Maine Fare 2009

A message from Sarah Greer, following up on a discussion at the June Guild meeting:

In case you have not heard, Maine Fare – the celebration of Maine foods and the people who produce them – is happening!

September 11,12,13 in Camden, at the Knox Mill.

There are booth spaces still available at the Marketplace both Saturday and Sunday – reserve today before it’s too late!

We are pleased to announce the Maine Fare web site is up and running! Please refer to this site for general information and ticketing.

Highlights of this year’s Festival…

Keynote Panel: “Can Maine Feed Itself?” moderated by Craig Lapine of Cultivating Community.

Thought Provoking Discussions
Learn from Maine culinary historians, todays visionaries and tomorrow’s leaders. Informed perspectives on critical issues affecting our food, our health and our well-being.

The Maine Fare Marketplace
All day Saturday and Sunday, downtown Camden. Where growers, farmers, craftsmen, cooks and others offer samples, sell product, interact with customers who are truly engaged and passionate about local foods. Maine Fare will provide table space indoors. You are welcome to bring your own pop-up style tent for outside spaces. Rates are set accordingly.

Guided Tasting Seminars
Under the guidance of Maine food experts, taste local smoked seafood paired with handcrafted maine spirits, varieties of maine oysters paired with local beers and artisanal cheeses paired with Maine wines.

Cooking Demonstrations and Classes
Learn recipes and techniques to reproduce at home, from Maine’s most celebrated chefs: Sam Hayward of Fore Street, Michael Salmon of Hartstone Inn, Josh Hixon of Brevetto, and others

For information regarding exhibitor space please contact: Sarah Greer at or 207-542-0964


Sarah Greer
Maine Fare Exhibitor Committee

Maine Artisan Bread Fair and Trade Show Aug 1

The first annual Bread Fair will be in Skowhegan on Saturday, August 1st, from 10 am to 2 pm. Live music, fired-up ovens producing samples of bread made from Maine grains, and tables offering the accoutrement of bread pleasure and production – books, tools, small farm equipment, cheese, jams, grains, and flour – will invite ever more people to consider the good reasons for supporting local foods.

The Fair will be held in conjunction with the 2009 Kneading Conference in Skowhegan (July 30 and 31st), and the organizers are looking for local cheesemakers who would like to participate in the Fair, which will be free and open to the public.

Contact coordinator Wendy Hebb ( before June 22nd if you would like to sign up, or for more information.