Only 3 more days and I'll be on my way to Skowtown (Skowhegan, Maine for those of you from 'away')! What's in Skowhegan you might ask (and rightly so...)? Well, the 2nd annual Artisan Bread Fair of course!
While the Kneading Conference wraps up on Friday, July 30, folks will be able to gather to enjoy the fruits of their (and others') labor on Saturday, July 31 at a fair devoted to all things 'bread'.
I'll be there peddling my tote bags made from recycled flour and grain bags, hoping to catch the eye of the fairs' sponsor, King Arthur Flour. I mean, I do use *a lot* of their bags in my work!
And appropriately enough... "The Artisan Bread Fair will occur this year on the Eve of Lammas Day, or as it was called in even deeper antiquity, Lughnasadh. This is the ancient, mystical feast day halfway between the Summer Solstice and the Autumnal Equinox when we celebrate the season's first grain harvest and revel in the Miracle of Real Bread from Earth to Hearth. There will be bakers at work with wood-fired hearth ovens, oven builders, grain millers, artists, booksellers, live music, storytellers, seed vendors, baking and agricultural equipment vendors and much more. And to go with all the excellent artisan breads being sold, there will be local foods from area farmers and restaurants including hearth-baked pizza! Come join us for the Rites of Lammas Day!"
The fair takes place at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds, from 9am-3pm on Saturday, July 31st. See you there!