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Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education


with Cynthia Mason


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History says that the Amish began arriving in Maine in the mid-1990s, buying reasonably-priced farmlands to practice their faith and raise their families. Maine's first Amish community was in Smyrna. From there, communities have been established throughout the state. Now in the Sacopee area, there is a growing Amish Community on the Porter Plain off of South Hiram Road. You have probably already noticed the bicycles and horse-drawn wagons in our area. Their First Fruits Produce Market near the Durgintown Road and South Hiram Road intersection will be opening again in April. Another community-friendly business is opening soon: the Rise-n-Shine Greenhouses. Available for sale will be hanging baskets, such as geraniums, petunias, pansies, and mixed flowers plus vegetable starts and bedding plants. Other ventures in the community include multiple sawmills providing rough-cut lumber, a furniture shop, an insulation business, a harness shop, and an egg farm. The public is welcome to the community to witness the various farming, home, and trades sites other than tour day as well, but we have two dates available. Let’s learn more about this unique and peaceful community. No fees or donations are expected. The Meeting place is located inside the Amish Community of Porter Plains at the Rise-n-Shine Greenhouses. Just follow the SVACE tour signs. No cameras, phones, or other electronic devices are allowed. Please pre-register as space is limited.

  • May 11th, 2023
    Thu for 1 week from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

First Fruits Farm Market

510 South Hiram Road
Hiram, ME 04041 Get directions

Location map for First Fruits Farm Market

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