MOFGA unveils 2014 fair poster

Jan 02, 2014
Kate Seaver of Porter is the artist behind this year’s Common Ground Country Fair poster.

Augusta — The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will unveil its 2014 Common Ground Country Fair poster during its annual meeting at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show. The meeting takes place Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the Piscataquis/Sagadahoc rooms of the Augusta Civic Center.

The Common Ground Country Fair poster is the highly anticipated image that promotes MOFGA's annual celebration of rural living. This year's winning design features medicinal herbs.

The artist, Kate Seaver, is a MOFGA journeyperson and co-operator of Up-Beet Farm in Porter, a MOFGA-certified organic market garden. Her art highlights a celebrated aspect of the Common Ground Country Fair, which features more than 1,400 exhibitors and speakers. This year's fair is scheduled for Sept. 19, 20 and 21 in Unity.

Every year, MOFGA holds a poster contest and welcomes all Maine residents and MOFGA members to enter submissions. The poster guidelines and application for the 2015 fair are available at mofga.org. For more information about the unveiling or the poster contest, contact Fair Director April Boucher at commonground@mofga.org.

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, formed in 1971, is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country. The purpose of MOFGA is to help farmers and gardeners grow organic food, fiber and other crops; protect the environment; recycle natural resources; increase local food production; support rural communities; and illuminate for consumers the connection between healthful food and environmentally sound farming practices.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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