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Glenn Texter

Here’s a memory from Glenn Texter: “I just wanted to let you know that my mother, Beatrice Texter, also a member of MOFGA, sadly passed away on Wednesday, August 18. Although at 83 years old, she volunteered for the first time at the CGCF handing out the MOFGA Fair newspaper at the Rose Gate. She

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Sue Calhoun

Here’s a memory from Sue Calhoun: “This is Nathan Stewart, at the Fair in 1988. He was 5 years old and had attended the Fair since he was a baby. (His father, Ken Stewart, was an exhibitor.) At the time, he had a fear of clowns. We took him to have his face painted. Then,

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Lynn Plumb

Here’s a memory from Lynn Plumb: “We first attended the fair in 1984. By 1985, Steve was volunteering and soon we all were. Our kids and their cousins grew up at the fair. Each fair is special, but for me the most memorable was 1994.  I was coordinating the Maine AIDS Alliance booth in SPA

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Emily Perkins

Here’s a memory from Emily Perkins: “My dad and I are stirring the huge pot of split pea soup at the fair. The soup is always delicious but particularly special when the fair weather is rainy. When customers aren’t certain about pea soup, they just ‘give peas a chance.’”

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Beedy Parker

Here’s a memory from Beedy Parker: I think this is more of a history sampling than a “story,” but I miss our old Coastal Knox MOFGA chapter and wish we could bring it back! I think we were introduced to it in about 1976, when it met in a church basement in Thomaston — and

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Catherine Gibson

Here’s a photo from Catherine Gibson: “Here is an old polaroid photo I just found of the Common Kitchen crew. I believe it was 1997, the last year at Windsor.”

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Aaron Anker

Here’s a memory from Aaron Anker, chief granola officer at GrandyOats: “MOFGA has been such an important part of the GrandyOats journey. It is hard to imagine our focus on organic as being possible without MOFGA’s support … We need MOFGA to help achieve our certification and guide us to be a better company. This

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Dwight Gagnon

Here’s a memory from Dwight Gagnon:  “Here’s an image of my great-grandfather in the field at our homestead in Benton, Maine. My mom said that I was the most like my great-grandfather of any of my siblings. I like simple things, good food, nature and peacefulness. My daughter Amy and I still co-own the homestead.

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Carly Giffin

Here’s a memory from Carly Giffin:  “The Common Ground Country Fair usually falls on my mom’s birthday, and it has become our tradition. I celebrate my favorite person at our favorite place.”

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Polly Mahoney

Here’s a memory from Polly Mahoney of the Mahoosuc Guide Service:  “My favorite memories of the Common Ground Country Fair are from when it was in Windsor: I could run my sled dogs around the race track with spectators sitting in the bleachers watching, and I had a big loud speaker to narrate to people.

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