Then & Now

Small Town, Big Community

The town of Unity may have a population of only about 2,000, but it has emerged as a refreshingly diverse place to live, work, play, and go to school. White collar, blue collar, or no collar at all, the former 19th century stagecoach stop is home to a liberal arts college, a stock car raceway, an Amish community, a performing arts center, an historic railroad, a winery, a pottery shop, an alpaca farm, and a philanthropic foundation.

As if that isn’t enough, from Sept. 22-24, the annual Common Ground Country Fair, sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), is expected to attract 50,000 visitors to its 200-acre home off Route 220.

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