Must Be Fall

4x6 PostcardWhen Common Ground comes around, you know it must be fall in Maine.  An annual event, it is sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association, the mission of which is to educate about and advocate for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities.DSC01424From all over the state tens of thousands come to Unity to experience Common Ground.

Believe me, there is something for everybody be it tents promoting social justice

DSC01410or  informing people about available services in Maine

DSC01426or offering demonstrations of every kind.

DSC01412Tired feet?  That can be helped by a few moments of reflexology.

DSC01429Hungry?  There is vendor after vendor serving all kinds of food, organic of course!

DSC01396 (1)For me, where there is the hardest time resisting temptation are the tents offering handmade goods ranging from pottery

DSC01402to homemade edibles

to a variety of wearables.

DSC01464The fiber tent is one where I like to touch and feel.

DSC01461  Many of the yarns are hand spun and dyed, two things I never got into.  The woven pieces I create don’t lend themselves to wool, but seeing all these beautiful yarns made me want to take up knitting!  Can’t you just imagine what could be done with such a selection of colors?

DSC01450Keep in mind that Common Ground is about organic farming so it’s a good time to stock up on produce.  I so admire those who’ve dedicated themselves to working the land. Their fresh from the field fruits and vegetables have given me new appreciation for what really good is.

DSC01389.jpgWith all the displays and presentations, you’d think that would be enough, but there’s another thing that makes Common Ground such fun and that’s people watching.  A whole new definition of styles exists, but, you know, that’s one of the things that makes Maine such a unique place.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

5 thoughts on “Must Be Fall

  1. Looks like a lot of fun, information and tempting goods!

  2. Still wear my apron from Common Ground along with fun memories!

  3. Linda, this looks like so much fun! I do enjoy people watching and I am glad to know that I am not the only one who has to touch and feel fabrics. Happy Thursday!

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