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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Online ticket sales for the 2014 Common Ground Country Fair are CLOSED.

Ticket prices at the gates are increasing to help support improved services and higher operation costs. You may still buy Advance Tickets at any of the OUTLETS LISTED HERE up until Fair time.

Our Store is now closed except for memberships, donations and registrations for events and workshops so that we may focus on getting our new inventory ready for the Country Store on the fairgrounds. 2014 Fair T-shirts, tote bags, aprons and more will be available online by October 1.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Fire levels historic Dover-Foxcroft farm
Bangor Daily News - 7/14/2013.
By Nok-Noi Ricker - Every available firefighter in the region rushed to a fire at a historic 1914 farm on Shaw Road on Sunday afternoon, but nothing could stop the fast-moving flames, Fire Chief Gerald Guyotte said.
Author Q & A: More, 'Peas'
Portland Press Herald - 7/14/2013.
By Ray Routhier - They say you should write about what you know. Well, Jennifer Wixson runs a farm with her husband in the tiny town of Troy, and she's a Quaker minister. She and her husband raise cattle at their Highland Farms. She also has a degree in divinity from the Bangor Theological Seminary and serves as an "itinerant Quaker minister" filling in at congregations from time to time.
Treble Ridge Farm: Maine Couple Look to Farming Past to Guide Future
Lancaster Farming - 7/13/2013.
By Sharon Kitchens - Certified organic farming is not new, but with things like social media being used to raise food awareness, American consumers have begun to look closer at how their food is produced.
Food Fraud: Labels on What We Eat Often Mislead
National Geographic - 7/12/2013.
By Catherine Zuckerman - The farm-to-table trend is cooking. Urban gardening is on the rise. And high-end chefs are riding the locavore wave, promising superior, sustainable ingredients that can be traced back to their fields and pastures, which are often just a few miles down the road.
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