Area restaurants will participate in the annual Maurer Meals weekend Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15.

Participating restaurants in Wilton, Farmington, Jay, Skowhegan, Greene, Harrison and Norway will celebrate local farming and generate funds for the Justin A. Maurer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The event is held each year in memory of 2004 University of Maine at Farmington high honors graduate Justin Maurer, who, as a student there, championed local agriculture in the early days of the now-popular movement. His untimely death inspired the creation of a scholarship for other Community Health students at UMF.

This year’s recipient of the scholarship is Brianna Martin, of Jay, a junior community health major.

Maurer Meals restaurants observe the event in individualized ways and on varied schedules over the weekend. Interested customers are encouraged to contact the restaurants directly for information about the weekend’s specials.

Participating restaurants include: The Calzalaio Pasta Company in Wilton (645-9500); The Homestead Kitchen, Bar and Bakery in Farmington (778-6162); The Granary in Farmington (778-1178); LaFleur’s Restaurant in Jay (897-2117); The Sedgley Place in Greene (946-5990); The Bankery in Skowhegan (474-2253); Heritage House in Skowhegan (474-5100); RFGH Cafe in Skowhegan (474-2381); Cafe Nomad in Norway (739-2249); and Olde Mill Tavern in Harrison (583-9077).

For more information about the project, call Gary Maurer at 524-2060 or visit or Maurer Meals Facebook page.

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