Nibbles: MOFGA prints, smoothies and apples



Salad days

Famed photographer William Wegman, who poses his pair of Weimaraner dogs, Flo and Topper for pictures, has donated a limited edition of 10 prints of Topper with salad greens atop his head to benefit the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

MOFGA is selling the prints for $8,000 apiece and The Partridge Challenge, honoring the late philanthropist Polly Guth, will match every purchase.

The work of Wegman, who divides his time between New York and the Rangeley area, has appeared everywhere, from the cover of The New Yorker to “Saturday Night Live” and “Sesame Street.” To learn more, email [email protected].

 

 

Drink to your health

Freshly picked wild blueberries still abound and make a great a.m. smoothie to start the day.

Anne Mauney, a registered dietitian and creator of the food and fitness blog Fannetastic Food, contributed her Wild Blueberry Recovery Smoothie to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America.

To make Mauney’s smoothie, combine 1 cup frozen wild blueberries, 1 small banana, 1 6-oz. container of plain Greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (John Edwards Market in Ellsworth) 1 Tbsp. walnuts and 2/3 cup coconut water. Blend ingredients until smooth.

 

 

All about apples

A pie contest, permaculture, soil construction and cooking with Cheryl Wixson are a few of the workshops offered at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s 2017 Great Maine Apple Day from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity.

 

 

A cracking good time

Participatory cider-pressing is part of the fun at the Curran Homestead’s Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 372 Fields Pond Road in Orrington. A 1919 Nelson Brothers engine also will be used to power an 1872 Harrison portable grist mill to produce cracked corn and cornmeal. A scavenger hunt, draft horse and hay wagon rides, pumpkin painting and a scarecrow competition (bring your own) are other activities. For more info, call 205-4849 and visit www.curranhomestead.com.