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One of the highlights of spring for Cute Potato is the opening of Toots Ice Cream in North Yarmouth for the season. Fans patiently wait on line for decadent homemade ice cream served from a little red caboose. Owner Martha Grover-Lambert and her team have been making great ice cream for nearly 10 years using milk from Garelick Farms. There are always new flavors available, but we especially like Coconut Willy (coconut with Needhams), Pig Pen (coffee with crushed Oreos), and Candy Store Floor (vanilla with Butterfinger, Nestle Crunch, Twix, and caramel cups).

For those who can’t live without Toots all winter, Martha offers ice cream sundae parties for up to 10 people. MP loved this idea, and thought it would be fun to have a few friends over to celebrate Valentine’s Day with some special treats from Toots.

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Team Cute Potato is looking forward to Plow Day at Deri Farm in North Yarmouth this Saturday. Last year, the weather was a little gloomy, but CP#1 and #2 didn’t mind. Our duo loved running around the muddy fields with scores of other children. After peeling them away from their new found friends, we hopped on board a horse drawn wagon for a short ride to the Skyline Farm Carriage Museum.

Originally scheduled for 5/8, Plow Day will take place this Saturday

The museum is worth checking out—many of the antique carriages date back to the 1800’s. This year, the featured exhibit is inspired by the children’s classic, Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell.

The highlight of the event is the hard-working teams of draft horses that plow the fields for planting season. Friends from the Farmers Draft Horse, Mule and Pony Club of Maine will be on hand to answer questions from curious kids.

Farmer Justin Deri is planning a seed guessing contest for aspiring young gardeners, and he’ll have seedlings to plant, so kids can get their hands dirty, too.

One word of advice: don’t forget your Wellies!

Plow Day, Saturday, May 15
9 a.m.-noon
Free admission

Deri Farm at Skyline Carriage Museum
95 The Lane
North Yarmouth
839.3624

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2008-Logo-400We’ll admit it. We’re a little biased about the location of this year’s Henry Fest at Skyline Farm & Carriage Museum in North Yarmouth. It’s also home to Deri Farm, whose hard-working team is responsible for providing our family with fresh veggies and flowers all summer long. But back to the topic at hand: Henry Fest. The live music festival features some of the best local bluegrass bands, including Jerks of Grass, The Milliners and High Range. What a great way to introduce your potatoes to new music and fun instruments. And we can’t wait to meet Cookin’ Carol of Auburn—the woman responsible for the festival’s fresh, organic food.

Admission to Henry Fest costs only $30 per family, and in addition to live music, you can enjoy Skyline Farm’s stunning grounds all afternoon until your kiddos are ready for bed.

Henry Fest
95, The Lane
North Yarmouth

Directions available at http://www.skylinefarm.org/

Have a favorite fall festival in Maine you’d like to share with us? Let us know, and we’ll try to post it here!

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StrwFest_poster_final_full_size-539x780It’s strawberry season, and this weekend, there are a host of festivals around the state. We like the sound of the Strawberry Fest, June 26-27, at Maxwell’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth. The farm will also be open for PYO strawberries, perfect for all kinds of yummy, summer recipes.

Not close to Cape? Get your strawberry fix at one of these great spots:

First Congregational Church, North Yarmouth

South Freeport Church, South Freeport

Central School Grounds, South Berwick

And for a full list of PYO farms, visit Get Real Maine.

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