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July 29: YCFN Potluck & Vineyard Tour at Prospect Hill Winery
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Prospect Hill Winery, 318 Orrills Hill Rd., Lebanon, ME  04027
Directions: See the winery's website for directions on how best to drive there (be sure to come in from north on Orrills Hill Rd).
   Your hosts, Anita and Richard Carle, invite members to a potluck and wine tasting, along with a vineyard tour. The Carles will speak about taking the grapes from the vine into wine and show some of the equipment used. Plenty of time for questions and answers, too! Prospect Hill Winery is a family run business growing 6 varieties of white grapes and 8 varieties of red. Anita and Richard began planting grapes in 2002 and became commercially established in 2005. All their wines are made exclusively from the winery's own grapes.
   Questions, or if you need directions, please contact Frank Wertheim or Becky Gowdy at UMaine Extension in York County, 207-324-2814 or

August 9: 6th Annual Backyard Locavore Day in Cumberland County
Time: 10 am to 3 pm, rain or shine!
Location: various Cumberland County backyards
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of event; children under 12 free.
   This educational event, provided by University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver Volunteers, will showcase sustainable ways to increase self-sufficiency to meet your own food needs. Demonstrations will focus on backyard gardening techniques, food preservation methods, and more. The self-guided tour includes 6 gardens in Brunswick and Freeport. Your day will be self-directed: in your ticket booklet, a map of locations will be provided. To register online, and for more information, see call 781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) or e-mail

September 19 - 21: Common Ground Country Fair, sponsored by MOFGA
Location: 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity, ME 04988
   The 38th annual Common Ground Country Fair sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will provide opportunities for farmers to share and visitors to enjoy a huge variety of crafts, produce, activities and skills from across the state. Livestock shows, agricultural demonstrations, foods and fibers galore, music, children's activities, environmental education, herbs and health, and much more will be included; see for complete details.

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YCFN Potluck and Vineyard Tour at Prospect Hill Winery
Tuesday, July 29, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Lebanon, ME​

Join fellow York County farmers for a Potluck Supper at 5:30, followed by a tour of the vineyard, and more.  See details below.
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