WHAT IS IT?
A Celebration of Western Maine’s Local Foods Movement 2017
Saturday, August 12th, 12pm–9pm
Farmers’ Market, Food Vendors,
Free Workshops, Community Resources, Beer Garden, Live Music, Art, Kid's Area
If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please apply here. If you have any questions, please email the Festival Coordinators.
Enjoy a harvest bounty, and learn about how this agricultural revival is building healthier communities with stronger economies, while nurturing our natural environment.
The Festival will showcase the food and agricultural renaissance in the foothills of Western Maine.
Donations & Sponsors
Organized by Community Food Matters, the local Community
Food Council, Healthy Oxford Hills
Interested in learning more? Contact Us
Visit the NEW Foothills Food Festival website!
Local farms featuring veggies, fruits, dairy, meats, wild edibles, honey and maple syrup, along with farming practices including organic seeds and growing, permaculture and biodynamics.
Local processors, featuring baked goods, cheese, ice cream, specialty foods and snacks, beverages and local brews. All grown and created in the foothills of Western Maine.
Local outlets, featuring farmers’ markets, farm stands and CSAs, restaurants, Fare Share Co-op, specialty stores, institutional cafeterias.
Food access and nutrition, featuring community and school gardens, food pantries and summer meal sites, gleaning and FoodCorp, SNAP and WIC programs, Maine Harvest Bucks.
Education and support featuring Local Food Councils, Farm to School, 4-H and the Cooperative Extension, the local USDA office, nutrition education, the Maine Food Atlas, and culinary arts.
Food supplies and waste, featuring seed sources and compost operations, information about food waste in our area, education about food labeling and expiration dates.
The Foothills Food Festival is a project of Community Food Matters, partner of the
Maine Network of Local Food Councils and managed by the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy.
Thank you to all of the partners, sponsors and individuals who make the Festival happen.
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 12 Noon–9pm
A Celebration in Downtown Norway of
Western Maine’s Local Foods Movement
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 • 12 Noon–9pm
Farmers’ Market, Food Vendors, Free Workshops,
Community Resources, Beer Garden, Live Music, Art, Kid's Area
Enjoy a harvest bounty, and learn about how this agricultural revival is building healthier communities with stronger economies, while nurturing our natural environment. The Festival will showcase the food and agricultural renaissance in the foothills of Western Maine.
Organized by Community Food Matters, the local Community Food Council,
a project of the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy
The Festival will bring a wide range of food producers and vendors, food access, education and community programs. Music and art will also fill the sidewalks and parks of Downtown Norway.
The Festival will welcome:
These groups will have displays with information and samples. A beer garden will feature local and regional brews. Educational sessions, book signings and food art projects will add to the event.
Rain date is Sunday, August 13th
For more information, contact Festival Coordinators:
2016 Schedule • Stay Tuned for 2017's
Music, Dance & Keynote
Hosted by Jack Gentempo
1:00pm Scott Vlaun Executive Director of the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy. Welcome and opening remarks.
1:05pm Emilia Dahlin From Portland comes raw, rootsy folk and dynamic jazz vocals
2:00pm Mark Lapping Emeritus Professor, Muskie School of Public Service speaks about agricultural history and renaissance
2:30pm The Cobblestones Norway’s own Carolyn Costanzi, Micahel Plourde and Danielle Tran brings folk, jazz, blues.
3:45pm Fits of Blue Electric blues
5:00pm Oen Kennedy Award winning ward singer-songwriter from West Paris
6:00pm Nevaeh dance performance, mask showcase, food magic, and community poem reading
6:30pm The Youngerbloods From funky
takes on classic jazz to soulful approaches
to the Dead, these guys can jam!
7:45pm Singepole Mountain Band Improvisational rock from South Paris and Norway with Jake Redgate, Kale Churchill, Brooks Belanger and Bryon Harris
1–9pm behind Norway Town Square
Alan Day Community Garden Norway • Indian food
Café DiCocoa Bethel • Greek food from Anna Sysko
Little Jamaica Portland • Island Flavah
Fiddlestick Farm Hanover • Ravioli
Riverside Lodge Paris • Pizza
1–6pm behind Fare Share Co-op
Black Mountain Farm Sweden
Edgewood Nursery Falmouth
Maple Springs Farm Harrison
Mid Ridge Farm Casco
Ordway Grove Farm Norway
Pie Tree Orchard Sweden
Ryerson Gone Wild South Woodstock
Music by Oen Kennedy and Paul Puiia who plays regularly at the Norway Farmers’ Market and many other venues in the area.
Fare Share Co-op
1–6pm with samples, tours and farmers
Fiddler’s Reach R. Nicoll Mead Bath • Samples and mead info
Durgin Dairy Norway • Sampling and talking about health benefits, food safety, and regulations of raw milk
A Wee Bit Farm Orland • Grilled meat samples
Avalon Creamery Otisfield • Sampling and selling ice cream
Fare Share will also offer Co-op Tours, information on membership and the launch of their Help Fare Share Go Solar! campaign with a new video to raise $35,000.
in The Commons @ CEBE
2:30pm Mark Lapping Emeritus Professor, Muskie School of Public Service speaks about agricultural history and renaissance
3:30pm Aaron Parker Edgewood Nursery in Falmouth speaks about permaculture. Aaron offers unusual edibles, including minor fruits, medicinal herbs, perennial vegetables and permaculture plants.
4:30pm Alex Brown is a Soil Conservation
Technician at the Natural Resources Conservation Services in South Paris and will talk about the NRCS High-Tunnel Program
5:00pm Ken Morse from Community Food Strategies will talk about the Community Food Council and the Community Food Atlas
3–9pm operated by Café Nomad in the fenced in area behind Green Machine Bike Shop
Norway Brewing Company, Norway
Pennesseewassee Brewing Company, Harrison
Sunday River Brewing, Newry
Sebago Brewing, Portland area
Bigelow Brewing, Skowhegan
Banded Horn, Biddeford
Bear Bones Beer, Lewiston
Blue Ox Malthouse, Lisbon Falls
Maine Grains, Skowhegan
Food, Tastings, Books & Workshops on and off Main Street during the Festival
Alan Day Community Garden 10–4pm Community Roots with workshops, food, hands-on learning and children’s activities
Café Nomad Espresso drinks, hot and cold
Fiber & Vine 12–3pm Coastal Root Bitters & Cocktail Tasting
Books N Things 2–4pm Book Signing with author, Kathy Eliscu for her book, Not Even Chocolate Can Fix This Mess
Food For Thought Vintage book display specializing in
food related literature
Norway Brewing Company Three Course Beer Dinner
featuring local food producers and local beer on tap
Old Squire Farm Market Open 9–2pm
Community Art for All Ages
1–6pm behind Norway Town Square
Fruit & Veggie Face Painting • Tie Dye–Food Dye • Papier-Måché Earth Painting • Mask Making & Mask Parade • Progressive Community Poem, “Food is…” • Hula Hooping (“Food for Fuel”) • Food Packaging Musical Instruments
Jacinda Martinez, Maine artist showcasing Fashion in the Raw photos of vegetable garments, and will create a unique garment during the Festival. 100 Aker Wood is offering 10% off framing of Jacinda Martinez prints purchased at the Festival.
Art & Activities For Sprouts
Sprout’s Area behind Fare Share
Let it Rot! • Plant Beans & Lettuce • Bike Blender Smoothies • Make a Plate • Edible Bugs! • Story Telling • Corn Hole • What Grows in Maine and What Doesn’t
Contests for Kids
in Sprout’s Area
1pm – Cow Mooing Contest
2pm – Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest
3pm – Egg Carry Contest
4pm – Juggling with Food Bean Bags
5pm – Rooster Crowing Contest
Non-Profits & Groups
1–6pm on Main Street sidewalk
Western Foothills Land Trust
Roberts Farm Preserve
Maine School Garden Network
Maine Farmland Trust
UMaine Cooperative Extension
USDA Natural Resource
Walter Riseman for Legislature
Center for an Ecology-Based Economy
2016 Foothills Food Festival Team
Maisey Griffin, Marcia Hilton, Sarah Carter, Carl Costanzi, Albert Judd, Magne Melhus, Ken Morse, Jeremy Read, Patricia Suzanne, Scott Vlaun
To join the team next year: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Festival will go on unless there is persistent rain (tents will shelter during brief showers).
The rain date will be Sunday, Aug. 14th.
If the Festival is postponed, there will be a notice on CEBE’s Facebook page by 8am on the 13th.
Mark Lapping Ph.D.
Mark was the founder and Principal Investigator for the Maine Food Strategy and was a co-author of A New England Food Vision among many publications on food and agriculture. He is a former member of the editorial board of “Agriculture and Human Values and edited A Long, Deep Furrow: Three Centuries of Farming in New England.
The organizing team wishes to thank the Festival Sponsors for their generous support, including:
Local Food Connection food council in Bethel
Pie Tree Orchard
Norway Savings Bank
Green Machine Bike Shop
Let’s Go! 5210 Oxford County
Garbo/Kane Solar Power
Tractor Supply Company
Joel Speakman of Edward Jones
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