March 9, 2019
On Saturday, six of our students visited the Festival Market hosted by Micmac Farms in conjunction with the City of Caribou and the Presque Isle Farmers Market. Students enjoyed meeting local entrepreneurs and farmers while sampling a variety of locally produced wares. Our arms were heavy laden by the end of our visit with blueberry pie, homemade garlic pepper potato chips, handknit mittens, a variety of pickles, maple caramel corn and brittle, ethically raised pork, unique teas, smoked trout, fresh trout, and trout chowder. After we'd made our selections, Dave, the manager of the Trout Farm onsite gave us a tour of their state of the art land based trout farm. The whole operation is sustainable and focuses on raising healthy food options for Maine residents--both the trout and their waste byproduct which is used as fertilizer for the traditional farming operation. We all had a wonderful time and hope to attend again in April!