Hanne Tierney 2018 Keynote

Hanne Tierney of Cornerstone Farm in Palmyra is a strong proponent of farmers’ markets. English photo   Farmers’ Markets and Strong Communities Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, Maine   Hanne Tierney has been farming in central Maine for 17 years. She owns and operates Cornerstone Farm, a hog and organic …

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2010 Fall Fair News

Welcome to the 34th Common Ground Country Fair! By Jim Ahearne The Fair has grown a lot over the last 34 years. More than 700 exhibitors, demonstrators, speakers and artists now participate in the Fair. Behind all this activity is a remarkable group of volunteers who continue to inspire and create. Planning Common Ground is a …

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Carey Gilliam 2019 Keynote

Carey Gillam. English photo   Decades of Deceit – A Critical Eye on Pesticides, Science and Industry Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, Maine Investigative journalist Carey Gillam has covered corporate and political news, including 17 years as a senior correspondent for Reuters. In 2018 her book “Whitewash – The Story …

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2015 Common Kitchen Donors

The Common Kitchen is a hub of activity before, during and after the Common Ground Country Fair, feeding upward of 2,000 volunteers delicious and nourishing meals made with local and organic ingredients. Dedicated and talented volunteers transform the generous food donations from farms, markets, bakeries and food companies into nearly 6,000 meals for Fair volunteers …

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Feeding the Fair Volunteers

Thousands of Meals Served Each year more than 2,000 people volunteer to help organize, facilitate and clean up after the Common Ground Country Fair.  People who work four hours or more during the Fair are given a meal ticket.  Between Thursday and Sunday night of the Fair weekend, more than 4,600 meals are cooked and …

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Anne Devin 2019 Keynote

Sarah Alexander (left; MOFGA’s executive director) introducing Anne Devin. English photo   United We Grow: Veterans in Agriculture Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Common Ground Country Fair, Unity, Maine After 27 years on active duty as a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Anne Devin transitioned to full-time farming in 2016 with the vision of replicating an …

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