The Belfast Co-op, 123 High St., will host a free wine tasting of highlighted seasonal wines and the opening for "FARM + FOOD + FIDDLE: Grannagerie™ 2015" Friday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Belfast Co-op Café.

The exhibit of local artist Hope Hoffman's farming, nature and fiddling themed fabric and food-related gifts includes bold appliqué designs printed on cloth; photography printed on metal; and illustrated sheet music. The exhibit will be on display in the Café through late October.

Bank Burana of Central Distributors will host this month's wine tasting with a focus on seasonal wines, along with Jaap Helder from the Co-op's wine department and artist Hoffman, who will be in attendance to discuss her artwork. Featured wines will be 10 percent off during the tasting; participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Hoffman has worked as a professional musician and teacher in Maine since 2001. Her music CDs and tunebook of compositions are available at; and her ever-growing collection of artwork and new folk melodies, Grannagerie™, celebrating agriculture, habitats, local food and arts in everyday life, is available online at

All are welcome at the community-owned Belfast Co-op, which is open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For more information, call 338-2532 or visit

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