September 21-23 is the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. It is sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and truly celebrates all things agriculture. There is no cotton candy to be found or swirling rides blasting ACDC.
For our farm it is a great way to get our naturally dyed alpaca yarns in to the hands of people who are truly interested in buying directly from a farmer. I see lots of blogs about knitting and yarn and almost never see projects being knit with locally grown or handspun natural fibers. I am hoping to persuade all you knitters out there to buy from a farmer. You can do it on line or better yet visit a farm and see their operation, meet their animals, and learn all that goes in to creating a skein of yarn. Yarn shop owners— carry more locally raised fibers!
This is the year to start wearing local!
This yarn was dyed with goldenrod.