Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1970s flashback

I came across this poster today on the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association website. It brought back memories of that first Common Ground Country Fair, held in my hometown of Litchfield. The Nearings spoke. Their was a demo about how to make wine. But I don't remember any of that. All I can recall is the rope maze near the booth where my parents were selling organic veggies. This is probably because it was 1977, and I was only 4.

This year's fair takes place Sept. 19-21 at MOFGA's complex in Unity. It'll be light years beyond that first natural foodie love fest in 1977. And while attendance has exploded and the posters have become more sophisticated, the fair's still as down to earth as can be.

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