Thanks to the efforts of 20 volunteers, the participation of 12 local farmers, the support of 6 downtown Bangor businesses/organizations, the publicity provided by 3 TV and 2 radio stations and 3 print media outlets, the 2014 CSA Fair exceeded all expectations, drawing more than 250 attendees and generating 28 CSA purchases.

(To view a complete gallery of photos taken at the fair, click on the image above.)

We couldn’t have pulled off such a successful event without the help of the following FAM volunteers: Pat, Doug, Katie, and Kris Bears, Kate Garland, Gale Lane, Sam Jenkins, Diane Scalia, Linda Murch, Kim Fairbrother, Heather Omand, Anne and Rolph Staples, Jim Roche, Kate Kirkpatrick, Erika Bailey, Ellen Fisher, Joannah Tindongan, and Jennifer Lund.

The support of the following businesses/organizations in downtown Bangor was critical in drawing participants to the fair: Maine Holistic Center, Maine Discovery Museum, The Briar Patch, Central Street Farmhouse, Verve Burritos, and Downtown Bangor Partnership.

Much of the credit for the fair’s impressive attendance goes to WLBZ (Channel 2), WABI (Channel 5), and WVII (Channel 7), to WKIT and WERU, and to The Bangor Daily News, The Weekly, and The Maine Edge, all of which provided pre-event publicity. You can watch WLBZ’s and WABI’s coverage of the fair by clicking here and here.

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the fair, it’s not too late to sign up for a 2014 CSA. Contact one of these participating farms:

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CSA Fair

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