Sara'Sing Along- Come join in the sing along with Sara Yasner, Singer/songwriter from Maine. Sara creates and performs music celebrating nature, farm life, rural living, environmental stewardship and life as a family. Sara lives outside of Bangor with her husband, three children, dog, cat and chickens. A selection of her songs are available for download at Amazon.com and CDbaby.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Think you have a winning pie recipe? Enter your pie in Hampden Farmers' Market's first annual pie making contest! The winner will receive two free tickets to the Common Ground Country Fair!
We will have some extra special judges there to help us choose a winner including: Angus Jennings- Hampden Town Manager, Peter Cowin- The Bee Whisperer and Hampden Farmers' Market's own resident pie makers- Strawhouse Bakery!
1. Your pie must feature a Maine produced or grown ingredient. 2. Your pie must be dropped off at the welcome tent by 4:00pm on August 12th (judging will begin at 4:30pm) 3. You must include your recipe along with your name, contact information and featured Maine ingredient!
Come see a spinning demonstration with Andrea Bozzino of Andrea's Homespun Yarns and Fibers! She will also have some of her gorgeous handspun yarn and other items available for sale!
"I have loved sheep for as long as I can remember. As a child I remember going to the Union Fair and making sure I could watch the 4H sheep show. Years later while I was pregnant with my second son, I took up knitting. About two years after he was born, I started spinning and the rest is history!" -Andrea Bozzino
Come see a demonstration from The Bee Whisperer, Peter Cowin! Peter Cowin, president of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association, has over 30 hives at his residence in Hampden and has been a beekeeper since age 11. He produces and sells honey and beeswax as well as products made from them, including lip balms and lotions. He is often called out to collect honeybee swarms and to remove honeybee colonies that have made their homes in places like walls of houses. Peter teaches beekeeping classes to over 300 students every year in many surrounding towns. He offers classes to both beginning and intermediate students.
Edith and Bennett play old-time farmer's music, particularly the traditional songs and tunes of the great state of Maine. Work songs and lumberman's ballads, toe tapping tunes from the grange hall, these guys take a cue from the local food movement to explore what it means to make local organic music-rooted in a sense of place. Farmers in their own right, they specialize in garlic and culinary herbs at their place, Duckback Farm in Belfast.