Maine Fare Underway in Belfast 

Shoppers took to downtown Belfast Friday to try out something new.In a matter of hours, a new business sprouted up in downtown Belfast.”So far, I’ve gotten strawberries, fresh strawberries,” said Cynthia Porter.”I have all different colored cherry tomatoes, which are delicious,” commented Tom Delmoor.It offered popular fare, all made here in Maine which was perfect for the consumers in the market trying to get know their producers.”The food is so yummy and this is a fabulous display of local goods and farms.”erin herbig 4″to celebrate local food, local food preparation, farming in maine,” said supporter Erin Herbig. “Supporting farmers markets, coming to events like this, that is truly supporting agriculture.”Erin is the Outreach Coordinator for the Maine Farmland Trust, which organized this event, dubbed Maine Fare.”It’s a great way to bring together a farmers market, food processors”Her non-profit group has helped protect thousands of acres of farmland throughout the state”I have complete faith it is one of our most sustainable aspects of economic growth, economic development, particularly here in the midcoast.”And now, with events like this, they’re hoping to help the state’s farm industry grow, by taking customers back to their roots.”We see Waldoboro as having the potential to be the food basket of New England.”