Micmac Farms to host Open Farms Day July 22

6 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine — Micmac Farms will welcome guests from across the Crown of Maine at an Open Farms Day event taking place on Sunday, July 22, at the farm, 1353 Presque Isle Road, Caribou.

The Maine Department of Agriculture sponsors Open Farms Day to bring awareness to local agriculture and the importance of Maine farms. All farms are invited to open their doors to the public on July 22 to share their mission and provide an interactive experience.

Micmac Farms will host the community from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering free samples of their local Maine brook trout, tours of the 34,000-gallon recirculating fish hatchery, lawn games, a coloring table, gift basket giveaway and educational displays.

Organized family fun events will include: at 11:30 a.m., children’s water balloon toss; 11:50 a.m., children’s three-legged race; and 12:10 p.m., children’s sack race. The winner of each event will receive a prize of a pint of salsa.

At 12:50 p.m., adults can compete in the men’s hay bale toss and the women’s skillet throw, each with a prize of 1.2 pounds of fresh brook trout.

Farm organizers said they hope families will leave the event having had a fun, hands-on experience, while also gaining an understanding of local food production, land-based aquaculture and the facility’s pledge not to use antibiotics or harmful chemicals.