2019 Events

Mother Earth & Mom Too

May 10, 2019

Find gifts for Moms, compost making info & soil test kits 

Community Guest-Habitat for Humanity

Kids - Paint and plant a pot

Music - The Pinwheel Brothers

Chicken and Duck Day

May 17, 2019

Celebrate our feathered friends

Special Guest- John Twomey and his Speckled Sussexes

Kids - Poultry petting zoo

Music-The Rusty Hinges 

Garden and Seedling Day

May 24, 2019

Growing Your Own is always best- - 

Community Guest-Agrability: Gardening safely

Kids-Plant a tomato

Music- The Rusty Hinges

Pollinator Bugs

May 31, 2019

See all the help we have to grow things!

Community Guest- Knox-Lincoln Beekeepers

Kids-Make a play dough bug

Music-Robin Lane, Cellist 

Eat Your Greens

June 07, 2019

Make your own green smoothie by adding ingredients from our many produce farms.

Music- Crushed Velvet

Married musicians with a passion for playing jazz and sharing music. Jake Cockrell on the guitar with some mandolin and Lauren Olson on the bass and banjo. 

olsonlko@gmail.com

Celebrate Dairy Month

June 14, 2019

Celebrate dairy  month by visiting Appleton Creamery and ME Water Buffalo Co.  Shake cream into butter and spread it on B&T Baking Company's delicious bread!

Music- Gardenia

Dick White and Cindy Miller

Cindy Millar is an all round musician having been a member of numerous ensembles performing music of different types; she is also a multi instrumentalist playing both fiddle and mandolin, when performing Celtic genre music.  Over the past 4 years Cindy has developed her vocal skills and abilities in the jazz field becoming a regular performer around mid-coast Maine and heading her own group - Gardenia, that performs music from the Golden Age in originally written arrangements.

 

Dick White has played in ensembles performing music from the Golden Age for the past 11 years; in Washington State he played in jazz trios and ragtime bands as well as Celtic ensembles.  More recently he is a performer around mid-coast Maine particularly as the accompanist for Cindy Millar and the Gardenia ensemble.  Dick's musical focus for the past 4 years has been on the arrangement of songs considering both lyrics and melody together as they were originally written and performed.

Solstice Celebration

June 21, 2019

Celebrate the solstice at Union Farmers Market.  Have you face painted and make a flower crown.

Music- DW Grill

DW Gill started his musical journey in 1970 with a Maine based blues band called The D&A Blues Band. The band’s major influences at that point were Chicago blues stylists like Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Paul Butterfield and Howling Wolf. The blues quartet later formed the Blues Prophets. In 1977 the addition of piano filled out the classic blues quintet sound. All the while, travels to Chicago helped solidify and form the character of the sound they sought. These trips had the boys working with Big Walter Horton, Eddy Taylor, Otis Rush, as well as back in Maine, with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Jimmy Rogers plus Eddy Shaw and the Wolfgang. After the 1978 release of the self titled “Blues Prophets” LP on Astro-Jet Records, the fellas found themselves on stage in New Orleans at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, with Professor Longhair and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. 

BBQ

June 28, 2019

Visit our many wonderful meat vendors and sample what they have to offer.  Make your own veggie kebab to cook up on the grill.

Music: GRAY PARROT

Gray Parrot has been a musician for his entire life. A self-taught guitarist, he also spent twenty years studying, the music of West Africa, becoming familiar with a number of indigenous musical instruments. You may also hear Gray on the airwaves at WERU, where he has programmed Reggae and African music for 30 years.His current performances feature his original arrangements of familiar songs for guitar, utilizing some approaches and techniques derived from African music.

 

Bread, Wine and Cheese

July 05, 2019

Grind wheat into flour and make your own flat breads.  Then gobble them up with samples of cheese from Appleton Creamery and ME Water Buffalo Co.

Music- The DamJam Fiddlers

 

The Dam Jam Fiddlers are a diverse group of musicians from ages 8 to 70 that play together every Wednesday night at the Morris Farm in Wiscasset.  This long running group has played together in various venues for over ten years.  Their musical repertoire spans the Down East fiddling influences of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Québécois and Old Time traditions.  More information may be found at Morrisfarm.org and mainefiddlecamp.org.

Union Founders Day

July 12, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the founding of Union by churning and eating delicious ice cream.

Music: Gray Parrot 

Gray Parrot has been a musician for his entire life. A self-taught guitarist, he also spent twenty years studying, the music of West Africa, becoming familiar with a number of indigenous musical instruments. You may also hear Gray on the airwaves at WERU, where he has programmed Reggae and African music for 30 years.His current performances feature his original arrangements of familiar songs for guitar, utilizing some approaches and techniques derived from African music.

Herb Market

July 19, 2019

Visit Spellbound Farm and Apothecary and Sea Lyon Farm and explore their many wonderful products made from herbs grown here in Maine.  Create your own Herb sachet. 

Music- Kat Logan

Kat is a Singer songwriter performing over 25 years, on a Grammy nominated cd.  She plays multiple instruments and sings original, Americana, Celtic and blues based music.   She will be playing accordion, guitar and banjo.  
 

 

 

Fiber Day

July 26, 2019

How well can you identify different animal fibers?    Try your hand at spinning, knitting, crocheting and felting.  

Demo - Midcoast Spinners
& Appleton Rug Hookers (They will both offer items for sale.)

Kids - Needle Felting 

Music - Dusty, Joanna & Friends

 

Blueberry Time

August 02, 2019

 Sample delicious Maine blueberries and watch or take part in our blueberry pie eating contest.

Music-Scot Cannon

Scot is a talented mime, a gifted musician, and a dedicated educator who’s been teaching and inspiring young people for over 30 years.

Scot has a progression of 8 different shows for school children from elementary through high school. He also takes the best of everything for his family show MIME & MUSIC.

Scot’s work with bullying and self-esteem issues comes as a natural out growth of his years of teaching and entertaining. He has found that sharing his own experiences with speech problems, and the struggle to be accepted strikes a universal chord in his audiences and results in programs that speak to both minds and hearts.

Educational, motivational, and family friendly fun for kids and adults of all ages!

Celebrate Our Market

August 09, 2019

This week is National Farmer's Market Week.  Visit each of our wonderful vendors as you take part in this exciting scavenger hunt!

Music:  Kathi Nordone

Upon arrival back South she played at "Poor Davids Pub" in Dallas Texas, "Taco" was happy to be there. "Diamond Castle" was the favorite Pick of the night. Last Autumn she sang on the pier in Wiscassett, Maine and The Bradley Inn Pemaquid,  Union Farmers Market, Fryeburg and Union Fairs, and New Harbor to Benefit a new church Steeple. Away she sang in churches and on the Bold Ocean, South at Isabelly's (Dallas) where her mom smiled bright.

Kathi's songs don't burn rubber on a dead end road going nowhere fast, no vision, no hope, rather, they remind one of a rich life. One that's possible despite all the voices telling you it's not, hope bigger than the punches that could hurt. "Greater Than Gold" recorded at Parrot Tracks in Austin, Texas  with Ace in the Hole, Rick Mcrae on guitar.  She also worked with Charley Larkey, whom many would recognize as the bass player on Carol King's seminal "Tapestry" and John Mill - Leonard Cohen and Chris Searles from Austin. Nordone ambles through the ruins of experience, with an optimism that defies long suffering. 

Her West Texas, Westchester voice and songs unearth pearls of love ~

where people are openhearted.

Country Arts & Crafts

August 16, 2019

Visit a variety of local craft vendors and make your own homemade bookmark.  

Music: Dusty, Joanna and Friends

Their repertoire ranges from the Carter family and folk songs to gospel, bluegrass, old-time favorites, originals and songs of the sea.

Hot Stuff

August 23, 2019

Snack on some delicious corn on the cob and use the husks to make your very own cornhusk doll.

Music: DW Gill

DW Gill started his musical journey in 1970 with a Maine based blues band called The D&A Blues Band. The band’s major influences at that point were Chicago blues stylists like Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Paul Butterfield and Howling Wolf. The blues quartet later formed the Blues Prophets. In 1977 the addition of piano filled out the classic blues quintet sound. All the while, travels to Chicago helped solidify and form the character of the sound they sought. These trips had the boys working with Big Walter Horton, Eddy Taylor, Otis Rush, as well as back in Maine, with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Jimmy Rogers plus Eddy Shaw and the Wolfgang. After the 1978 release of the self titled “Blues Prophets” LP on Astro-Jet Records, the fellas found themselves on stage in New Orleans at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, with Professor Longhair and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. 

You Say Tomato...I Say Tomato

August 30, 2019

Sample tomatoes from our many wonderful produce vendors and make your own tomato juice.

Music: Dam Jam

The Dam Jam Fiddlers are a diverse group of musicians from ages 8 to 70 that play together every Wednesday night at the Morris Farm in Wiscasset.  This long running group has played together in various venues for over ten years.  Their musical repertoire spans the Down East fiddling influences of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Québécois and Old Time traditions.  More information may be found at Morrisfarm.org and mainefiddlecamp.org.

From the Orchard to the Vineyard

September 06, 2019

Sample fruits from the orchard and the vineyard.  Make your very own applesauce.

Music- Scot Cannon

Scot is a talented mime, a gifted musician, and a dedicated educator who’s been teaching and inspiring young people for over 30 years.

Scot has a progression of 8 different shows for school children from elementary through high school. He also takes the best of everything for his family show MIME & MUSIC.

Scot’s work with bullying and self-esteem issues comes as a natural out growth of his years of teaching and entertaining. He has found that sharing his own experiences with speech problems, and the struggle to be accepted strikes a universal chord in his audiences and results in programs that speak to both minds and hearts.

Educational, motivational, and family friendly fun for kids and adults of all ages!

Kids Market

September 13, 2019

Do you have something you enjoy making or growing?  Now is your chance to sell your wares at our kids market!

Music- DW Gill

DW Gill started his musical journey in 1970 with a Maine based blues band called The D&A Blues Band. The band’s major influences at that point were Chicago blues stylists like Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Paul Butterfield and Howling Wolf. The blues quartet later formed the Blues Prophets. In 1977 the addition of piano filled out the classic blues quintet sound. All the while, travels to Chicago helped solidify and form the character of the sound they sought. These trips had the boys working with Big Walter Horton, Eddy Taylor, Otis Rush, as well as back in Maine, with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Jimmy Rogers plus Eddy Shaw and the Wolfgang. After the 1978 release of the self titled “Blues Prophets” LP on Astro-Jet Records, the fellas found themselves on stage in New Orleans at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, with Professor Longhair and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. 

Pickles, Quickles and Kraut

September 20, 2019

Visit Turtle Rock Farm for a taste of their delicious pickles.  Make your very own cucumber boat. 

Music- Skidompha Strummers

A group of singers/ukulele players who meet for practice at the Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. Together since 2017

Harvest Time

September 27, 2019

Visit our many produce farms and explore samples of their fall harvests.  Paint a pumpkin to take home.  

Music- Kat Logan

Kat is a Singer songwriter performing over 25 years, on a Grammy nominated cd.  She plays multiple instruments and sings original, Americana, Celtic and blues based music.   She will be playing accordion, guitar and banjo.  

Storage & Putting Food By

October 04, 2019

What sort of fruits and vegetables can we keep through the winter?  How can we keep them? Practice stringing bell peppers.

Music-Gardenia

Dick White and Cindy Miller

Cindy Millar is an all round musician having been a member of numerous ensembles performing music of different types; she is also a multi instrumentalist playing both fiddle and mandolin, when performing Celtic genre music.  Over the past 4 years Cindy has developed her vocal skills and abilities in the jazz field becoming a regular performer around mid-coast Maine and heading her own group - Gardenia, that performs music from the Golden Age in originally written arrangements.

 

Dick White has played in ensembles performing music from the Golden Age for the past 11 years; in Washington State he played in jazz trios and ragtime bands as well as Celtic ensembles.  More recently he is a performer around mid-coast Maine particularly as the accompanist for Cindy Millar and the Gardenia ensemble.  Dick's musical focus for the past 4 years has been on the arrangement of songs considering both lyrics and melody together as they were originally written and performed.

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