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'Open Farm Day' in Maine is Sunday

More than 140 farms in 16 Maine counties will welcome visitors and show off products on Sunday, July 28.

LIVERMORE, Maine — With 'eat local' and 'buy local' movements raging, The 30th Open Farm Day on Sunday has the promise to be successful.

"People will be able to see how farms work," said Anne Trenholm, who is coordinating the event. "We can also have visitors learning about how those products are made."

Boothby's Orchard and Farm Winery has been participating since the beginning. Rob and Denise Boothby raised their children on the farm in Livermore.

"In trying to remain small and enjoying what we do, we try to find ways to use all of our assets," said Denise Boothby.

They work hard, but love the lifestyle. Rob is a sixth-generation farmer.

Like many Maine farms, Boothby's Orchard and Farm Winery has diversified down through the years. Once, the owners made their income mostly from dairy. Now, they have apples and wine and also work a woodlot.

They are proud of the life and the farm. They hope folks will drop by. 

More than 140 farms from 16 counties are taking part in Open Farm Day on Sunday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.