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Larry Crimi (foreground) of Scranton, Pennsylvania, a conservation law enforcement major at Unity College, raises a locally grown organic pumpkin to the sky at the Common Ground Country Fair in this 2011 file photo.
POLL QUESTION

All hail the Common Ground Country Fair

UNITY | From low-impact forestry to Scottish Highland cattle to contra dancing, the 38th annual Common Ground Country Fair is a celebration of Maine’s rural and agricultural traditions. Tens of thousands are expected to gather this weekend on 50 lush acres in Unity for the three-day fair that captures …
Chocolate lobsters cool in their candied shells in Westbrook on Tuesday.

Westbrook’s Haven’s Candies sold to new owner before 100-year anniversary

Andy Charles recalls one customer who bought a box of needham candies and started to gently complain: “They’re all different sizes and shapes.” Charles’ response? “I know, isn’t it great?” Over Westbrook-based Haven’s Candies’ nearly 100 years in business, the operation has added some factory chocolate mixers …
MY SALTY KITCHEN (blog)

Pepper jelly…it’s not just for crackers anymore

While at the farmers market a couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon some inspiration. Granted, I didn’t get to the farmers market nearly as often as I had intended to this summer, I am certainly glad I decided to go that day. I came upon a new vendor who was …
Penny Jordan is a fourth-generation farmer. She started The Farm Stand in South Portland to keep her Cape Elizabeth farm solvent for the next generation.

A farm-to-table neighborhood market emerges in South Portland

A bumper crop of tomatoes from Martha Washingtons to romas shine …
THAT VEGAN THING (blog)

How about an Apple Turnover without the eggs?

It’s feeling like Fall and looking a lot like Fall. That means it’s apple season. …
IF MY COASTER COULD TALK (blog)

21st Amendment Brewery Maine launch events

21st Amendment Brewery from San Francisco has expanded distribution into Maine.The brewery was founded in …
MAINE COURSE (blog)

Buttery Apple Crumble

Love cooking with kids? Call them to the kitchen and whip up this easy Buttery …

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