Basketry is a second career for Pamela Rackliffe Capurso. Having spent 34 years as a horticulturist/florist she sold her business in the spring of 2006 and moved with her husband to Goodnight Farm in Brooksville, Maine. With the urgings of her father she began to weave simple market baskets to sell at local Farmer's Markets. From that humble beginning her baskets have evolved with style, form and creativity. Many of her new themes have been inspired by her surroundings in her home state of Maine. Pam's baskets are still available locally [along with fresh produce and berries and other crafts] at the Brooksville Farmer's Market.
The Aroostook Potato basket was first crafted by the Micmac Indians. Weaving baskets was a means of survival for the Micmac people who used their baskets to store and transport their food. When the Micmac's would move to a different location their baskets were also used to transport their belongings. So it is a natural transition for my Aroostook Potato Baskets to serve the purpose of transporting food and goods from local CSA's. For over 25 years Community Supported Agriculture [CSA] has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Interested consumers purchase shares from a participating farmer and in return receive a box, bag, or BASKET of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. Combining its wonderful native history with modern times, this basket, imprinted with Community Supported Agriculture, is perfect to use in support of CSA's. Plus it can do double duty during the winter season to hold mittens, scarves and hats. PRICE: $55.00 SHIPPING: $18.00 CLICK HERE
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