In concert with Maine Fare Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27, Maine Farmland Trust has organized a number of art-full events throughout the city of Belfast.

Farmer/artist Jacinda Martinez will return to Maine Farmland Trust Gallery on Main Street for the weekend with her stunning photographs of models clad in vegetable dresses. This pop-up show, only on display at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery during Belfast’s Maine Fare festivities and the 5:30 to 8 p.m. Fourth Friday Art Walk, will feature Martinez’ most recent work alongside images of older dresses.

There also will be samples of the actual dresses, both in the gallery and during Martinez’ sculpture garden exposé "Fashion in the Raw" — with live models — on the Maine Fare Market Grounds at Steamboat Landing Park Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The sculpture garden is Martinez's first live show. For more information on her work, visit

Food tasting during art walk

To highlight the theme of the simultaneous Maine Fare food festival, Maine Farmland Trust and Belfast Arts have organized a special "Taste of Place" during the June art walk. Each participating Belfast gallery will offer a small taste of local food — spring vegetables, cheeses, meats, baked goods and even chocolate — from Waldo County farmers and producers. The tasting is free and open to all.

Following are the "Taste of Place" pairings, beginning at the top of the hill: Belfast Bay Shade Company, baked goods from Ewald Farm and Table and spring veggies from Freedom Village Farm; Nautical Scribe Books, smoked seafood from Ducktrap River of Maine; Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, crab from Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood; Eat More Cheese, special wine and cheese tasting with local cheeses; Parent Gallery, local gluten-free crisps from the Maine Crisp company and goat milk cheeses from Appleton Creamery; Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, kefir samples and local ice cream from Toddy Pond Farm; Waterfall Arts, baked goods and hummus from Enchanted Kitchen at Firefly Farm and sauerkraut from Olga's Daughter's Foods for Vibrant Life; High Street Studio & Gallery, spring vegetables from Banner Farm with homemade chicken salad from Maine-ly Poultry; With Breath Puppetry, cooking with Chef Frank Giglio; Belfast Co-op, wine tasting and other local bites; Vinolio, special tastings from Grey Goose Gourmet and Cellardoor Winery; Belfast Harbor Artisans, jams and baked goods from Ewald Farm and Table; Art Alliance Gallery, homemade flaxseed crackers with rhubarb chutney, blueberry jam and hot pepper jelly from Half Moon Farm, complement garlic and onion and Tuscan herb fresh cheese and lamb meatballs from Y Not Farm; Quench: Provisions for the Savvy, Maine-made and inspired chocolates from Christopher Hastings Confections; Fresh Cup Gallery, spring vegetables from Piecemeal Farm and complement samples of bratwursts from Springdale Farm; Front Street Pottery, sweet blueberry barque and blueberry tea (hot and cold) from Highland Organics; and the new Finch Gallery, spring radishes, beets and garlic scape pesto from New Beat Farm, lemon dill water buffalo yogurt dip, buffalami, bufferoni and three flavors of fromage blanc from ME Water Buffalo Co., all to be enjoyed with fresh bread from Plymouth Pond Farm and Bakery.

For more information about the art walk and Maine Fare, visit

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