The Wedding Planner: Money Well Spent
LWF hosts the Song Travelers Writing Retreat
As the bride you may even think you could handle the load because you’ve planned large events before BUT - You don’t want to direct the wedding, you want to be the star.
SPEND THE MONEY on a professional. I say professional because that’s what it will take to pull this thing off without a (or too many) hitch. A relative, a good friend who got married once, or a Type-A friend who convinces you he/she does this sort of stuff all the time will only serve you with post wedding regrets about ‘what could have been’.
Another Unique, Quality Vendor at LWF - Part III
The Song Travelers Writing Retreat for singer/songwriters just completed their stay. This group of 17 artists, gifted and highly regarded in the music industry, arrived with the sole purpose of writing songs and helping each other produce art. … These accomplished folk artists were a mash-up spanning genres from rock to indie to country, twenty something to 80+, left/right, sassy female to contemplative cowboy - they all left their imprint on Live Well Farm.
Vendors - Part II: Your Tent vs. their ballroom
Having worked on oyster farms from Maryland to Maine, Drew and Leslie built Cellar Oyster Company out of a desire to root themselves in their craft with passion, energy, and simplicity. The Company works to grow the finest shellfish in New England, focusing on the natural processes and environments that create an impeccable product.
And…. we at Live Well Farm think Maine oysters are the best around …
Vendors: Live Well Farm’s Secret Ingredient
Tents make a statement at any event but especially at a wedding. They shout: “We’re celebrating here today!” They also give your guests a unique sense of freedom and elegance they just won’t experience in an opulent ballroom or a country club dining room.
At Live Well Farm our tent vendors are the best in New England ...
The B.A.R.N. Backstory Project
Without our vendors, we’re just a wonderful farm property on the coast of Maine. The event venue business in New England has exploded over the last few years bringing people to Maine from all over the world to experience our awesome beauty. Leading up to the 2018 season, we’ll highlight these proven business partners that will make your experience at Live Well Farm memorable.
Mistakes Make Us Better (most of the time)
I love listening to someone tell a good story; especially when the story is rooted in a personal experience that teaches, inspires, and encourages further thought. ...With this in mind, we introduced the B.A.R.N. Backstory element to our 2017 summer season of wine/craft beer dinners in the barn. B.A.R.N. is the Live Well Farm acronym for Business, Arts, Recreation, N-richment/N-couragement/N-spiration. These presentations are TED(-ish) type talks except they’re less ‘important’, more fun, and without pretense. Each dinner .....
Merry Christmas: The relationships that make it even more special
The 2018 year for the Live Well Farm apple orchard produced some good apples for my annual release of Apple Jack hard apple cider. Apples were harvested over a couple different periods as their internal sugar content reached peak. The initial crush went well as did the fermentation process with champagne yeast. But two weeks later I noticed that something had changed when uncapping a bottle ...
The Vinegar Diaries - Part 3 - The Rest of the Story
In most cases, we watched them deliberate, plan, and prepare for a year. They gather with family and friends, celebrate for a weekend and open the next chapter of their lives. The good news is that the story doesn’t end there for us.
Weddings provide a small picture of what we do but the value for us is realized in seeing that the next generation got its start with us, here at Live Well Farm.
The Vinegar Diaries – Part 2 … The Plan
I knew I was in Trouble (yes, capital T) when I saw Patty’s stare which screamed: “are you (expletive deleted) crazy?” But …. I knew if ‘we’ could pull it off it could be one of those landmark adventures for the ages.
The Vinegar Diaries – Part 1 - The Idea
Step 5: We board the Trenitalia train from Venice to Bologna to Cesena. We then take a taxi in Cesena to Giovanni’s woodworking shop carrying our large duffel bags and roll-aboard suitcases that will easily carry our barrels home to their new home.
Step 6: This is where the brilliant plan begins to unravel.
The Ethos of Live Well Farm
....in 2013 I visited a winery north of Venice on the Strada del Prosecco. While this region is known primarily for its DOCG level of prosecco production it wasn’t the sparkling wine that got my attention; it was the balsamic vinegar production.....
Live Well Farm isn’t just an address on some road on Maine’s midcoast. Sure, there is a farm at 1583 Harpswell Neck Rd. Harpswell, Maine with orchards, gardens, a fabulous restored 1840’s farmhouse, and awesome barn; but its more than that. It's an ethos to learn, laugh, love …. live well.