Saturday, September 22, 2012

Common Ground Fair, Maine

This weekend the annual Common Ground Fair takes place in Unity, ME, a three day event with thousands of visitors and hundreds of exhibitors. “A big hippie fest” as my friend A. would say. I see it more as a big, big farmers market and craft fair (although there are animals exhibits). Starting at the Rose Gate entrance sets the tone for the CGF, a generous scent of Sweet Annie fills the air, people buy organic vegetables, dried flowers, local raw honey, sample greek yogurt ice cream, local goat cheeses and bread, pet alpacas and angora bunnies, and take pictures of anything that they can’t take home (like me). The kids have their own fun, a little summer sled hill, and I saw for the first time how an entire ginger root plant looks like. All in all, good fun.
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