Each fall Common Ground is an opportunity for Maine organic farmers and growers to show their stuff.
This year there seems to be more of everything and the crowds are huge, perhaps thanks to a near perfect weekend.
No matter your fancy, there’s something for everyone whether it’s books on growing and cooking, lectures on every subject or demonstrations showing work done the old fashioned way.
The farmers market is full of tempting produce,
so much of it in breathtaking color this time of year.
Of course, the farmers lay out their choice items hoping for a prize. which to my eye, almost every entry receives!
Tantalizing food smells fill the air, and while there are unlimited choices, most natural and/or organic, the lamb kebabs and sausages are a real favorite.
Just past the food, one hears shrieks of delight from kids sliding down the hill on pieces of cardboard which goes to show that expensive toys aren’t the only answer for fun.
As much as I enjoy all the exhibits and activity, my heart is drawn to the tents filled with handmade items of clay, wood, glass, fiber and metal.
Seeing this lovely dyed sheep’s wool causes me a moment’s regret that I don’t weave with wool, but I can imagine a beautiful blanket made in stunning colors.
If only I could think how to get one of these apple ladders in the car, you can be sure it would be going home with me! Can’t you just imagine all the wonderful things you could do with one?
Yes, Common Ground is one of those special events that takes one back to those times when everything wasn’t mass produced and value was given to what one could do with his hands. Fortunately, Maine is one of those places where the old ways are still good ways.
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