Matthew Strong, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 19, 2003, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 3072 (local)
September 19 2003 (Date created)

 Strong speaks about his experiences as an egg roll vendor at the Common Ground and Blue Hill Fairs; his history of making leather clothing and furniture; food preparation guidelines; joining the steering committee as food co-coordinator; MOFGA’s goals; fair expansion; common vendor complaints; selling his business; food vendor applications; his MOFGA involvement; MOFGA and politics; changes in MOFGA; attendance numbers for the Common Ground Fair; continuous homestead, orchard, gardens, and compost exhibits; and his favorite memories of the Common Ground Fair and his involvement with MOFGA.

Creator and/or Contributor
Matthew Strong (interviewee), Anu Dudley (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Vending stands (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Foodways (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Furniture making (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Leather workers (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Rural life (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Manufacturing industries (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Organic food movement (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Marketing (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Nonprofit organizations (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Community (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1968 - 2003
Geographic Coverage
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Blue Hill, Maine (Geonames)
Ellsworth, Maine (Geonames)
New York, New York (Geonames)
Bar Harbor, Maine (Geonames)
Bangor, Maine (Geonames)
Litchfield, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Matthew Strong (interviewee)
Anu Dudley (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Peggy Heigold Strong (subject)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 3072