Schedule &

Come and enjoy! Looking forward to 2018's Festival as we grow our local food system here in the Western Foothills of Maine.

Festival Schedule

9:30am FARM to FESTIVAL 5k Run Roberts Farm Preserve, Western Foothills Land Trust, $10, adult, $5 under 18



Live Music, Entertainment, Speakers

12 Noon Bold Riley Acoustic folk band out of western Maine

1:15 Steven Ragatz Virtuoso Juggler, Comedy & Circus Arts

1:25 Why Local Food Matters Scott Vlaun, Executive Director, CEBE

1:35 LATCH Kid cover band out of Auburn

2:40pm Farmland Access for Local Food Systems Chris Franklin, Land Protection, Maine Farmland Trust

2:50pm Food Facts Amanda Houtari, Celebration Barn Theater

3:10 STREAM REGGAE Maine’s premier reggae band, Windham

4:15pm Youth Leadership Program Justin Bondesen & Kids, Alan Day Community Garden

4:30 EARTH FUNK Acoustic funk folk rock, Western Maine

6pm Community Jam All are welcome!! Bring your instruments.

6:50pm THE COBBLESTONES Americana contemporary folk, rock



Education & Workshops

12:30pm Three Fruits You Never Thought of Growing Jessie Stevens, Sy’s Trees, Sweden

1:40pm Permaculture Panel Scott Vlaun & Jessie Stevens

3:00pm Sourdough Bread Demonstration Tim Gosnell, Standard Baking Co., Portland

4:00pm Farmland Preservation Chris Franklin, Maine Farmland Trust and Lee Dassler, Western Foothills Land Trust

4:45pm Cooperative Food Systems & Farming Jonah Fertig-Burd, Director of Cooperative Food Systems, Cooperative Development Institute

5:15pm Keeping Bees Chris Easton, Oxford Hills Honeybee Club



Composting Workshop & Garden Tours

2:40pm Composting Basics at the Garden Katie Bessey, Jeff Laugton

5:45pm Zero-Waste & Composting the Festival  Scott Vlaun, Jeff Laughton


Farmers’ Market 12–8pm

Join us for gardening activities, community collages, painting, instrument making. Fun for all ages!


Deering Street

A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm, Sumner

Thunder Hill Farm, North Waterford

Sy’s Trees, Sweden

Shady Grove Mushrooms

at Jumpers Hill Farm, Harrison

    DEMOS: Mushroom Log Inoculation

Pietree Orchard, Sweden

Pen-Y-Bryn Lavender Farm, Hebron

Mighty Maine Greens, Woodstock

Mid Ridge Farm, Casco

The Maine Soap Company, West Paris

Deep Roots Farm, Buckfield

Bragg Maple Products, Sumner

Beech Hill Farm & Bison Ranch, Waterford

Beacon Blessings, Oxford

Back to Roots Farm, Woodstock


Fare Share Co-op

A Wee Bit Farm, Orland

Happy Hive Farm, Hartford

Maine Meadworks, Portland

Freshiez, Casco

MarthaBar, Brunswick

Pen-Y-Bryn Lavender Farm, Hebron

The Friendly Ewe, Sumner


Food Vendors 12–8pm

Worth the Wait BBQ, Waterford
Slow-cooked barbeque using their own and locally-raised meat with sides and cornbread


Riverside Lodge Café, Paris
Freshly-baked artisan pizza made with fresh ingredients, meatballs and desserts


Pinky D’s Poutine Truck, Lisbon Falls Fries, fresh cheese curds, gravy and fresh toppings including beef, lobster, chicken, veggies, pork and different sauces


One Cow Homemade Ice Cream, Smedbergs Farm, Oxford

Udderly delicious homemade ice cream, sundaes and maple syrup


Maine Morning Micro Roasters, Denmark

Taste-test coffees and enjoy a cup or two of sustainably harvested, fair-trade cold brew and hot coffee sourced directly from the some of the best farms and co-ops around the world


Fiddlestick Farm, Hanover

Homemade ravioli and flatbread pizza, salad, breadsticks, and drinks from ingredients locally-sourced or grown


DiCocoa’s Cafe, Bethel

Authentic Greek specialties made with local ingredients. Fresh, handmade, and beautiful. Spanokopita, tabouli, yogurt with spoon sweet, apricot-sage cookies, rose lemonade


Isuken Co-op Truck, Lewiston

A Somali Bantu Farm-to-Table Food Truck in Lewiston. Delicious food, grown by New Americans, on the streets.


Inside Scoop, South Paris

Locally-owned ice cream parlor featuring our homemade ice cream, soft serve, and treats.


Beer Garden 2–7pm

Norway Brewing Co., Norway

Bear Bones Beer, Lewiston

Sebago Brewing, Gorham

Allagash Brewing Co., Portland

Baxter Brewing Co., Lewiston

Gneiss Brewing Co., Limerick

Urban Farm Fermentory/Gruit, Portland

Bray’s Brewing Company, Naples

Barreled Souls Brewing Company, Saco

Saco River Brewing, Freyburg

Maine Grains, Lisbon Falls

Blue Ox Malthouse, Skowhegan


Art & Activity Tent 12–5pm

Join us for some fun: Potato Prints, Pot A Plant, Produce Headwear, Mural Mania, Make Some Noise. Activities for all ages! Maine SNAP-Ed will also be making smoothies on the Smoothie Bike Blender with anyone that would like to take it for a spin.


Jacinda Martinez

Maine artist showcasing Fashion in the Raw photos of vegetable garments, and will create a unique garment during the Festival.


Non-Profits & Groups

Alan Day Community Garden

Maine Farmland Trust

Western Foothills Land Trust

Roberts Farm School Garden

Cooperative Development Institute

Gardeners Growing Healthy Communities

Oxford County Cooperative Extension Services

Environmental Health Strategy Center

Lakes Association of Norway

Maine Green Power

Maine AgrAbility

Center for an Ecology-Based Economy


Foothills Food Festival

Longley Square, 413 Main Street, Norway, Maine
Mailing: CEBE, 447 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268

Foothills Food Festival

Longley Square, 413 Main Street
Norway, Maine

Mailing: CEBE, 447 Main Street
Norway, Maine 04268