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Katy Kelleher

Katy Kelleher is a writer, teacher and editor who lives in Buxton.

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Posted: September 1, 2017

Have a feast at these Maine farms

Written by: Katy Kelleher

As a kid growing up in suburban Massachusetts, I was obsessed with books about frontier life. I devoured the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder and begged my mother for an expensive American Girl Doll named Kirsten, who came with a series of books about life in 19th-century Minnesota. I read about witches in Salem, stories about settlers in Maine, and watched every PBS program on the topic that I could find. From this research, I learned two things. First, life on a farm is absurdly hard. Second, farmers really know how to party – but only in the autumn. Winter is for sewing and trapping, spring is for planting, summer is for working, but fall? Fall is for eating.

While I’ve left behind my Wilder cosplay days, I still think of fall as fundamentally festive. (I mean, even the trees put on their grooviest outfits.) Fortunately, many Mainers agree. In recent years, a whole bunch of farm-to-table events have cropped up, making it a cinch to celebrate the harvest with like-minded folk. From fancy French cuisine to down-home cooking, here are five places where you can dine on a farm this fall.








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