Discover Presque Isle

NOTICE: Our space has changed. We have been on the lake side of the main road for the last four years. They have moved us to the Water works side this year; space D26.

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Upcoming Shows/Festivals

7/24-26 Discover Presque Isle, Erie, PA
7/25 Hanover Dutch Festival, Hanover, PA
7/30-8/2 Ft. Armstrong Folk Festival, Kittanning, PA
8/1-2 Regatta, Moraine State Park, PA

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NEW MAPLE SYRUP GRADING SYSTEM

The existing maple syrup grading system has been changed.  The old maple syrup grades were based on what percentage of light will pass through a sample and were as follows:

Grade A Fancy(or Light Amber)–Minimum 75% light transmittance.

Grade A Medium Amber–Light transmittance between 60 and 74.9%.

Grade A Dark Amber–Light transmittance between 40 and 59.9%

Grade B–Light transmittance between 27 and 39.9%

Grade A and B also had to be free of unpleasant “off flavors”: they must taste good.

Commercial Grade–Light transmittance less than 27%, or any unpleasant or “off” flavors.

Both the old and new grading system is based on two factors: color(% light transmittance) and flavor.

Here are the new maple syrup grades:

Grade A Golden Delicate Taste–Identical to Fancy or Light Amber, 75% minimum light transmittance.

Grade A Amber Rich Taste–Similar to Medium Amber, but has a slightly darker minimum color: light transmittance 50-74.9%.

Grade A Dark Robust Taste–Similar to Dark Amber, but also has a slightly darker minimum color: light transmittance 25-49.9%.

Grade A Very Dark Strong Taste–Similar to Grade B, but darker–no lower limit on light transmittance(darkness) as long as good taste: light transmittance less than 25%

Any syrup with objectionable or “off” flavors and/or odors is classified as Processing Syrup and cannot be sold retail–only wholesale in 5 gallon or larger containers.

 

 

 

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE UPDATE

We have three new events added to our Festival Schedule:

4/5 Canfield Lions Annual Spring Antique and Quilt Show 10AM-4PM Canfield High School, Canfield, OH

4/12 Cub Scout Pack 111 Crafts Only Craft Show. Seneca 9AM-3PM. Seneca Firehall Social Hall, Seneca, PA

4/26 Craft Show, 10AM-4PM Belles Lettres Club, Oil City, PA

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THE OWL INCIDENT

The Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival at Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg, PA is one of my favorite events of the year.  Three years ago, I was exhibiting there with my two sons when there was a thump and something lands at my older son’s feet: a baby owl.  It had fallen out of a tree.  Luckily, there was a birds of prey expert on site and he got the little guy back in his tree.

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WHERE TO BUY DENNIS FARMS PRODUCTS

Our online store

At one of our festivals.  For schedule, see our blog

On Amazon.com

At one of the following retail locations:

ARIZONA

New Frontiers Natural Market, Sedona

CALIFORNIA

Bianchini’s Market, San Carlos
BriarPatch Co-op, Grass Valley
Eureka Natural Foods, Eureka
Farmer Joe’s, Oakland
Follow Your Heart, Canoga Park
Frazier Farms, Vista
Piedmont Grocery, Oakland
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, San Francisco
Staff of Life, Santa Cruz
Wildberries Marketplace, Arcata

COLORADO

Valley Food Coop, Alamosa
Vitamin Cottage, Colorado Springs, N. Academy
Vitamin Cottage, Colorads Springs, South Nevada Ave.
Vitamin Cottage, Denver, Colorado Blvd.
Vitamin Cottage, Durango
Vitamin Cottage, Ft. Collins
Vitamin Cottage, Grand Junction
Vitamin Cottage, Highlands Ranch, Littleton
Vitamin Cottage, Longmont
Vitamin Cottage, Northglenn, Denver
Vitamin Cottage, Parker

DELAWARE

Newark Natural Foods, Newark

GEORGIA

Nora Mills Granary, Helen

ILLINOIS

Blue Goose Market, Saint Charles
Larrabee Herbs, Elmwood Park
Neighborhood Co-op, Carbondale
Potash Market, Clark St. Chicago
Potash Market, State St. Chicago
Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston
Sunrise Health Foods, Lansing
Sunset Foods, Highland Park
Sunset Foods, Lake Forest
Sunset Foods, Libertyville
Sunset Foods, Long Grove
Sunset Foods, Northbrook
The Grand Food Center, Winnetka
Whole Foods Market,  S. Canal St. Chicago
Whole Foods Market,  N.Halsted St. Chicago
Whole Foods Market, W. Huron St. Chicago
Whole Foods Market, N. Kingsbury St. Chicago
Whole Foods Market, Deerfield
Whole Foods Market, 1640 Chicago Ave. Evanston
Whole Foods Market, Hinsdale
Whole Foods Market, River Forest
Whole Foods Market, Schaumburg
Whole Foods Market, Willowbrook

INDIANA

Maple City Market, Goshen

Whole Foods Market, Carmel

Whole Foods Market, Mishawaka

IOWA

Greatest Grains, Davenport

KANSAS

Green Acres Market, Wichita
Prairie Petals, Oberlin
Vitamin Cottage, Wichita

MAINE

Natural Living Center, Bangor

MARYLAND

Dawson’s Market, Rockville

MICHIGAN

Cedar City Market, Cedar

Dale’s Natural Foods, Flint
Foods For Living, East Lansing
Health Hutt, Muskegon
Whole Foods Market, Ann Arbor
Whole Foods Market, Rochester Hills

MINNESOTA

Cook County Whole Foods Co-op, Grand Marais

The Local Blend, St. Joseph
River Market Community Co-op, Stillwater
Seward Community Co-op, Minneapolis
The Good Earth Food Co-op, St. Cloud
Valley Natural Foods Co-op, Burnsville
Whole Foods Market, Maple Grove
Whole Foods Market, Edina
Whole Foods Market, Minnetonka

MISSOURI

Clovers Natural Market, Columbia

Nature’s Own Health Food Market, Kansas City
Vitamin Cottage, Columbia
Whole Foods Market, St. Louis
Whole Foods Market, Town and Country

MONTANA

Third Street Market, Whitefish

NEBRASKA

Vitamin Cottage, Lincoln
Vitamin Cottage, Wright St., Omaha
Whole Foods Market, Omaha

NEW JERSEY

Taste of Dawn, Butler

NEW MEXICO

La Montanita Co-op, Rio Grande Blvd. NW., Albuquerque
La Montanita Co-op, Central Ave. SE., Albuquerque

La Montanita Co-op, Gallup
Vitamin Cottage, Albuquerque

NEW YORK

Abundance Cooperative Market, Rochester

Beacon Natural Market, Beacon
Honest Weight Food Co-op, Albany

OHIO

Dorothy Lane Market, Springboro

Jungle Jim’s, Cinncinnati
Ma and Pa’s, Burton
Miles Farmers Market, Solon
Nature’s Food Market, Berlin

ONTARIO

Whole Foods Market, Markham

Whole Foods Market, Mississauga
Whole Foods Market, Toronto

OREGON

Bales Marketplace, Portland

First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, Corvallis
Food Front Cooperative Grocery, Portland
Harvest Fresh Grocery, McMinnville
Lake Palisades Market, Lake Oswego
The Kiva, Eugene

PENNSYLVANIA

Baldingers Market, Zelienople

Nature’s Way Market, Greensburg,
Pickle Barrel, Cooksburg,
Shop and Save, Franklin,
Tait Farm Foods, Centre Hall
The Log Cabin, Kittanning
Your Favorite Things, Greensburg

SOUTH DAKOTA

Main Street Market, Rapid City

The Coop Natural Foods, Sioux City

TEXAS

Vitamin Cottage, Amarillo
Vitamin Cottage, Austin
Vitamin Cottage, Preston Rd., Dallas
Vitamin Cottage, Denton
Vitamin Cottage, Lubbock
Vitamin Cottage, Wichita Falls

VIRGINIA

Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market, Richmond

WASHINGTON

Andy’s Market, College Place

Carleton Avenue Grocery, Seattle
Highlands Health Food, Kennewick
Ken’s Queen Anne Market, Seattle
Shop’n Kart, Chehalis

WISCONSIN

Viroqua Food Co-op, Viroqua

Whole Foods Market, Milwaukee

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DENNIS FARMS 2014 FESTIVAL/SHOW SCHEDULE

JANUARY NEWS: 2014 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 

 

January 2014

1/3-11 PA Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA 

March 2014

3/15-16 Maple Taste and Tour, Dennis Farms Facilities, Cooperstown, PA

3/21-22 Spring Arts and Crafts Show, Wooster, OH

May 2014

3/3-4 Athens Arts Festival, Athens, PA

3/24-25 De Un Da Ga Pow Wow, Custaloga Town Scout Reservation, Carlton, PA

June 2014

5/31-6/1  Herb and Fiber Arts Festival, Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg, PA

6/6-8 Strawberry Days, Grove City, PA

6/14-15  Honoring our Ancestors Pow Wow, Wayne, OH

6/21-22 Art Fair on the Boardwalk, Conneaut Lake, PA

6/27-29 Ellwood City Festival, Ellwood City, PA

July 2014
7/3-6 Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Greensburg, PA

7/10-13 People’s Choice Festival, Boalsburg, PA

7/17-19 Horse Trader Days, Zelienople and Harmony, PA

7/19  Old Fashioned Day in the Park, Mercer, PA

7/25-27 Discover Presque Isle, Erie, PA

7/26-27 Pymatuning Pioneer and Arts Festival, Jamestown, PA

August 2014

7/31-8/3  Fort Armstrong Folk Festival, Kittanning, PA

8/9-10, 16-17, 23-24 Shaker Woods Festival, Columbiana, OH

8/30-31 Log House Festival, Johnstown, PA

8/30  Shippensburg Corn Festival, Shippensburg, PA

September 2014

9/6-7 Wildwind Folk Art & Craft Festival, Pittsfield, PA

9/6-7, 13-14, 20-21 Yankee Peddler Festival

9/13-15 Johnny Appleseed Festival, Brunswick, OH

9/19-21 Backwoods Fest, Thornville, OH

9/20-21, 27-28 Penns Colony Festival, Saxonburg, PA

9/26 Autumn Leaf Festival,  Clarion, PA

October 2014

10/3-5 Applefest, Franklin, PA

10/4-5 Delmont Apple Festival, Delmont, PA

10/10-12 Fort Ligonier Days, Ligonier, PA

10/11-12, 18-19 Christmas in The Woods, Columbiana, OH

November 2014

10/31-11/1 Seasons Splendor, Wooster, OH

11/7-9  WQLN Craft Show, Erie, PA

11/7-9  Christkindl Markt, Canton, OH

11/15-16 Hamburg Holiday Craft Show, Hamburg, PA

11/22  Mars Fall Craft Show, Mars, PA

11/22 Holiday Craft Show, Penn Hills, PA

December 2014

12/5-7 An American Holiday, Youngstown, OH

12/5-7 Christmas Arts and Crafts Show, Akron, OH

 

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SHAKER WOODS FESTIVAL

DIRECTIONS TO OUR BOOTH—#159

 

From Gate A:

Turn left on the first path.

Go to the end(booth 199) and turn right.

Take the first right(at sign for booths 151-179)

We are the second booth on the right.

From Gate B:

Go straight(bear left around the food area).

Go to the end(booth 199) and turn right.

Take the first right(at sign for booths 151-179)

We are the second booth on the right.

From Gate C:

Turn left.

Go to the Gate B entrance and turn right.

Go straight(bear left around the food area).

Go to the end(booth 199) and turn right.

Take the first right(at sign for booths 151-179)

We are the second booth on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SHAKER WOODS FESTIVAL

Dennis Farms will be exhibiting at Shaker Woods Festival, Columbiana, OH, in booth 159. The show is three weekends, August 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25. Show hours are 10 AM-5 PM.
Come sample our delicious maple products.

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2013 MAY SHOW SCHEDULE

Here is Dennis Farms 2013 May show schedule:

5/4-5     Athens Artsfest,   Athens, PA

5/25-26   De-Un-Da-Ga  Pow -Wow , Custaloga Town Scout Reservation, Carlton, PA

 

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