2016 Bangor CSA Fair

The 2016 Bangor CSA Fair was a HUGE success! It was held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Seadog Restaurant banquet room, following the Bangor Winter Farmers’ Market. Nearly 400 people had a great time meeting local farmers, listening to the Tough End String Band, sampling some delicious food, and participating in fun activities for kids.

13 Maine farms participated this year, including two orchards and one seafood CSA. Many people renewed their CSA shares, and others purchased a CSA for the first time. The Fair provided an opportunity for people to meet the farmers, ask any questions, and get to know where their food is coming from – it brought the people who eat food together with people who grow food.

The farms who participated are:

1. Rollins Orchards, 262 Dexter Rd, Garland, 207-924-3504 http://rollinsorchards.com/
2. Dilly Bean Farm, 2348 Kennebec Rd, Newburgh. 315-406-3883 https://dillybeanfarm.wordpress.com/csa-information/
3. Fail Better Farm, 582 Old Country Rd, Etna. 207-951-5953 http://www.failbetterfarm.com/
4. Fisher Farm, 177 Coles Corner Rd, Winterport. 207-478-4803http://www.fisherfarmcsa.com/csa.html
5. Mooshine Cattle Co., 1048 Dyer Brook Rd, Dyer Brook. 207-217-1538 (Lizz) or 207-745-9796 (Ben) http://mooshinecattleco.weebly.com/csa-opportunities.html
6. Nettie Fox Farm, 2348 Kennebec Rd, Newburgh. 207-234-3008 http://www.nettiefoxfarm.com/csa/
7. Peacemeal Farm, 25 Peacemeal Rd, Dixmont, 207-257-4103 (no website, but see Facebook!)
8. Shalom Orchard Organic Farm and Winery, 158 Eastbrook Rd, Franklin, 207-565-2312 http://shalomorchard.com/community-supported-agriculture-c…/
9. Snakeroot Organic Farm, 27 Organic Farm Rd, Pittsfield, 207-416-5417 http://snakeroot.net/farm/CSAPlan.shtml
10. Lobster Shack, 20 Jericho Way, Stonington, 207-367- 5059 http://www.mainelobstershack.me/Lobster_Shack/Home.html
11. Wise Acres Farm, 424 Townhouse Rd, Kenduskeag 207-730-6214 http://www.wiseacresfarm.net/
12. Happytown Farm, 1138 Happytown Rd, Orland. 207-664-4583 (not on FB and no web page; contact Paul Volckhausen at the farm for additional info)
13. Cornerstone farm, 74 Dogtown Rd, Palmyra. 207-216-2676. http://www.cornerstonefarm.us/

The CSA Fair was co-sponsored by Food AND Medicine, Bangor Greendrinks and the Bangor Area Food Council.