Thursday, October 1, 2009

MOFGA's Common Ground Fair

I have actually been waiting 11 months to attend my first Common Ground Fair. When I first moved to Maine in October, one of my friends said, you'll have to go to the Common Ground Fair, it's the best thing ever! And I said, great! When is it? ...September. Doh!

So I was very happy to attend the kamillionth Common Ground Fair on Sunday. Of course, I headed right for the exhibition hall to check out the canned goods. 

And I saw lots of beautiful specimens of home canned goods, some not so great. I was particularly impressed by the produce. Especially the number of beautiful tomatoes, after our blight-ridden tomato season. 

I picked up some Maine made sea salt in the Maine Marketplace area and some aged goat cheese in the Farmers' Market. I also ate some awesome fried shrimp from Finest Fried Maine Seafood (which is the best name ever). All in all, well worth the wait and braving the crappy weather for. See you next year, Common Ground Fair! 


  1. I was at the fair on Saturday. The weather was gorgeous, but the crowds were terrible. I saw all those baby animals, but somehow I've missed the canned goods two years in a row! Oh, and I also bought some sea salt (smoked and yummy). I'll be blogging about it tomorrow, in fact!

  2. What a cool name for a fair! was it better than the maryland state fair kt?

  3. I went as well and took a bunch of photos. I have a canned goods shot almost identical to yours. It was a super fun day. My third year in a row going. My favorite food treat is the strawberries and fresh cream, sooo good. I stumbled across your blog through my Urban Spoon app on my phone.... you reviewed Grace. I have been once. The chilled avocado soup with peekytoe crab was amazing.... Amazing Grace! bwa-haha. I will return to your blog to read some more... great job. Chas