RUMFORD — No View Farm, Cafe & Bakery will sponsor and host several events this month, including a rattle- and drum-making demonstration, owner Annette Roy Marin said.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Marin will provide German coffee cakes and German cookies for the Rangeley Logging Museum breakfast.

“The Rangeley Logging Museum has been purchasing stuff through me at the Western Maine Market for awhile now,” she said. “They came to me looking for a baker who could cook their German coffee cake and cookies recipe.

“They didn’t realize that in addition to farming, I did baking as well,” she said.

No View Farm at 855 South Rumford Road will host a rattle- and drum-making demonstration Saturday, Oct. 19.

“We have a really talented drum-maker named Bob Muise coming in to give a demonstration,” Marin said. “Some of the drums that he’s made are on display in the Smithsonian Museum, so that gives you a pretty good idea of the quality of his work.”


Tracy Theriault of Sumner will demonstrate how to make rattles.

Marin said she is attempting to get Carl Two Feathers, a drummer from the Cherokee and Lakota nations in Tennessee, to lead a drumming ceremony the night of Oct. 19.

“Carl has performed here before and comes to Maine every now and then, but I haven’t been able to confirm whether he’ll show up or not,” Marin said. “He said he’ll try to make it though.”

On Oct. 25, Marin will be the “demonstration dessert chef” at the sixth annual Harvest on the Harbor competition in Portland.

The Harvest on the Harbor competition, from Oct. 23 to 26, allows people to “eat, drink and enjoy exceptional food, beer, wine and spirits from Maine and around the world,” according to its website.

Marin said she was selected to demonstrate her recipe for trail mix cookies on stage in front of 200 people because of her bakery and cafe’s focus on local foods, and her farm-to-table education.


“I’m sure that there are chefs out there who are more deserving than me, but they said they were really into the idea of how I farm the food and do all the work at the farm to bring it to the table.” Marin said. “It’s a huge honor for me to be able to do a demo like this in front of so many people.”

Marin has been running the farm for 23 years and it has grown to include vegetable production, a bakery and Gone Loco! Café.

“I started doing vegetable production 14 years ago, and the bakery started about eight years ago,” she said. “The cafe just opened in July.”

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