Monday, November 13, 2017

Maine Harvest Festival 2017

The Maine Harvest Festival took place this weekend at the Cross Center in Bangor for the 7th year in a row. This has quickly become somewhat of Bangor's own version of the Common Ground Fair: celebrating farm fresh and Maine made! I was there working with Maine Public Broadcasting again this year- but had a chance to sample some goodies and explore the fest before my shift. Here are a couple pictures that I snapped and a few yum yums that I took home~

Boyfriend picked this out for me. You take a spoonful and dissolve it into hot water for tea. Ingredients: Wildflower honey, ginger, echinacea, lemon balm, lemon peel and cayenne (can taste the cayenne- has a kick to it!)

#goodvibes at Harvest Fest

Decided to get another wear out of the flower crown I made for Halloween. 

Fresh handmade pasta- I bought a pound!

The highlight of the festival: these dumplings made with locally sourced, all organic ingredients! Even the coloring on the wrapper is from a natural dye!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Common Ground Fair 2017

I haven't been to Common Ground since 2009 when my college roommate and I ventured together. This Country Fair holds a very special place in my heart- this is the first place I picked up a hula hoop! It's a weekend long celebration of rural living and agriculture in Maine. I spent Saturday morning working with Maine Public Broadcasting, as we were the media sponsors again this year. Afterwards I got to bee-bop around the fair, snap a few pictures, sample some goodies, buy some yummies from some of the farmers. Here are a few highlights from this year's fair~

The vendors~

Thirty Acre Farm (Facebook)

Coming home with a bundle of Sweet Annie~

 The livestock~

Tacos from the Yum Bus~

And a couple of my own dishes that I made this week with potatoes I bought from Peacemeal Farm in Dixmont: a potato bake with Parmesan cheese and a potato and leek soup (made with Adirondack blue potatoes- very high in antioxidants)! Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see a recipe for this soup.