Finding Dory This Weekend

Stonington Opera House has a movie this weekend that is fun for the entire family. Finding Dory. See schedule below or stop by the Stonington Farmers Market this Friday from 10AM to Noon to find out more at the OHA! Booth.

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IHT Sponsors Roadside Cleanup

These two events by Island Heritage Trust are for this weekend, folks. Find out more at the IHT booth at the Stonington Farmers Market this Friday from 10AM to Noon.

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Art Scope Sets Sights on Deer Isle

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 12.24.03 PMArt Scope magazine–in conjunction with Carolyn Hecker of Pearson Legacy Gallery– is covering the island this weekend and producing an Art Map of galleries and studios to lend more publicity to our arts scene. We’re told this weekend is a possible forerunner to an Art Scope sponsored Deer Isle Art Festival next summer. Stay tuned! Meanwhile,  Stonington Farmers Market vendors Hutton Gallery and  Art By Katy will be participating in this all weekend open studios event. Maps are available via Pearson Legacy Gallery.

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Hutton Gallery represents several local artists. The jewelry shown is by Susan Hutton.

 

 

Annual Meeting After Market This Week

The Annual Stonington Farmers Market Vendors Meeting will be held 10 minutes after market this Friday. We ask everyone to assemble at Bob Bowen’s Sunset Acres Farm & Dairy tent to discuss the market agenda.

Please bring any issues and questions you may have to this meeting. So far on the agenda will be discussion of the new website manager, donation to the town for doing signage, and the need to recruit more vegetable farmers to our market. As always we know you are busy people and will try to keep the meeting as short as possible. Though it is not mandatory to attend, we appreciate that every professional vendor should make an effort to participate and help shape the direction we go in. We have purposely set the meeting date in August to make sure most vendors will still be around to make it. This is *your* market. Thank you.

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El El Edgehill

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Drinks on the porch whilst the sun sets, then dinner in the barn…

The barn at Edgehill…..

So, the reason we are all here (I am speaking of my kinfolk, now) is this great big house my ancestors bought back in ’05. You see, there have been many generations of us around here- first there were those rusticators, taking the steamship up from Boston and disembarking at the Sargentville wharf to spend the summer amongst the trees and the berries. Then my grandmother and her sister were deeded the place, and my mom and aunts and cousins all spent their summers here, swimming in the Mill Pond, having cookouts down at the shore of the Reach. I spent nearly every summer of my life, up until I was 19 or 20 playing in the barn and getting into all manner of trouble running around here. My people started sticking around back in 1970, when my aunt and uncle came for the summer and never left. My folks moved to town in the late 80’s, my cousins and I years later. Now there are like 20 of us when we get together for dinner, and even though we all have our own residences and jobs and families, there is still this big old house sitting right in the middle of it all. While it is mostly rented out to folks who want to have the kind of rustic/chic/hippy/cool weddings we have all been having there for years,  and this taqueria seems to be keeping us pretty busy all summer, Fall is generally the only time Michele and I get to go over there and hang out. We were thinking that it might be fun to start our Supper Club season a little earlier this year (like before The Freeze comes) and have decided to host a dinner over at Edgehill.
We’d like you to join us!

We will start out with some tasty vittles on the porch, and then get settled in the barn for a sumptuous multi-course feast. We’ll play the same vaguely-Latino iTunes playlist we have been playing for 10 years (which none of you have ever noticed is the same every time!) that we play in the Supper Clubs back at the taqueria. We’ll have the same gracious-yet-unhurried service, and share the general conviviality that have made these dinners so much fun for so many winters. And it will (should) be well above freezing!

SO, call us right now at
207.359.2486
to make a reservation!
We eat Saturday, September 17, commencing at 6:00pm.

You know these things sell-out right away. We have given ample warning of this impending required action on your part. And we’ll even have a menu soon! One that we will be very proud of. A menu that we will happily share with you. One that I am sure will have many delicious items crafted from the Fall bounty of the Blue Hill Peninsula’s seasonal harvest. Rest assured, you will be amongst the first to know what we plan to serve at this dinner. Anytime now…..

For reservations,more info, or if you just need to chat, call us at 207.359.2486
Operators are standing by

Do Your Rain Dance

The Stonington Farmers Market is open RAIN or SHINE from 10AM to Noon every Friday in season. This Friday rain is predicted (and we can only hope for a drenching like we had last night and early this morning!) but you will still be able to make us your Maine market.

Don’t Miss “Mr. Burns”

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Civilization may have collapsed, but there’s hope in The Simpsons in Opera House Arts’ final show of the summer, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, running from August 25 through September 4. www.operahousearts.org. Season artwork by Julie Morringello and Eugene Koch.

Silent Auction Benefitting IHT

Discover our island’s treasure– the nature programs, trails and properties managed by the Island Heritage Trust. Stop by their booth at the Stonington Farmers Market Friday from 10AM to Noon to find out more and to place a bid on these beautiful Carolyn Caldwell paintings.

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Incredible Edible

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Edible Island has so much going on year round that the best thing you can do is get Wes’s brochure this Friday from 10AM to Noon at the Stonington Farmers Market. Or go to their website to take it all in.

Charming Mowery Handcrafts

Every picture tells a story– check out these pics of Mowery Handcrafts at the Stonington Farmers Market. Beautifully hand crafted ceramics, wall plaques, tiles, Christmas tree ornaments and much more can be found in the midway offshoot aisle every Friday from 10AM to Noon.

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