CGCF Farmers' Market Area
Meet farmers Aaron Bell and Carly Delsignore (pictured here with Hailey, Paige and Yoda) from Tide Mill Farm. Enjoy their display that highlights their historic farm and its offerings of MOFGA-certified organic meats and vegetables.
With oil prices rising, it's good to know that our food can be grown close to home. Stock up for a meal, a month or a winter. We offer cheeses, frozen meats, milk, cider, apples, pies, honey, preserves, plants, fruits, flowers, herbs, vegetables and much more. Don't forget to buy garlic to plant in your own garden this fall! Our farmers will be glad to hold your purchases while you enjoy the Fair. Bring a cooler, a basket, a cart...and take home the taste of Maine.
Farmers at the 2005 Fair Market
Key: Farm Name/Farmer(s)/Town/Days In Market/Products
Bluebird Hill Farm/Rosey Guest/Jefferson/Sun/watermelons, leeks, tomatoes, peppers, onions, potatoes, shallots, pumpkins, winter squash, Sweet Annie, amaranths, fresh & dried flowers, tomatillos, maple cream, maple syrup, salsas, jams, pickles, dried tomatoes, potted herbs, grapes
Brae Maple Farm/Andrea Smith/Union/Fri, Sat, Sun/tomatoes, basil, cukes, peppers, onions, winter squash, pumpkins, gourds, dried flowers and herb plants, catnip toys, sheep fleece Christmas ornaments, custom spun yarn
Brighton Farm/Robert & Arleen Lovelace/Athens/Fri, Sat, Sun/"Salsa Bolsa," maple syrup, carrots, apples, plums, onion braids, herbs, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, squash
Broken Acres Farm/Teresa Johnston/Jefferson/Fri, Sat, Sun/veggies
Checkerberry Farm/Jason Kafka/Parkman/Fri, Sat, Sun/mixed veggies, potted peppers, Sweet Annie, flowers, garlic
Crooked Row Farm/Mike Gold & Kelly Martin/Benton/Fri, Sat, Sun/potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, squash, tomatoes, peppers, herbs
Curra Family Farm/Pete Curra/Knox/Fri, Sat, Sun/leeks, shallots, onions, Indian corn, pumpkins, winter squash
Darthia Farm/William Thayer/Gouldsboro/Fri, Sat, Sun/mixed veggies, garlic braids, herbal vinegars, jams, jellies, chutneys, salsa, herbal salve, sauerkraut
Fire Flower Garden & Pottery/Barbara Walch/Thorndike/Fri, Sat, Sun/dried flowers, bouquets, wreaths, arrangements, potpourri, grapes, pumpkins, gourds, fresh & dried herbs, chili peppers, winter squash, broom corn, fresh flowers, tomatoes, plums, crabapples, basket willow products
Fire Fly Farm/Billi Barker/St. Albans/Fri, Sat, Sun/Sweet Annie, Sweet Annie crowns with dried flowers, Sweet Annie armbands, peas, onions, garlic, pumpkins, winter squash, hot peppers, sweet peppers, potatoes, turnips, beets, tomatoes, green beans, swiss chard, kale, mixed greens, celery, eggplant, carrots, sunflowers
Fishbowl Farm/Christopher Cavendish/Unity/Fri,Sat, Sun/tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, onions, winter squash, cucumbers, dried flowers, flowers, beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, spinach, lettuce, mesclun mix, pumpkins, melons, peppers, scallions, cauliflower, eggplant
Fisher Farm/Joe & Rose Fisher/Winterport/Fri, Sat, Sun/mixed veggies, cut flowers, catsup, hot sauce, dried tomatoes, dried flowers
Herbal Designs/Deborah Voigt/Whitefield/Sat, Sun/ornamental corn, wheat, millet, oats, broom corn, sorghum, dry flower bunches, fresh flower bouquets, Sweet Annie crowns, dried and fresh herb bunches, gourds, potted ornamental kale & cabbage, dried flower & grain wreaths and arrangements, whole dill pickles, pesto
Hoof 'n Paw Farm/Bob Basile & Karla Bock/New Sharon/Fri, Sat, Sun/dry beans, garlic, hot pepper plants, herb plants, onions, potatoes, gourds, 'Jack Be Little' pumpkins, mixed vegetables, hot pepper strings, dried flowers, Sweet Annie, pumpkins, fleece, roving, spun yarn
Mooarhill Farm & Greenhouses/John & Michele Pino/Mt. Vernon/Fri, Sat, Sun/seedlings, garlic, mixed veggies, Sweet Annie, cut flowers
NorthWoods Naturals/Sarah & Joseph Baker/Bingham/Fri, Sun/garlic, onions, broccoli, kale, carrots, celery, chard, beets, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, summer squash, winter squash, green beans, pumpkins, cucumbers, fresh herbs, dried herbs, dried flowers
Peacemeal Farm/Mark Guzzi/Dixmont/Fri,Sat,Sun/greens, beans, herbs, carrots, onions, beets, potatoes, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, peppers, garlic
Ricker Hill Orchards/Peter Ricker/Turner/Fri, Sat, Sun/apples, pears, peaches, small fruits, cider, organic apple pies, organic apple sauce & butter, winter squash, summer vegetables
Sparky's Apiaries/David Smith/Peaks Island/Fri, Sat, Sun/honey, comb honey, creamed honey, candles, beeswax, pollen, propolis
Stoneset Farm/Clara Poland & Nathan Rutenbeck/Brooklin/Fri, Sat, Sun/blueberries, jam, potatoes, onions, garlic braids, onion braids, eggplant, winter squash, beets, carrots, dried flowers, yarn, sheep skins
The Apple Farm/Steven Meyerhans/Fairfield/Fri, Sat, Sun/apples, apple cider
The Little Garlic Girl Farm/Anthony Swebilius/Morrill/Fri, Sat, Sun/culinary and seed garlic, garlic braids & wreaths, shallots, onions, leeks, tomatoes, squash, dried flowers
The Painted Pepper Farm/Jordan Godino/Steuben/Fri, Sat, Sun/maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, maple pecan pralines, garlic braids, garlic elixir, blueberry jam, blueberry-rhubarb jam, blueberry butter, rhubarb-ginger sauce, apple butter, strawberry-rhubarb jam, blueberry-raspberry jam
Tide Mill Farm / Tide Mill Produce/Carly DelSignore & Aaron Bell/Edmunds/Fri, Sat, Sun/pork, chicken, mixed veggies, fresh & dried herbs
White's Orchard/Ann Wilson & Cecil Linscott/Frankfort/Sat, Sun/milk, cider
Wintergreen Herbs & Vegetables/Kathleen Newkirk/Winslow/Fri, Sat, Sun/garlic, shallots, mixed veggies & herbs, dried herbs & spices, herb teas, dried & fresh edible flowers
March 8, 2005
Dear Organic Farmer/Grower:
Enclosed is this year's application for the Farmers' Market area of the Common Ground Country Fair. Fair dates for this year's fair are Sept. 23, 24 and 25. You may apply for one, two or all three days. We continue to receive many compliments about the market. Thanks to all of you for making it such a great success. With your continued support we will have an even better market this September!
All non-certified vendors in addition to signing an affidavit stating that they are growing according to MOFGA's Certification Standards may be visited by MOFGA staff during the growing season for verification of organic growing practices. Please note the additional information requested on the application. The certification standards are available on line at www.mofga.org and from the Fair Office. Please familiarize yourselves with the standards and be aware that misrepresentation of conventionally raised produce is subject to a substantial federal penalty.
The "MOFGA Certified Organic" metal signs will be provided for those Farmers' Market vendors who are certified. The signs are also available for purchase through the Fair Office. With these signs, Food Area vendors in need of additional, certified organic produce can easily identify the certified farms. After the Fair, MOFGA will collect the signs for use next year.
We have changed Farmers' Market Area Guideline #5 in an effort to clarify value-added items, such as pickles, pies, etc. where the farm supplies the primary ingredients. Note that any purchased ingredients for value added items must be Certified Organic, must comply with the Food Area Guidelines and receipts must be available for inspection at the Fair. The Farmers Market is subject to the same standards as the Food Area, including accountability.
Here are the important dates relating to the Farmers' Market Area:
March 31 Applications, application fee and affidavits must be postmarked by this date. Mid April Fair office notifies applicants of their status. April 30 Farmers' Market contracts, proof of insurance and booth fee deposits due. July 1 Balance of Farmers' Market booth fees due. Mid-August Fair office sends out confirmation packs. September 23, 24 & 25 Fair!
Please send your application and $5.00 application fee directly to the Fair office as soon as possible. Applications not postmarked by March 31st may be subject to a late fee. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.
John Belding & Mary Burke
Purpose: The purpose of the Farmers' Market is to provide an outlet for organic growers in Maine to sell their produce and to educate fairgoers about the quality, variety and feasibility of organic farming in Maine.
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)