farm, LLC

291 Margison Road, Woodland Sheep farm, farm store w/lamb, pork, jellies, pickles, maple syrup, handmade goat soap Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

55 River Road, Steep Falls Eggs, flowers, herbs, honey/bee, seedlings, confectioneries Activities: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our 128-acre farm with a view of the Swedish colony countryside is home to our sheep and chickens. Our new farm store will be open with healthy, wholesome products produced right here on the farm. Come enjoy samples of lamb, pork, jams, jellies, fruit vinegars, pickles, relishes, maple syrup, clover honey, and beautiful Aroostook County prints. We also sell chemical free hay. The Doak Family is anxious to see you!

Our focus is on sustainable agriculture and farming, organic. We have craft classes using the fresh lavender, culinary demonstrations, value added products. We also have classes on lavender farming from start to finish.

(207) 227-0318

McElwain’s Strawberry Farm 693 Sweden St., Caribou Berries, fruits, vegetables, farm store/stand, food for sale Activities: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. A tractor drawn wagon ride will highlight the farm's history and how crops are grown. The strawberry fields will be open for u-pick. Ice cream with strawberries will be served at the farm stand.

(207) 498-8276

Micmac Farms

(207) 225-5552 | www.rickerhill.com

8 Northern Road, Presque Isle Aquaculture, flowers, fruits, herbs, seedlings, vegetables, butcher, maple syrup, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rockin’ Sheep Farm

Micmac Farms will be opening our doors, and you're invited! Come tour our state-of-the-art fish hatchery that is home to more than 53,000 Maine brook trout! We raise our fish as a high-quality food source locally raised right here in Caribou. For the duration of the day, we will offer tours of both the farm fields & hatchery, samples of our preserves in the store, and children's lawn games! The farm cultivates 4-acres of farmland with produce every year. Blueberry & raspberry patches, apple & plum orchards, Maine brook trout, and our produce are all grown chemical free! We promise to bring you wholesome, nutritious foods the most natural way possible and pledge to not use antibiotics or chemicals to raise our fish.

64 Record Road, Livermore Falls Dairy, honey/bee, poultry, sheep, farm store/ stand, food for sale Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Rockin' Sheep Farm, you can step back in time and watch a blacksmith work on a coal forge, pet the lambs and sheep, learn about chickens, and pet the cow and calf. The farm store will be open selling sheep and lamb pelts, fleece, wool products, blacksmith products, art, and books.

(207) 233-0779 | www.rockinsheepfarm.com

(207) 493-1269

Roebucks Angus 783 Upper St., Turner Activities: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will share what goes into raising quality beef and give you an opportunity to taste! Also we will have grilled burgers for sale along with our Angus beef products!

207-754-1558 | Roebucksangus.com

(207) 332-6502 | riversidelavender.com

Orchard Ridge Farm 236 Sebago Lake Road, Gorham Berries, eggs, fruits, bakery, farm store/stand, food for sale Activities: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. U-Pick highbush blueberries, informal farm tours, guest Maine specialty food vendor tastings, goat feeding/petting, thousands of chickens and waterfowl and dozens of breeds to see, and our own hot food menu includes NY style pizza, grass fed burgers and garlic pork sausage burgers, breakfast sandwiches using our “eggstraordinary” eggs and meats, our own fresh donuts and cookies and more.

(207) 239-0442

Carrageen Suri Alpacas 82 West Gray Road, Gray Alpaca Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get an understanding about alpacas as a fiber animal and products you can make from the fiber.

(207) 653-1144 | Carrageensurialpacas.com

Fresh Start Farms (Hurricane Valley Farm) 17 Schuster Road, Falmouth Honey/bee, poultry, vegetables Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of farmland, produce samples/tasting, program information, where to buy products (207) 761-4769 x817 | cultivatingcommunity.org

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester Beef, fruits, herbs, honey/bee, poultry, seedlings, sheep cheese, confectioneries, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled, wood products Activities: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. With 17 buildings and 1,750 acres of land, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is home to the only active Shaker Community in the world and is a National Historic Landmark. The Shakers have been farming since 1783. See Scottish highland cattle, sheep, bees, orchards, gardens and 1830s barns. All FREE activities: barn tours with Brother Arnold; wagon rides, bee exhibit and hives; herb garden tours, craft demonstrations. Shaker herbs and local crafts for sale. Live bluegrass music and lunch plates for sale.

(207) 926-4597 | maineshakers.com

Mountain View Farm 681 Maple Ridge Road, Harrison Beef, dairy, eggs, pork, sheep, farm store/stand, food for sale Activities: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Farm tours and farm store.

(207) 583-4293 | mt-viewfarm.com

Tips for a good visit: • Please keep pets at home • Please stick to designated visitor areas on farms • Stay comfy: wear and pack layers, and wear comfy shoes. Just like the rest of the days on a farm, the event happens rain or shine. • Bring a cooler and ice. You might find that farms are offering great products to purchase and enjoy at home. Keep the quality at its best by storing items in the cooler for the ride back home. When your visit is done, be sure to complete the survey to help farmers learn more about your experience!


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Stillbrook Acres 309 Mayall Road, Gray Beef, dairy, eggs, milk, cheese, farm store/stand, food for sale, yogurt Activities: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours of the barn with animal contact and sampling of our A2 dairy products

(207) 838-4407 | stillbrookacres.com

Underhill Fibers 50 Wilson Road, Gorham Goat, pork, poultry, sheep, other Activities: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hand spinning demos all day. Bunny grooming and goat hoof trimming upon request. Any questions about raising or caring for our livestock will be answered. Please ask us questions! Spinning fibers and yarns from out flocks will be available for sale. We are in the process of starting a fiber spinning mill. Tours of the mill in whatever state it is at, hopefully fully operational! Angora rabbits, Pygora goats, Cormo and Finn sheep, plus seasonal poultry, pigs and gardens. We are a working self sustaining family farm.

(207) 892-2617 | Underhillfibers.com

FRANKLIN Birds of a Feather Emu Farm 171 Savage Road, Farmington Emus Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour of emu farm, sample of meat, and emu oilbased products.

Dreamin Fahm, LLC 1244 Main St., Wilton Goat, poultry, cheese, farm store/stand, food for sale, milk, specialty foods/snacks Activities: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour of farm, questions and answers, products for sale.

(207) 645-7042 | www.dreaminfahm.com

(207) 212-2679

Black Acres Farm 123 Black Road, Wilton Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Black Acres Farm will be offering tours of the farm that include hay rides through a rotational grazing operation, sap house, and sugar bush tours. Farm product tasting (honey, syrup, beef and pork). Grass fed beef operation. Ability to purchase all products at our on site farm store. Come join the fun and experience a real Maine working farm. Bring the kids to check out baby animals and heavy equipment.

(207) 491-5443

LoveGrown Hemp 578 Industry Road, Farmington Flowers, fruits, grains, herbs, bakery, confectioneries, farm store/stand, food for sale, specialty foods/snacks Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have tours of production areas as well as products for sale at the farm stand. Owners will be on site to answer questions about hemp research and agricultural practices.

(207) 778-1181 | www.lovegrownhemp.com

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HANCOCK COUNTY Forest Farm 372 Harborside Road, Cape Rosier, Brooksville Vegetables Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of the historic house and gardens of Helen and Scott Nearing, authors of “Living the Good Life.” Various workshops and demonstrations during the day. Check the website for more information.

(207) 326-8211 | www.goodlife.org

Lone Spruce Farm 306 Bald Mountain Road, Dedham Eggs, fruits, goat, vegetables, woodlot, bakery Activities: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We're joining in the fun again! This is a free event and a wonderful opportunity to connect with agriculture in a hands on way! Lots of family fun, activity stations and demos! Our stand will be open and well stocked so you can bring home your own piece of the spruce! We can't wait to connect with you on this fun day!

(973) 570-8925 facebook.com/lonesprucefarm


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Rabbit Hill Farm

Caverly Farms LLC

Winterberry Farm

Crystal Lake Farm and Nursery

148 Barbour Farm Road, Stonington Flowers, fruits, herbs, vegetables, bakery, cider mill, farm store/stand, food for sale, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled, specialty foods/ snacks, winery Activities: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

1430 River Road, Clinton Dairy Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

538 Augusta Road, Belgrade Beef, berries, dairy, eggs, flowers, fruits, herbs, honey/bee, poultry, seedlings, sheep, vegetables, woodlot, bakery, beverages (juices, cider, beer, wine, teas), cheese, confectioneries, farm store/stand, food for sale, maple syrup, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled, specialty foods/snacks, other Activities: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

246 Young's Hill Road, Washington Berries, flowers, fruits, herbs, vegetables, woodlot, wood products Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Visit with the Nubian baby goats – new this year; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Farm tours, soil building techniques, samples from the kitchen; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.: Shore walks, learn to dig clams from Ken Willette, trips to Rabbit Island; 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Cider press building workshop – new this year! Learn how to build a cider press for homestead use; 5 p.m.-8 p.m.: Potluck Sunset Supper! Bring something to share, a musical instrument and your dancing shoes!

(207) 367-5003 | cherylwixsonskitchen.com

There will be a wagon ride tour of the farm, a petting zoo, and drinks and snacks.

(207) 314-2397

Fieldstone Gardens, Inc. 55 Quaker Lane, Vassalboro Flowers, herbs, seedlings, woodlot Activities: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours, demonstrations, guest speaker, and plants/ trees/shrubs available for sale.

(207) 923-3836 | fieldstonegardens.com

We are a horse and oxen powered certified organic forever farm. We grow vegetables, cut flowers, we raise meat chickens, turkeys, sheep for lamb and wool, we have a farm store and cafe. The day will be filled with demonstrations at our beehives and animal power and tours of the vegetable and cut flower gardens. The cafe will have pizza from our wood fired pizza oven and ice cream. The farm store will be open with many value-added products and cut flowers for sale. Bring a picnic blanket and have your lunch on our farm lawn.

Farm tours of tree, shrub and perennial nursery, hoop houses, large vegetable and flower gardens, small orchard, managed woodlot, and rotational grazing pasture for Dexter cattle on 75 acre property. Human scaled, low tech, soil improving, minimal off farm input, durable and diversified growing operation. No pesticides, no herbicides, or chemical fertilizers ever! Plants, trees, shrubs, cut flowers, foliage, pest and frost protection systems and specialty tools available for sale on farm Saturdays 10-1, May 5–June 30 and by appointment throughout the season.

(207) 845-2140

(207) 649-3331 | winterberryfarmstand.com

The Nancy Place Homestead 1313 Bald Mountain Road, Orland Berries, eggs, flowers, goat, herbs, pork, poultry, seedlings, sheep, vegetables, bakery, arm store/ stand, food for sale Activities: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Farm Stand (frozen berries, baked goods, pastured pork, maple sweetened granola and jams) will welcome visitors all day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Early u-pick wild blueberry field open all day, baby chicks on display at the farm stand, 5 p.m. Tour & Chores (must register at nancyplaceevents@ticketleap. com). Music & Community Potluck at farm stand following the Tour & Chores.

Herbal Revolution Farm & Apothecary

Friends’ Folly Farm 319 Norris Hill Road, Monmouth Goats Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come meet the Angora fiber goats. Take a tour of the fiber mill and see how raw fleeces are turned into roving, rug yarn, and felted goods. Demonstrations throughout the day include spinning, goat care and handling, and draft goats. There is a small warren of meat rabbits. The farm and vintage goods store is in a 30 foot modern yurt.

(207) 632-3115 | www.friendsfollyfarm.com

(207) 949-7662 | www.thenancyplace.com

410 N Union Road, Union Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

KNOX COUNTY Appleton Creamery 780 Gurneytown Road, Appleton Dairy, goat cheese, farm store/stand, food for sale Activities: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

47 Daisies 552 Webber Pond Road, Vassalboro Berries, flowers, fruits, herbs, seedlings, vegetables, farm store/stand, food for sale, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled Activities: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will have hourly farm tours via tractor and wagon rides starting every hour on the hour from 10 to 4, self guided walking tours all day, children's activities, a shiitake mushroom demonstration area, our community store will be open and we will have live music at the farm.

(207) 509-0569

Hart-to-Hart Farm & Education Center 16 Duck Pond Lane, Albion Dairy, milk, goat, sheep, farm store/stand, food for sale Activities: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brae Maple Farm

Spend the day exploring our farm and experiencing all we have to offer. We are a family owned and operated organic dairy farm located in the gently rolling hills of Albion. Our farm offers a variety of day camp programs, educational programs and quality products. We milk between 50-60 Holsteins and Jerseys. You can find our milk under the Organic Valley Family Farm label, which we are proud owner-members, or in Stonyfield products. Our mission is to reconnect with our soil so as to nurture the plants, animals and the people who feed from the land; to sell nourishing products and to promote quality education to strengthen individuals understanding about sustainable, local agriculture. Activities include: Farm tours, petting area, grinding wheat to make bread baked in our wood fired oven, spinning wool, and hand milking & ice cream making at 1 p.m., ongoing educational activities, gardening & cropping tips.

Walk through our MOFGA certified market gardens. Join Master Gardener Volunteers at Brae Maple Farm to celebrate 20 years of growing vegetables for “plant-a-row for the hungry” in their vegetable demonstration gardens. Master Gardeners will be available to also talk about their lasagna garden, dyeing and drying garden, medicine wheel, and heritage gardens. Demonstrations include woodturning, spinning, and building twig fences. The Knox-Lincoln Beekeepers will be on hand to answer beekeeping questions. Visitors will be asked to vote for their favorite scarecrows. Enjoy music by Playin' Possum while sampling herbal refreshments. Special children's activities will be ongoing.

(207) 437-2441 | www.hart2hartfarm.org

(207) 713-0856 | www.herbalrev.com

Meet the goats, see where cheese is made and how goats are milked. Sample cheese. Other vendors will be joining us, including bread, ice cream, and a food truck.

(207) 785-4430 | appletoncreamery.com

KENNEBEC COUNTY

We will be offering farm tours throughout the day of our gardens and fields. We will discuss the use of the medicinal plants and vegetables that we grow for our products. We'll discuss some of the ways we manage the farm like the use of our cashmere goats for land management and fiber.

233 North Union Road, Union Vegetables Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(207) 785-4978

Highcroft Farm 959 Union Road, Appleton Berries, eggs, flowers, goat, herbs, poultry, sheep, vegetables, bakery, farm store/stand, food for sale Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highcroft is a family farm where we raise Finnish Landrace sheep, Saanan dairy goats, Angora goats, rabbits, chickens and Jersey cows. The Highcroft Shop features yarns and hand spinning supplies produced from our sheep, traditional handcrafts, homemade goat milk soap, flowers, organically raised vegetables and baked goods. Hand spinning demonstrations and information sessions will be going on throughout the day. Horse drawn wagon rides will transport visitors from the parking area to the farm and gardens. Children will also enjoy this tour since we will have summer lambs.

(207) 785-6969 | highcroftmaine.com


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Seacolors Yarnery at Meadowcroft Farm 45 Hopkins Road, Washington Sheep Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seconds sale, dog demo, and token tour. Farm to textile. Sheep and wool. Grower/maker. Seacolors Yarnery is solar powered for low impact and minimally invasive processing of its fine (no itch) wool. Yarns, sweaters and blankets will be available for sale. Some seconds, closeouts, and discounts. Working-dog demos at 11 and 2. Snuggle with lambs, dogs, donkey, and yarn! Tours all day. Learn about fine wool (not meat, carpet or dairy breeds) and how important and easy it is to replace plastics in our wearables and home goods.

(207) 542-2587 | www.getwool.com

Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery 347 Carroll Road, Union Poultry, sheep, beverages (juices, cider, beer, wine, teas), cheese, distillery, specialty foods/ snacks, winery, other Activities: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can tour the farm winery distillery, attend talks on home winemaking and cheesemaking, enjoy wine and spirit tastings, relax in the gardens, and hike the farm trail.

Briggs Farm

Fuzzy Udder Creamery

Pumpkin Vine Family Farm

253 Jones Road, Somerville Eggs, honey/bee, pork, poultry, vegetables Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

35 Townhouse Road, Whitefield Dairy, goat, sheep cheese, farm store/stand, food for sale, yogurt, other Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

217 Hewett Road, Somerville Dairy, eggs, flowers, milk, goat, honey/bee, pork, vegetables, bakery, cheese, farm store/ stand, food for sale, maple syrup, yogurt Activities: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are small family farm, located on an 1860s homestead. We focus on raising pigs and chickens for meat, farm fresh eggs, veggies, and an apiary of bees for raw honey. Stop on by for a guided farm tour, meet the animals, learn about bees & honey production, and purchase farm products.

(401) 683-8130 | briggsfarmmaine.com

Fuzzy Udder makes a wide variety of sheep, goat, and cow's milk cheese and yogurt. We also sell lamb, goat, mutton, fiber, and tanned sheep and goat hides. We have a small farm stand and we sell at farmers markets and retail locations throughout Maine. Come tour our farm and creamery, meet the sheep and goats, and taste our cheeses.

(207) 549-3817

Cape Newagen Alpaca Farm 1020 Hendricks Hill Road, Southport Alpaca, eggs farm store/stand, food for sale Activities: 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Come and meet our alpacas! We are a small working farm that raises alpacas for their glorious fiber to make yarn, rugs, and specialty items both knitted and crocheted. We carry select alpaca clothing items from Peruvian Link. We make our own soap and body cream offered for sale.Tours will be provided with all visitors. Educational opportunities and demonstrations of alpaca carding and spinning as well as working on a peg loom will be available. Come learn how we enjoy what we do by raising alpacas!

(207) 633-0416 | capenewagenfarm.com

Hamilton Farm & Barred Owl Creamery 6 South Fowles Lane, Whitefield Dairy, eggs, flowers, goat, pork, poultry, sheep, vegetables, bakery, cheese, confectioneries, farm store/stand, food for sale, specialty foods/ snacks, yogurt Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour the farm, meet the animals, watch cheese being made, stop in to the farm store for some of our farmstead cheese, wool products (sheepskins, pillows, yarn & dryer balls), canned goods, fresh veggies & baked goods.

(207) 549-5497 | hamiltonfarm.wordpress.com

(207) 785-3024 | sweetgrasswinery.com

Copper Tail Farm 293 Genthner Road, Waldoboro Dairy cheese, specialty foods/snacks, yogurt Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LINCOLN COUNTY

Tours of creamery and barn, information available on where and how to buy products.

(541) 729-5769 | www.coppertailfarm.com

Beau Chemin Preservation Farm

(207) 596-1161 www.BeauCheminPreservationFarm.com

East Forty Farm and Dairy

Lyric Meadow Farm

(207) 230-4318

(207) 549-3096 pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com

TLC Fiber Farm 40 Horscents Lane, Waldoboro Alpaca Activities: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (207) 790-8086 | TLC Fiber farm@Facebook

107 Dover Road, Boothbay Alpaca, eggs, flowers, goat, herbs, honey/bee, vegetables Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OXFORD COUNTY

(207) 350-1969 | www.lyricmeadowfarm.org

A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm

Odd Alewives Farm Brewery

Farm tours, earth oven pizza for sale, needle felting and wet felting demonstrations

2361 Friendship Road, Waldoboro Pork cheese, farm store/stand, food for sale, wood products Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. East Forty Farm is the home of Lakin's Gorges Cheese and Foley's Custom Sawmill. We make fresh and aged cow's milk cheese right at the farm. We raise heritage breed, forest grazing pigs. Hear about sustainable forest management and see how the sawmill works. Tour the creamery and taste the cheese – cheese plates will be available. Take a walk down to the Medomak River and admire the clam flats. You are invited to have a picnic under the grape arbor.

Pumpkin Vine Family Farm is a goat dairy and farm education center, as well as a community gathering place. Come learn about all stages of our dairy production, from pasture management to cheese production. Tours include a visit to the friendly goat kids in the barn as well as the working goats in their new solar-powered pasturepalace. See how we manage our milking parlor and cheese room, and take a peek in our new aging room. When you've learned enough, you can pick up coffee and goodies at our Farmer's Market (11-3) and enjoy the view of the fields from our picnic area. There will be special activities for children and room to run! - and information will be available about our farm camp. We are both a historic farm (featured in the book “Birth, Death and a Tractor”) and a vibrant part of the future. We look forward to connecting with your family!

Tours available.

See the farm. It features alpaca, eggs, flowers, goat, herbs, honey/bees, and vegetables. Learn more at our website.

1749 Finntown Road, Waldoboro Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. MOFGA certified organic you-pick raspberries are for sale, and possibly other small fruit. Heirloom & endangered breeds of livestock include soay, Leicester longwool and California Variegated Mutant sheep, part Icelandic goats, a Suffolk Punch draft horse, and 5 breeds of ducks. Antique spinning wheels and other fiber processing tools are on display.Raw sheep fleece, roving, yarn and felt wearables are for sale. A farm tour map and many explanatory signs facilitate visits.

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99 Old Route 1, Waldoboro Berries, fruits, herbs, hops, brewery Activities: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Our tasting room will be open and we will offer visitors tours of the farm and brewery. We will also be available to talk about other Maine ingredients we use in the brewing process.

(207) 790-8406 | www.oddalewives.com

106 Black Mountain Road, Sumner Eggs, sheep, farm store/stand, food for sale, maple syrup Activities: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

(207) 212-4058 | awrinkleinthymefarm.com

Dyed in the Wool 26 Chatham Road, Stow Alpaca, goat, sheep Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit animals and see how we process the fiber.

(207) 956-9309


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Pietree Orchard

Treworgy Family Orchards

803 Waterford Road, Sweden Farm store/stand, food for sale Activities: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (207) 515-3708

3876 Union St., Levant Berries, flowers, fruits, goat farm store/stand, food for sale, ice cream, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled, specialty foods/snacks Activities: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunflower Farm of Bethel 471 Flat Road, Bethel Alpaca, llama, poultry, sheep Activities: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Farm tour featuring how we go from fiber to fabric. Feed the sheep, alpacas and llamas. On site farm store features breed specific yarn from our Cormo, Gotland and Icelandic sheep and alpacas. Trout pond to feed the fish, too. Parts of the farm are handicap accessible. No ramp into the barn to see the chicken nesting boxes.

(603) 860-7897 Facebook: Sunflower Farm of Bethel

Worth the Wait Farm 52 Bushrow Road, Denmark Goats Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come play with the kids, meet the herd and learn how to milk a goat.

(207) 890-3586 | worththewaitfarm.com

Come visit us at Treworgy Orchards and discover what life is like on a real working farm in Maine! Our highbush blueberries will be ready to pick. The Farm Stand will be serving ice cream treats and donuts. Take a tour of the farm on our free hayride.

(207) 884-8354 | treworgyorchards.com

SAGADAHOC Apple Creek Farm 448 Millay Road, Bowdoinham Beef, eggs, goat, honey/bee, poultry, sheep, woodlot farm store/stand, food for sale, specialty foods/snacks Activities: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You'll be able to meet your farmers, see the animals, take a tour and purchase farm products. The event is FREE! Please, no dogs. The farm is also participating in Bowdoinham's Open Farm Day. Bathrooms are available at the Mailly Waterfront Park.

(207) 948-3022 | www.applecreekfarm.me

PISCATAQUIS Ripley Farm 62 Merrills Mills Road, Dover-Foxcroft Flowers, herbs, vegetables Activities: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Love gardening, but don't have time to do it all yourself? Come get an inside view of how we grow 5 acres of organic vegetables that look and taste delicious with mostly hand power. Farmer Gene will give tours of our crops, two high tunnels, and demo the tools essential to our small family farm's success. Mary Margaret will greet you, answer questions, and help you pick out veggies and flowers to take home. Come connect with your farmers, learn about where your food comes from, and taste our carrots (and other veggies)!

(207) 564-0563 | ripleyorganicfarm.com

Edgewater Farm and B&B 71 Small Pt. Road, Phippsburg Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Farm-raised vegetables (the usual suspects, plus asparagus), fruit (apples, peaches, rhubarb), berries (strawberries, raspberries for sale, blueberries), flowers (perennials, annuals, gladiolas, dahlias) and herbs (basils, lavender, many culinary/medicinals/aromatic). “BIG DIG” – You dig “enthusiastic” perennials, small shrubs and pines, and donations are accepted for the Bath Area Food Bank. This is a great opportunity for first-time gardeners and new home/farm owners to get some free plants by digging their own from a large selection of extras. They use the lasagna method, layering compost, for soil fertility. A special feature is their woodland labyrinth.

207-389-1322 | ewfbb.com

Ricker Hill Orchards 3 Ricker Hill Road, Turner Berries, fruits, woodlot, bakery, beverages, brewery, cider mill, confectioneries, farm store/stand, food for sale, ice cream, maple syrup, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled, specialty foods/ snacks, winery, wood products Activities: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ricker Hill Orchards has been farming since 1803. We grow apples, cranberries, blueberries, grapes and other miscellaneous crops. We also make our own maple syrup. We started making sweet cider in the 70's and in 2014 we started making hard cider and wine. We have pick-your-own blueberries, apples and grapes. We have a farm stand and a tasting room for our sweet and hard cider. We also make our own IPM and organic raw apple cider vinegar. We provide tours of our cider mill and our packing facility. Farm Stand is open 9-6. Tasting Room is open 11-6.

(207) 225-5552 | www.rickerhill.com

SOMERSET Bag End Suri Alpacas of Maine, LLC 226 Snakeroot Road, Pittsfield Alpaca, eggs, poultry Activities: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come meet the suri alpacas that grow our yarn for us! Visit with our herd, see fiber processing equipment, and browse our farm store for everything alpaca.

207-660-5276 | www.bagendsuris.com

PENOBSCOT In The Village Farm & Garden 47 Pleasant St., Passadumkeag Eggs, flowers, goat, grains, herbs, honey/bee, pork, poultry, seedlings, vegetables, bakery, butcher, farm store/stand, food for sale, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled, specialty foods/snacks Activities: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Turning Page Farm 842 N. Guilford Road, Monson Dairy, eggs, milk, goats, honey/bee, pork, brewery, cheese, farm store/stand, food for sale, specialty foods/snacks Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of farmland, cheese making facility and brewery. We will provide visitors a chance to meet our dairy goat herd.

(207) 997-3424 | turningpagefarm.com

Tour of farm, crops and production area. Workshop on goat's milk soap making, kids can pet/hold/feed animals.

(207) 290-1338 facebook.com/villagefarmandgarden

Worcester’s Wild Blueberries 356 Lyford Road, Orneville Twp. Activities: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to walk a farm road to see fields that will be harvested this year vs. those that will not. You will be able to see how we harvest and process our blueberries.

(207) 943-8804 | wildblueberryproducts.com

Tender Soles Farm 453 Main St., Richmond Eggs, flowers, herbs, seedlings, vegetables, woodlot Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are an organic horse-powered farm right on Main Street just outside of downtown Richmond. We will show visitors the horses and how we use them for tillage and low impact forestry. We have a farm stand where we sell our produce and seedlings, as well as produce, maple syrup, dairy products and eggs from surrounding farms. We will tour our crop fields, small orchard, and seedling tunnel and large hoop house we use for season extension.

Balfour Farm 461 Webb Road, Pittsfield Dairy, eggs, pork, poultry, cheese Activities: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Self guided farm tours all day, farmer led tours at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Farm tours are about an hour and will cover all aspects of our farm production, animals and facilities.

(207) 213-3159 | Balfourfarmdairy.com

(207) 620-0030 | www.tendersolesfarm.com

Dostie Farm 68 Middle Road, Fairfield Dairy, maple syrup Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour of working dairy farm, calf nursery, Stoneyfield booth area for product area.

(207) 858-6362


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Enchanted Kitchen at Fire Fly Farm 526 Dexter Road, Saint Albans Vegetables, bakery Activities: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make your own wood fired pizza!! All Maine ingredients, come join in the fun. Farm Tours, bakery items for sale, pick your own high bush blueberries and PIZZA!! Donations appreciated to cover costs.

(207) 938-3906 | enchantedkitchen.org

WALDO COUNTY Ellie’s Daylilies & Serendipity Shop 11 Rogers Road, Troy Flowers Activities: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will demonstrate digging, dividing and planting the root of the Daylily. We will have handouts for this and include time for questions regarding landscaping with Daylilies. Cold drinks and cookies available. Potted plants for sale as well.

(207) 948-2101 | www.elliesdaylilies.com

Kennebec Valley Community College 24 Price Road, Hinckley Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The farm at Kennebec Valley Community College is a 120 acre farm of diversified organic vegetables, sheep, and chickens. The farm is a learning lab for students in the Sustainable Agriculture program at the college. The farm provides food for our Culinary Arts program, on campus food service, and a CSA program. At Open Farm Day we will provide information about our farm, our sustainable agriculture associates degree, and allow the public to walk through some of our gardens as well as see our sheep and chickens on pasture. Students in our program will have a farm stand with vegetables to purchase, along with complimentary vegetable samples. Students will also tour groups around the farm upon arrival.

(617) 529-4904 | www.kvcc.me.edu/Pages/ Farm/farm-at-kvcc

Sweet Dreams Lavender Farm 408 Dexter Road, St. Albans Flowers, herbs farm store/stand, food for sale, specialty foods/snacks Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. How to grow lavender in Maine. Lavender cookies, lavender lemonade, lavender tea. Farm Store has many lavender products herbs, bird watching and trails.

(207) 938-3951 | mainelavenderfarm.com

Key Accessible Restrooms Samples Bus Tours Celebrating Ten or More Years as an Open Farm Day Host!

Knotty Goat Soapery 72 Clark Road, Winterport Goats Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discussion of dairy goat care, husbandry, diet; goat milk soap samples available; goat milk soap available for purchase.

(207) 223-5115 | knottygoatsoapery.com

Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, LLC 141 Crosby Brook Road, Unity Alpacas Activities: 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Come enjoy the Maine Alpaca Experience! Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm has a SPECIAL day in store for all of our visitors! We will be offering farm tours, see our 40 beautiful alpacas up close, shop our fully stocked retail store filled with variety of alpaca yarn, socks, shawls, coats, teddy bears and more! Our farm is located across from MOFGA – home of the Common Ground Country Fair.

(207) 356-2464 | mainealpacaexperience.com

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Royer Valley Farm

Itty Bitty Farm

Eastcoast Alpacas

Maple Moon Farm

124 Valley Road, Brooks Activities: Saturday 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 3 to 5 p.m.

980 US HWY 1, Columbia Falls Eggs, pork, vegetables Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

21 Clearview Drive, Biddeford Alpaca farm store/stand, food for sale Activities: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Farm tours, discussion of how we started with three 4'x8' garden boxes and built it into a small, working farm/business. Also, discussion about our animals and what goes into raising and breeding them.

Hours will be Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. We are a small family farm in southern Maine raising, breeding and selling alpacas. We will be giving tours into our alpaca paddocks showcasing our award winning alpacas. We teach visitors about all aspects of the wonderful alpaca and the super fine/ soft fiber we get from them and the products we produce. We also will be selling luxuriously soft and warm alpaca products. We will be letting folks feed the alpacas grain and also walking an alpaca is a farm favorite! Food will be available for purchase.

289 Chick Road, Lebanon Berries, eggs, honey/bee, maple syrup, wood products Activities: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Royer Valley Farm, a diversified livestock farm growing meat rabbit, poultry, and hogs. Livestock is the foundation of our farm business all grown with a high level with sustainability and natural farming practices. We will be establishing gardens, a farm store, honeybees, maple syrup, commercial kitchen and petting zoo. Here at Royer Valley Farm, we believe the future in farming is being willing to welcome people to our farm with as much transparency as possible at the same time maintaining biosecurity.

(207) 449-8196 facebook.com/royervalleyfarm

Toddy Pond Farm 3 174 Carver Road, Monroe Beef, dairy, eggs, milk, honey/bee, pork, poultry, sheep, vegetables, bakery, cheese, farm store/ stand, food for sale, ice cream, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled, specialty foods/snacks, yogurt Activities: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are welcome to self-tour the farm (we hope to have printed maps available this year) to see our cows, sheep, pigs, chickens and goats. Honeybee observation hive will be set up as well. Our farm store will be open with a full selection of our dairy, meats, fermented vegetables, honey, bakery items and ice cream sandwiches. Local artisans also featured in our farm store include handmade soaps, a local potter, a local blacksmith and locally roasted coffee. Please leave dogs at home.

(207) 249-3344

(207) 266-9134 www.facebook.com/pg/IBFMaine

Tide Mill Organic Farm 91 Tide Mill Road, Edmunds Beef, milk, pork, poultry, seedlings, vegetables Activities: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit Tide Mill Farm to learn how your food is grown; we will show you what we love to do. The 7th, 8th, and 9th generations of Bells produce organic milk and dairy products, meats and produce, practice sustainable forestry and offer educational opportunities. Come pat a calf and baby chicks, and learn about our organic, holistic approach to farming and growing nourishing food.

(207) 263-5053

(207) 948-7777 | www.YounityWinery.com

YORK COUNTY Blueberry Hill Farm 231 Blueberry Hill Farm Road, Acton Berries Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have a variety of blueberry baked goodies to sample. Free printed recipes to take home. Farm animals to visit. Farm tours. Pick your own blueberries to take home!

Garden Side Dairy @ Hatch Knoll Farm 29 Hatch Knoll Road, Jonesboro Activities: 10 a.m. 4 p.m. We offer farm tours throughout the day as well as a full cheese tasting and demonstrations.

(207) 434-2674

Ewe & I Farm 286 Arundel Road, Kennebunkport Alpaca, eggs, flowers, herbs, honey/bee, llama, sheep, maple syrup Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Self-guided tours of the farm, a beehive demo at noon and ongoing spinning demos. Microgreen lecture at 1 p.m.

201 Hanson Ridge Road, Springvale Berries, flowers, fruits, herbs, bakery, farm store/stand, food for sale Activities: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. McDougal Orchards partners with the Three Rivers Land Trust and local area farms to offer breakfast and the 4-mile Springvale Farm Trail Walk. Along with the Orchard's rich agricultural history, trekkers will learn about the soil fertility of southern Maine's glacial ridges and why perennial crops are a better option for us annuals, such as sweet corn or green beans.

Harris Farm 262 Buzzell Road, Dayton Beef, dairy, milk, vegetables, farm store/stand, food for sale, maple syrup Activities: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mighty Oaks Farm

Free informational hayride tours of the vegetable gardens and pastures ending at an all-you-can-eat picnic lunch buffet in the back meadow. Lunch features our own grass fed burgers, corn, and milk, as well as homemade salads and desserts. All proceeds to benefit Goodwins Mills United Methodist Church.

Farm tour - animals, garden, production area.

84 Newfield Road, Shapleigh Beef, eggs, pork, poultry, vegetables, farm store/ stand, food for sale Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (207) 459-0336 | mightyoaksfarmmaine.com

(207) 710-1540 | harrisfarm.com

Pamelamas LLC

Carpenter Christmas Tree Farm 14 Hazen Drive, Springvale Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our farm is a self walk, very easy to access and view. We will be on hand to answer any questions.

(207) 324-6869

WASHINGTON

McDougal Orchards LLC

(207) 324-5054 | mcdougalorchards.com

Younity Winery & Vineyards, Inc.

Tour of the vineyard, production room AND free sampling of all the wines we have ready... which is almost 16 different wines.

(978) 376-3032 | www.maplemoonfarm.com

(207) 590-5630 | eastcoastalpacas.com

(207) 967-4451

(207)457-1151 | www.blueberryhillfarm.us

317 Albion Road, Unity Winery Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are a small diversified farm the utilizes sustainable growing practices, and enjoy sharing our work and space with visitors and Airbnb guests alike. Join us to discover how maple syrup is made, pick your own blueberries, learn about the important functions of honeybees in our gardens and berry patches, and enjoy the chickens roaming about.

Dunn Farm 340 Blackberry Hill Road, Berwick Dairy, cheese Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Barn tours. Field walks. Touch a tractor.

(603) 781-2978

Lana Plantae Farmed Yarns 301 Long Plains Road, Buxton Alpaca Activities: 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Our alpacas and sheep will be on display. We will have fiber arts demonstrations including carding, spinning and naturally dyeing. We will have natural dye demonstrations ongoing throughout the day. We will use local plant materials to create beautiful lasting colors on our wool.

(207) 710-9533 | lanaplantae.com

233 Limerick Road, Arundel Alpacas Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We maintain a small herd of alpacas for their luxuriously soft, warm light-weight fiber. General info on alpacas, their fiber, and their health care. Spinning and weaving demos. Farm Store will be open. Yarns from our own alpacas spun at Maine fiber mills, and finished products such as socks, scarves, hats, gloves and mittens available for purchase. Refreshments available.

(207) 468-4690 | www.pamelamas.com


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Prospect Hill Winery

Sea Hill Farm Alpacas, LLC

318 Orrills Hill Road, Lebanon Fruits, winery Activities: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

621 Haley Road, Kittery Point Alpaca, sheep Activities: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Activities will include grape growing techniques, equipment displays, vineyard tours and wine tasting.

Visit our alpacas, Shetland sheep, donkeys, & ducks. Learn about raising these animals as well as how luxurious fiber is used for yarn, roving & felting. Shop our handmade products & Red Male Sportswear alpaca apparel & accessories.

(207) 651-9335

(207) 752-7148 | www.seahillfarm.com

Rivard Farm 110 Blanchard Road, Springvale Berries farm store/stand, food for sale, preserved, canned, fermented, pickled Activities: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rivard Farm is a pick your own highbush blueberry and raspberry operation. On Open Farm Day, we will be open for business and will be one of ten farms participating in the Springvale farm walk. A farm stand will offer berries, vegetables, eggs, jams, pickles and relishes.

(207) 324-5566 | rivardfarm.wordpress.com

The Noon Family Sheep Farm 78 Sunset Road, Springvale Sheep Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An animal stop on the Springvale Farm Trail. Organic lamb sausage, sheep, llama, horses, chickens, vegetables, sheep's milk cheeses, wool, yarn, sheepskins.

(207) 324-3733

Sunday, July 22, 2018 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Experience the variety of Maine agriculture while walking through fields, orchards, woods, and pastures! The Springvale Farm Walk is a four-mile, self-guided walk that connects to ten farms. Free to the public, it features farms that raise sheep, Christmas trees, mushrooms, vegetables, berries, and apples. They also make cheese, bottle hard cider, and make maple syrup. This one-day-only event is made possible by farmers, private landowners, and the Sanford Trails Committee. This event is a great way to celebrate local farms and local trails. A donation-based shuttle service is available. Parking areas are located at McDougal Orchards (202 Hanson Ridge Road); Rivard Farm (114 Blanchard Road); and Mousam Valley Mushrooms (21-B Blanchard Road). Dropping a vehicle at one of the Blanchard Road parking areas and catching a shuttle to McDougal Orchards to begin is strongly encouraged for those who do not plan to walk the full route. There is also a trail ride, a guided bird walk, agricultural history panel, kids activities, and breakfasts and lunches for purchase. Parking and shuttle service is available. For information, visit facebook.com/sanfordtrails. Event held rain or shine.

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2018

MAINE

Bayside Farmers' Market

Camden Farmers' Market

Ruggles Park Mondays 4-7, June 25 - Sept 3

116 Washington St. (Rt 105) Saturdays 9-12, May through October

Belfast Farmers' Market

Castine Farmers' Market

Waterfall Arts parking lot April - October

Town Common Thursdays 9-11:30, June to September

Belgrade Lakes Market

Cumberland Farmers' Market

Maine Lakes Resource Center, in the heart of Belgrade Lakes Village Sundays 8-1, late May to mid-September

Cumberland Town Hall Complex Saturdays 10-1, mid-May through October

Bethel Farmers' Market

Damariscotta River Association Fridays 9-12, mid-May through October

On the greenspace next to the Norway Savings Bank, at the junction of Route 2 and Parkway Saturdays 9-1, late May to mid-October

The Rising Tide Parking Lot Mondays 3-6, June through September

The Blue Hill Fairgrounds Saturdays 9-11:30, Late May-Early October

Deer Isle Farmers' Market

On the Town Commons Thursdays 9-12, May to October

Bowdoinham Farmers' Market Mailley Waterfront Park Saturdays 8:30-12:30, May through October

Brewer Farmers' Market Brewer Auditorium parking lot Saturdays 8:30-1, May through October

Bridgton Farmers' Market In front of the Bridgton Community Center, in the parking lot behind Reny's Saturdays 9-1, May to Thanksgiving

Brooklin Farmers' Market In the parking lot between the church and the library Thursdays 11-1, Late May to Columbus Day

Brooksville Farmers' Market

Bangor Farmers' Market

Town Hill, next to the bank and fire station Fridays 3-6, June to Late September

Auburn Farmers' Market

Abbot Square, across from the Bangor Public Library Sundays, 11-1:30, Late April through late November

Happy Days Diner parking lot Tuesdays 4-7, Late May through early October

Bangor Ohio Street Farmers' Market

Augusta Farmers' Market at Mill Park

Bangor Grange Hall Wednesdays 2-5:30, mid-May to mid-October

At the former Edwards Mill site, downtown along the Kennebec River Tuesdays 2-6, May to Thanksgiving

Augusta - Beyond Borders Farmers' Market at Viles Arboreteum at Viles Arboretum Fridays 12-3, July 7 to Sept. 29

Bar Harbor Eden Farmers' Market YMCA parking lot, Main St. (Rt. 3) Sundays 9-12, mid-May through October

Bath Farmers' Market Waterfront Park on the Kennebec River, behind Main St (just off Rt 1) Saturdays 8:30-12, May-October

Damariscotta Farmers' Market (Monday)

Blue Hill Farmers' Market

Boothbay Farmers' Market

Acadia Farmers' Market in Town Hill

Damariscotta Farmers' Market (Friday)

Community Center Parking Lot, near Buck's Harbor Market Tuesdays 9:30-12, Late May-September

Brunswick Farmers' Market On the mall downtown, below the gazebo Tuesdays 8-2, May to Thanksgiving

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Farmers' Market Crystal Spring Farm, one mile up Pleasant Hill Road from Maine Street Saturdays 8:30-12:30, May through October

Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market In the Post Office parking lot Thursdays 2-5, mid-May through October

Parking Lot of the Old Elementary School Wednesdays 9:30-11:30, June through September

Dennys River Market Edmunds Congregationalist Church Parish Hall Wednesdays 3-6, Mid June - Late Sept.

Dexter Farmers' Market Bwart's Plants Saturdays 10-2, June-October

Dover Cove Farmers' Market Chamber of Commerce parking lot on South Street Tuesdays 2-6, mid-May through October

Eastport Farmers' Market Beside the Post Office Saturdays 11-1, late June through September

Ellsworth Farmers' Market (Monday, Thursday) Maine Community Foundation parking lot, near Angelo's Pizza Mondays & Thursdays 2-5:30, mid-June through late October

Ellsworth Farmers' Market (Saturday) Acadia Realty parking lot Saturdays 9:30-12:30, May through October

Fairfield Farmers' Market Nazarene Church Parking Lot Wednesdays 2-6, mid-May through October

Falmouth Farmers' Market Right next to the ice rink and Walmart Wednesdays 3-6, mid-May through September

Farmington - Sandy River Farmers' Market

Calais Farmers' Market

Between Better Living Center and Narrow Gauge Cinema Fridays 9-2, May through October

Downtown, on the green Tuesdays 11-2, mid-June to October

Farmington Farmers' Market The courthouse parking lot Saturdays 9-12, May through October


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Franklin Farmers' Market

Lincoln Farmers' and Artisans' Market

Phillips Farmers' Market and Faire

Stonington Farmers' Market

Franklin Trading Post Saturdays 9-1, Late July-Early October

Town Square on Main St. Fridays 10-2, Late June through mid October

Island Community Center parking lot Fridays 10-12, mid-May to mid-October

Gardiner Farmers' Market

Lubec Market – Downtown

American Legion Post #64 Saturdays 10-2, Memorial Day to mid-September

Topsham - Midcoast Winter Farmers' Market

Pittsfield Farmers' Market

Topsham Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall Fridays 11-4, November through April

The Common Wednesdays 3-6, June through October

Saturdays 9-11, Memorial Day Weekend through October

Greater Gorham Farmers' Market

Machias Valley Farmers' Market

Corner of Hathorn Park, across from the Church of the Nazarene Mondays 2-6, May through October

Route 114 South Street, in the Public Park area between the Baxter Memorial Library and The Gorham Times Saturdays 8:30-12:30, May through October

On the dike across from Helen's Restaurant Fridays 9-1, mid-May through October

Portland Farmers' Market - Deering Oaks

Madawaska Farmers' Market

Deering Oaks Park Saturdays 7-1, April through November

Greenville - Moosehead Farmers' Market

188 Main Street Wednesdays 10-4, May-October

Portland Farmers' Market - Monument Square

33 Moosehead Lake Road Fridays 11-2, June through September

Madison Farmers' Market

Monument Square Wednesdays 7-1, April through November

Greenville Farmers' Market Camden National Bank parking lot Saturdays 8:30-12:30, July through October

Greenwood Farmers' Market

In the park across from Skowhegan Savings Bank Saturdays 9-2, early May through Late October

Milbridge Farmers' Market

Town Office Lawn Wednesdays 3-6, June through September

Steven's School Property Saturdays 9-1, May through October

Kermit Crandall Park Saturdays 9-12, July-Sept

Rockland Farmers' Market

Newfield/Limerick Farmers' and Artisans' Market

In Harbor Park, just off Main St, right on the Public Landing on the harbor Thursdays 9-1, May through October

Houlton Community Market

Newfield/Limerick Farmers' and Artisans' Market

Market Square Fridays 9-1, late May through October

Limerick Town Office and Library Wednesdays 2:30-5:30, late May through early September

Howland Farmers' and Artisan's Market

North Berwick Farmers' Market

Bridge St. Sundays 10-2, June-early October

Town Hall parking lot Fridays 3-6, May through October

Isleboro Farmers' Market

North Haven Farmers' Market

Isleboro Community Center Wednesdays 10-1, mid-June - late Aug

The Ball Field Saturdays 9:30-11, May through October

Kennebunk Farmers' Market

Northeast Harbor Farmers' Market

Garden Street Lot Saturdays 8-1, May to mid-November

On the Green Thursdays 9-12, late June to Late August

Kittery Community Market

Norway Farmers' Market

In the Post Office parking lot Sundays 10-2, June to October

Witherell Park, between Norway Savings Bank & Cumberland Farms Thursdays 2-6, mid-May to early October

Lewiston Farmers' Market at Bates Mill 5 Bates Mill 5 Sundays 10-1, Late May to mid-October

Lewiston – Kennedy Park Farmers’ Market Kennedy Park, corner of Pine St & Bates St Tuesdays, 2-5

Ocean View Grange Farmers' Market Rt. 131 between Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde Thursdays 9-1, Late May-Mid October

Orono Farmers' Market University Steam Plant parking lot, next to the Stillwater River, less than a mile north of downtown Orono. Saturdays 8-12, May through Thanksgiving

Vinalhaven Farmers' Market

Rangeley Area Farmers' Market

Millinocket Farmers' Market

Route 117, between Depot St. and Tolman Rd. Fridays 1-5, mid May to mid-September

Unity Community Center Saturdays 9-1, May to Thanksgiving

Waldoboro Farmers' Market

Hallowell Farmers' Market

Harrison Farmers' Market

Unity Farmers' Market

In the park behind the Riverside Restaurant Fridays 10-5:30, Early June-Early Oct

at the corner of Rt. 4 and South Shore Dr in Sandy River Plantation Tuesdays & Thursdays 11-2, June through early October

In front of Newfield Town Office and Library Saturdays 9-1, late May through early September

On the Common Fridays 3-6, Early May through September

Presque Isle Farmers' Market at Riverside

Old Green Wood Town Office, Lock Mills Fridays 4-6, Year-round

Town Office Parking Lot Fridays 2-5:30, mid May to mid October

Union Farmers' Market

downtown Vinalhaven on the corner of East Main Street and Atlantic Avenue Saturdays 8-12, April through November

Camden National Bank parking lot Saturdays 9-12, Memorial Day to midSeptember

Hampden Farmers' Market

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Saco Farmers' Market Saco Valley Shopping Center parking lot, just off Spring St (Rt 5) and Rt 1 Wednesdays 7-12, May through October

Sanford Farmers' Market

Waterford Farmers' Market On the Common, across from Keyes Pond Mondays 2-5, June through September

Waterville - Downtown Waterville Farmers' Market Castonguay Square Thursdays 2-6, mid-April through Thanksgiving

Wayne Farmers' Market Main Street Park next to the Post Office. Saturdays 9-12, Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend

At Central Park across from Town Hall Saturdays 8-12, At Central Park across from Town Hall

Wells Farmers' Market

Scarborough Farmers' Market

Windham - Farmers' Market at the Rotary

In the Town Hall parking lot Sundays 9-1, June through October

Parking Lot of Seavey's Appliance Thursdays 3-6:30

Skowhegan Farmers' Market

Winter Harbor Farmers' Market

Somerset Gristmill (old jail) Saturdays 9-1, May through October

Newman St. Tuesdays 9-12, mid-June to Labor Day

South Portland Farmers' Market

Winthrop Farmers' Market

Wonder Mountain Fun Park - rear parking lot Wednesdays 1:30-5, late May to mid-October

City Hall Parking Lot Sundays 10-2, mid- May through October

Thursdays 3-6, June to October

Southwest Harbor Farmers' Market

317 Main Community Music Center Thursdays 3-6, June through October

In the St. John's Church parking lot across from Bar Harbor Bank Fridays 9-1, mid-June to Columbus Day

Steep Falls Farmers' Market Gazebo Park, at the corner of Rtes. 11 and 113 in Steep Falls Village Saturdays 9-2, May through October

Yarmouth Farmers' Market

York Gateway Farmers' Market In the back lot of the Greater York Region Chamber Visitor Center, off Rt 1 & I-95, Exit #7: The Yorks Saturdays 9-1, June through October


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2018 Maine AGRICULTURAL STATE FAIRS

Maine has some of the best agricultural fairs in New England! If you want to know more about Maine’s great agricultural fairs, visit maine.gov/dacf for the latest news and information.

Houlton Fair

Northern Maine Fair

Maine Farm Days

Harmony Fair

New Portland Lion's Fair

Ossipee Valley Fair

Monmouth Fair

Acton Fair

Springfield Fair

Farmington Fair

Topsham Fair

Piscataquis Valley Fair

Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair

Common Ground Fair

Houlton June 30 - July 4 South Hiram July 12-15

Presque Isle July 27 - Aug. 4

Clinton Aug. 23-24

Monmouth Aug. 1-4

Waterford World's Fair North Waterford July 20-22

Pittston Fair

Acton Aug. 23-26

Topsham Aug. 5-12

Skowhegan Aug. 9-18

Bangor State Fair Bangor July 27 - Aug. 5

Union Fair Union Aug. 18-25

Springfield Sept. 1-2

Dover-Foxcroft Aug. 23-26

Skowhegan State Fair

Pittston July 26-29

Harmony Aug. 31 - Sept. 3

Clinton Sept. 6-9

Windsor Fair

Litchfield Fair

Windsor Aug. 26 - Sept. 3

Litchfield Sept. 7-9

Blue Hill Fair

Oxford County Fair

Blue Hill Aug. 30 - Sept. 3

Oxford Sept. 12-15

New Portland Sept. 14-16 Farmington Sept. 16-22 Unity Sept. 21-23

Cumberland Fair Cumberland Sept. 23-29

Fryeburg Fair Fryeburg Sept. 30 - Oct. 7

✁ OPEN FARM DAY SURVEY We invite you to complete this optional survey to help host farms learn more about the Open Farm Day experience and feedback of their visitors. You may also complete an online version.

What was your favorite part of Open Farm Day?

How would you rate your experience? Fill in the stars: (1 to five stars)

How many farms did you visit?

How did you hear about Open Farm Day? (Please check all that apply)

What are the ages of the people in your participating group?

 Radio  Poster  Web  Newspaper:  Facebook  From a friend  From a farmer  Other:

 Under 10  11-18  19-25  26-35  36-50  51-60  61+

How many years have you attended Open Farm Day?  First time  7-10 Years

 2-4 Years  11+ Years

 5-6 Years

How many people were participating in Open Farm Day with you?

Would you care to share your zip code?

Approximately how much did you spend at Open Farm Day?  0-$10  $31-40

 $11-20  $41-50

 $21-30  $50+

Thank you!

Send completed paper surveys to: get real. get Maine! Open Farm Day Survey, 32 Blossom Lane, Augusta, Maine 04333-0028


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Find the Crossword on page 18!

THIS PUBLICATION WAS PRODUCED BY Bangor Daily News

PUBLISHER Richard Warren

SENIOR EDITOR, SPECIAL SECTIONS Matt Chabe

PRINT SALES MANAGER Todd McLeod

ADVERTISING SALES

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CREATIVE SERVICES

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ABOUT THE COVER

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AGRICULTURE FOR "ME" CROSSWORD Find it on the farm! Maine agriculture is diverse and valuable. Programs like Maine Ag in the Classroom help increase agricultural literacy—awareness, knowledge, and appreciation—of the role agriculture plays in our daily lives. Use the activity sheet to help learn more about Maine agriculture. See what you can find on the farm when you visit one for Open Farm Day 2018! Find more educational resources and tools at:

teachmefoodandfarms.org/resources

Answers on page 17!

ACROSS 1. _____ trees are tapped in the spring to make syrup. 4. Chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese. 5. Type of meat that comes from cows, like steaks and hamburger.

16. _____ cows are milked twice a day. 17. Farms on the ocean raise halibut, salmon and _____. 18. Farming on the ocean.

7. Almost all our _____ comes from farms. 8. The milk from cows, goats and sheep can be made into _____. 10. Mussels, oysters and clams are _____. 12. Building that keeps plants growing year round. 14. Carrots, squash, radishes and corn. 15. Baby chicks are hatched from these.

2. Grow under the soil and we eat them baked, mashed or fried. 3. Cider is made from _______. 6. We use the ______ from some animals to make clothes. 9. Maine grows more of these than any other state: Wild _______. 11. Grain is stored in _______. 12. We can get fiber from ______ as well as milk and meat. 13. A South American animal with very soft fleece.

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SAVE THE DATES! Maine Apple Sunday September 9, 2018 Open houses at participating apple orchards across Maine.

Open Creamery Day

Maine Cheese Festival September 9, 2018 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Participating Maine creameries offer cheeses for sample and sale at Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport, Maine.

Sunday, October 7, 2018 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Open houses at participating creameries across Maine.

Augusta, Maine

January 14-17, 2019

“Meet ME at the BigE!” September 14-30, 2018 Maine Building Exhibition, W. Springfield, Mass.

Maine Day and 4-H | FFA Day at the BigE September 15, 2018 Maine Day at the BigE, Eastern States Exposition, W. Springfield, Mass.

Find more events year-round at www.getrealmaine.com

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Open Farm Day 2018  

Open Farm Day is an annual event featuring Maine farms open to the public. This is the official guide to the farms, as well as farmers marke...

Open Farm Day 2018  

Open Farm Day is an annual event featuring Maine farms open to the public. This is the official guide to the farms, as well as farmers marke...