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FREE • Issue 29 October / November 2018

Bethel LIVING

Mahoosuc Guide Service of Grafton Notch

with Polly Mahoney and Kevin Slater

Swain Family Farm with Ed Swain

Middle Intervale Farm with John Carter

It’s All About the Beer with Steam Mill Brewing

Recipes from Rooster’s Roadhouse Autumn Carrot Relish Baked Haddock & Shrimp

PLUS a Listing of Local Events


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Publisher’s Note Cool nights, warm days, a bountiful harvest and toasty wood fires announce the change in season. Wood stacking nears completion, while sandals and shorts are slowly being replaced with sweaters, jackets and hiking boots. As I write this, Polly Mahoney is up on the Allagash River leading an autumnal canoe trip exploring the changing colors and the wildlife that surrounds her. The crew at Stem Mill Brewing are crafting and sharing fresh brews at their sweet spot in downtown Bethel. Ed Swain and John Carter are busy loading their trucks with a healthy and happy harvest, and Gary at Rooster’s is prepping homemade carrot and corn relishes for the best salad bar in town. Summer was fun . . . now it’s time to make provision for another busy winter that the Farmer’s Almanac claims will be colder and snowier than usual. To us here in the North Country, we say bring it ON! My production support team is wonderful, as are my advertisers, readers and subjects — you all make knocking together this magazine a joy, not a task. Every day I hear from friends and local folks who are as thrilled to live here as I am. Bethel and it’s surrounding villages, mountains, rivers and plains are where it’s at!

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Mahoosuc

Guide Service

of Grafton Notch Dogsledding Tours in Maine and Quebec with Polly Mahoney and Kevin Slater

Many guides bring flocks of Maine ecotourists on heart-stirring trips across our magnificent waterways and lakes, but few of those trips are launched in canoes made by the guides themselves. Dog sled tours have become a popular way to access remote areas without the noise and exhaust fumes of motorized transport. Plenty of experienced mushers stand ready to show their clients the awe inspiring vistas of the backcountry, yet few of these treks feature dogs bred for 38 years from an original pack, pulling a sled handmade by the guides themselves. The depth of knowledge and commitment to authenticity on display at Mahoosuc Guide Service, Polly Mahoney and Kevin Slater’s Grafton Notch based business, is the bedrock for the unique experiences available from this western Maine paragon.

Kevin grew up in Pensylvannia coal mining country and was active in scouting attaining the rank of Eagle. He apprenticed for 2 years with Master Guide Chub Foster at his sporting camps on Matagamon Lake. He has extensive guiding experience from Maine to Alaska, and was a program director at the Outward Bound School in Newry. Tasked with starting a sledding program for the school, Kevin began to cast about for experienced mushers — while Polly, who dreamed of starting a guide business felt drawn back to her eastern roots. Kevin knew of Polly; Polly had heard about Kevin from a childhood best friend, who also worked in Newry. Polly’s strong canoeing and sledding skills made her a natural fit for the new program, so Kevin hired Polly — and her sled dog team! The next step was easy, as both Kevin and Polly had the same goals, dreams and philosophies. It all made perfect sense that they should start their own guide service on an old farm that Kevin had bought in Grafton Notch.

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Polly Mahoney grew up in South China, Maine and headed west when she was 18, eventually ending up in Alaska where she began working with sled dogs while exploring life in the bush. After a decade of life in the outback, and in search of more community, Polly went to work at the Outward Bound School in Minnesota.

Twenty nine years have passed at the Mahoosuc

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Mountain Lodge in a whirlwind of teamwork as Kevin, Polly, their apprentices and dogs have all worked together, side by side, bringing clients safely into the expansive country laid out below the Notch and beyond. Canoeing in the summers, dog sledding in winters and being surrounded by nature on many overnight trips bring the couple great satisfaction. On sledding expeditions from December through March, their guests enjoy comfortable, rustic canvas tents with toasty wood-fired stoves and cushy floors covered in balsam fir boughs. There are three tents at each of their camps, with locations at Richardson and Umbagog Lakes. Some trips are combinations of sledding and cross country skiing.

Canoe trips take place on the Allagash River and the East and West branches of the Penobscot, with some women-only groups devised to foster outdoor skills and heightened confidence without intimidation. Unique offerings involve trips that delve into the Cree and Inuit cultures in Northern Quebec, and the Penobscot Nation from Indian Island in Maine. Participants share education and skill development over 4-day/3night outings with some paddling and a focus on crafts such as flint knapping, birchbark canoe building and basket making. Guide training and Wilderness Medicine courses are offered several times per year at the Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge, which is available for events, weddings and retreats as well. Mahoosuc Guide Service invites the public to a contra-dance and pot-luck suppers in the Spring and Fall that many local folks enjoy.The Grafton Loop Trail, Step Falls, Table Rock and Old Spec are all nearby, making the Lodge an excellent place to use as a base camp. Call them up to schedule a trip or a visit soon! You’ll be pleased with the connection Polly and Kevin have created between nature and adventure. •

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Swain Family Farm

with Ed Swain

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he Swain Family began farming their Bethel parcel in 1936 after arriving from Frye, Maine, up near Rangeley. The family lost their property in Frye during the Depression and ventured over to Bethel to re-establish themselves. They started with several hundred acres of woodland and about 50 acres of farmland, began cultivating the rich acreage and haven’t stopped since. The farm has come down to 56 year old Ed Swain, who, during a 25 year welding career with BIW and Sunday River, also worked the farm part-time to help his dad. Eventually Ed took the reins and became a full-time farmer, continuing to produce an abundant supply of vegetables for his road-side al fresco market as well as for many others. Ed’s farming season begins in February with the harvest of maple sap. Syrup production provides a lively background for socializing with neighbors who are ready to come out of

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hibernation. Ed produced 80 gallons from over 600 taps up on the Annis Road this past spring, where he also harvests plenty of firewood to keep his mother and their beautiful old farmhouse warm. In the spring, sowing begins in mid-May with staggered plantings every 7 to 10 days until July 4th, furnishing a constant supply of fresh produce for harvest. When things slow down in mid-November Ed drives a wood pellet truck for Maine Energy Systems until the maple trees reawaken. Ed tells BL that the farming life is satisfying, which rings true as we wheel around the fields that meander along the Androscoggin River, surrounded by blue skies, soaring eagles and rugged mountains in most all directions. “Nobody’s getting rich, but it is rewarding. The hardest challenge is the weather.” Across the shallows of the Andro and onto an island


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there is corn, squash and a new experiment with oats being planted as a cover/winter crop to return nitrogen to the soil. At Swain Farm the hired hands put in long days of intense physical labor and Ed gives great credit to the workers that help bring in the fresh vegetables that feed our area. The Swain Farm supplies produce to the Bethel Foodliner, Mountain Greenery and Pooh Corner Farms, and Carol at Pooh Corner cultivates all of the Swain’s seedlings. It’s a win-win situation, all the way around. •

FMI on the Swain Family Farm visit them at 185 West Bethel Road in Bethel, call them at (207) 357-9504 or see them on Facebook at Swain Family Farm.

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Middle Intervale Farm with John Carter

While the number of farms and the gross acreage devoted to agricultural pursuits has been declining nationally for many years, New England is bucking this trend and experiencing something of a renaissance. Farming in Bethel has always been exceptionally productive, with fertile river valley soils offsetting the short growing season. BL ventured out to two farms with blooming fields and thriving business models — Swain Family Farm and Middle Intervale Farm, both situated on the outskirts of town — to see how the harvest was progressing.

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he Carter Family migrated north from Sudbury, Massachusetts to settle on the Intervale Road in 1791. Dr. Timothy Carter was a medical doctor who mentored Moses Mason here in Bethel. Across the street from the farm, next to a church, is a cemetery that holds many graves of the family’s ancestors. Now operated by John Carter, the 7th generation in his line, the family often struggled over the years to keep their stake. During the years that the operation was known as Willow Brook Farm, John’s grandfather lost his father and grandfather at the age of 12, leaving behind a widow and children. Parcels of land were sold off

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to settle financial obligations, but the farm survived. John farms about 150 acres of his own land, as well as about 500+ acres more all around Bethel. John tells BL that farmers need to work together to support each other. Back when John was a kid, the dairy farmers would meet and fill the Country Way Restaurant in South Paris. Now there are only 3 milk farmers left in Oxford County. Times sure have changed. John keeps 170 milking cows, and processes about 80 head of beef cattle annually. He sells beef, pork, veal and lamb to four


Products from Intervale Farm Zucchini Tomatoes Potatoes Pumpkins Squashes Corn Cucumbers Green Beans Eggplant Onions Garlic Plums Beef Veal Pork Lamb

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FMI on Middle Intervale Farm, stop by 758 Intervale Road or call (207) 890-1559 different farmer’s markets, including the one in Deering Oaks Park in Portland — several of the markets are year-round. John also provisions many area restaurants like Rooster’s Roadhouse, the Good Food Store, Brian’s and the Local Hub. Over in Gorham, NH he supplies Nonna’s, Saalt & Libby’s Bistro, the Gorham Corner Store and River’s Edge. In Portland, their meat and produce are found at Central Provisions, Tipo’s, the Cumberland Club, Minato, Terralingua, A&B Grocery and the Commercial Street Pub. We may not know it as we sit down in a restaurant, but our meals are often made with beef, veal, pork, lamb, potatoes, eggplant, summer and butternut squash from John’s farm in Bethel. It’s frustrating at times, with hard work and many challenges. Industrial farming and huge corporations controlling the marketplace are difficult to compete with and John feels the pressure daily, but he loves what he does. It’s demanding, tricky and expensive, but together with help from his employees and his girlfriend Lucy, it’s his world. •

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“It’s All About the Beer.” New Steam Mill Brewing by Cheryl Gillespie

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f one of your passions in life is finding a really great beer, the new brewery tap room at 7 Mechanic Street in downtown Bethel is for you. Scott Fraser, one of the owners, is quoted in the title above. He says he loves to brew, serve, drink, and talk about beer. Another owner and brewer Brent Angevine says, “Steam Mill Brewing is a passion project rather than a business.” Along with wives, Koral and Lori, these two opened up their place in grand fashion on Mollyockett Day, July 21st of this summer, after practicing and perfecting their craft by home brewing at Scott’s house in the Steam Mill section of Bethel every weekend since 2015. Bethel Living went to check out the beer and the taproom and talk with these people about their endeavor that has received a lot of buzz. We found out Scott and Brent have known each other since early childhood days. The wives jumped into the middle of things according to both of them. All four work fulltime jobs when they are not at the taproom. Scott is a pharmacist; Brent works on forestry equipment in the Western Maine/New Hampshire area. Scott’s wife Koral co-owns and operates Nurturing Vines, a local nursery school/daycare. Lori, Brent’s wife, is a lab technician. Both couples have children. This explains the three day weekend open hours. This is also why they promote a family atmosphere where generations can sit and enjoy the taproom together.

shirts, sweatshirts, caps, glasses, growlers, and more accessories. Pictures of the old mill from the Bethel Historical Society hang on the walls. Brent told BL that as far as microbreweries are ranked in Maine, Steam Mill is a very tiny one. It has a two barrel brewing system. It takes four weeks to brew each batch of beer. Then it needs to be force carbonated and kegged. Presently, they make more types of beer than they can tap and serve. They rotate offerings. Steam Mill buys local ingredients to make their beer. Their hops come from Buck Farm in Mapleton up in Aroostook County. Brent says it costs a little more, but it is worth it for the freshness. Also, if you consider the cost of transportation from distant suppliers, the difference in price is not that bad. Having recently attended a brewers’ conference, Brent was pleased to tell BL that he and Scott are proud to help the local Maine farmers in their attempt to become sustainable growers through better crop rotation and soil enrichment. The farmers grow malt in the spring and potatoes in the fall. They used to grow feed grain in the spring when brewers were not buying malt and lose money in an attempt to improve their soils and production. They have also used a Lisbon malt house. They like doing business with local

The name of their brewery taproom comes from the historical steam mill that operated on Route Two in West Bethel. Just before and after the turn of the Twentieth Century, it made large spools for the abundant spinning mills in Maine and nearby areas. Ecologically sound, it operated by using scrap wood to create steam. It burned down and was replaced by a dowel mill that unfortunately suffered the same fate in the early 1960s. That area of town is still known by many locals as Steam Mills. The taproom’s name and logo derive their origins from this history. An old steam mill wheel decorates the outside front of their building, plus coasters, tee Bethel LIVING | BethelLiving.com

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people to ensure freshness and to boost the local economy. The names of all the Steam Mill beers have stories attached to them. Brent and Scott wanted to brew a beer their wives would like. They did that with Paradise Perle. It is a delightful, Belgium ale on the low side of the alcohol content. Paradise is the name of the road Scott and Koral live on, and perle is the name of the hop used to brew it. This BL writer enjoys this brew, too, along with Scott’s favorite beer which is a malt-hop balanced ale called Alder River Red, named after a local water way. Brent’s favorite of his brews is Overset RyePA which is just what it sounds like—an American IPA brewed with rye, so it has a lingering hint of whiskey in its taste. Overset is the name of a pond in Greenwood where Brent and his family have enjoyed hiking. Pine Hill Porter is named after the area near Gould Academy where Brent and Scott spent many days skiing, sliding, and just playing as youngsters. Mollyockett IPA is a popular dry, hoppy IPA. MexicoME Lagah is a crisp, light lager with a fun name. There are many more names of beers that would give you a chuckle.

The day BL was visiting, Brent was brewing a blueberry beer. They know this might appeal to the female beer drinkers. Scott said, “If you win the wives, you win the business.” Brent tells BL, “We want to brew beer that people want to drink. I’ve been flattered by all the compliments we’ve received.” Both went on to talk about being surprised that the “backbone of their business” has been older customers. Seems baby

boomers enjoy their beer. There are plans for the upcoming ski season. They will supply beer to the Gem Theater for their ski movies. Après ski customers will be welcome at the taproom. Having just received their entertainment license, they will have live music. They are hoping to have some food trucks as they did for their grand opening. They will soon be advertising some special events. Stopping in at the Steam Mill is an enjoyable experience. Those who love a farm to table restaurant will love the idea of drinking a glass of something brewed just a few feet from where they are consuming it. Thus the beer is uber fresh, and the tap room is charming. But the biggest asset of this business is the enthusiastic, passionate owners who greet you when you walk in. Ask for a glass of a beer that appeals to you and also consider buying some to take home. The little, brown to-go jugs, coming in thirty-two ounce squealers or sixty-four ounce growlers, are great keepsakes and recyclable, too. You can read all about this new business on their website or Facebook page by simply searching their name Steam Mill Brewing. •

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Recipes from Rooster’s Now celebrating our 14th year in Bethel, Rooster’s Roadhouse is a family-friendly local’s favorite restaurant and pub serving not only great pub fare, but also steaks, pasta specialties, fresh seafood and some of New England’s famous comfort food. Steve Etheridge/Gary Szpara, Owners

Rooster’s Baked Haddock & Shrimp

Ingredients • • • • • • • • •

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2 lbs. Carrots chopped 1 Onion diced 1 Green Pepper diced 1 can Tomato Soup 1 cup Granulated Sugar 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil 1/4 cup Wine Vinegar 1 tsp Dry Mustard 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

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Directions

Cook carrots until barely tender. Add onion and pepper. Mix tomato soup, sugar, oil, vinegar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in pan. Heat until simmer and sugar is dissolved. Pour over carrot mixture, mix gently and refrigerate overnight. Keeps in fridge for 2 weeks.

Ingredients • • • • • • • •

1 lb. Haddock Fillets 1 Sleeve Ritz Crackers crushed 1/2 lb. Baby Shrimp 1/2 Stick Butter 6 large Garlic Cloves Lemon 1/4 cup White Wine Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a baking dish add wine, garlic, and a little melted butter. Place haddock on top. Mix crushed Ritz crackers and baby shrimp together. Place on top of haddock. Squeeze lemon on top and bake for 20-25 minutes or until fish is flaky and crumbs are browned. Enjoy!

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Photography by Carol Savage

Local Events ONGOING EVENTS:

vest for Health” gardening and nutrition program. Race begins at 8:30am

Oct. 6-7: Fall Festival & 19th Annual North

behind The Gem Theater. extension.umaine.edu/bryantpond

American Wife Carrying Championship Sunday River. Saturday’s legendary North

Country Christmas in Bethel

American Wife Carrying Championship and

Experience the Christmas season in the postcard-perfect New England

Sunday’s New England Cornhole Champion-

village of Bethel – shop locally, meet Santa, enjoy the lights, hop on a

ship are the center of the party featuring live

horse-drawn wagon ride, or take in a performance. Bethel Area Chamber

music, the Blue Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair,

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and activities for the whole family, usually among peak foliage. sundayriver.com, 800-

Nov. 23: Local Craft & Wares Fair The Event Center at The Bethel Inn

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Resort. Shop local and handmade for the holiday season – pottery, toys, jewelry, household and holiday décor, handbags, fine foods, knitwear,

Oct.7: 19th Annual Waterford Fall Foliage

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5K Road Race/Fitness Walk & Fun Run

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Waterford Common. 11:30am. waterfordfall5k.com. Then at 12:30pm, come enjoy the Harrison/Waterford PTO Chili Cook Off. For information,

Nov. 23: Horse drawn wagon rides through historic Bethel village.

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Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. Sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank

Oct. 26-27: Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale Gould Academy Field House. The best deals on new and used equipment, clothing and accessories for

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Nov. 24: Loose Boots Lounge Mt Abram Ski Resort. Open for the season with discounts for early season passes ending today. mtabram.com, 207-875-5000 Nov. 24: Small Business Saturday: Pajama Party! Show up in your favorite pajamas at participating businesses for great deals! Starting at 7am, small businesses around town will have specials for those shopping in their pajamas with the earliest birds getting the best prices. Nov. 25: Rotary Country Breakfast Ordway Hall, Gould Academy. Benefits community scholarships and projects. $10/adults ($12 @ door) $6/ children. 7:30-11am.

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Driveways We can repair your driveway after the winter wear and tear. We also re-grade and resurface driveways and parking areas.

Rock Walls

Septic Systems We install new complete systems and do repairs on existing systems.

We can build rock walls to enhance the beauty and functionality of any landscaping or driveway project.

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Road Work We build entirely new roads and maintain existing ones. From cutting new roads through the woods to grading and compacting gravel, we build and maintain safe long lasting roads.

Land Clearing

Our Bethel gravel pit supplies screened loam and gravel. We also accept brush and stumps for recycling at our facility. We can deliver our products in quantities small and large. We also provide quality fire wood delivery and have various types of bark mulch available.

Removal of stumps, brush and rocks; we leave the site ready to build on and transport all of the debris to our pit for recycling.

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We offer complete snow plowing and snow removal services including sanding.

Complete digging, backfilling and grading.

P.O. Box 158, Bethel, ME 04217 • Phone: 207.824.2258 Fax: 207.824.3363 • doug@crossexcavation.com

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Bethel Living Issue #29  

A FREE publication about life in the Bethel, Maine area

Bethel Living Issue #29  

A FREE publication about life in the Bethel, Maine area

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