April Showers Snows.

Spring is springing here on the farm, and the signs are all around us! Most varieties of apples have already broken their buds, with green tips now peeking through. Pears and stone fruits are also making their presence known, showing off their yellow and green tissue as they push through the initial bud swell stage. While grapes are typically one of the last fruiting plants to break bud, they're still safely nestled away for now.

It's been a busy time for us here, Winter pruning for the apples is nearly complete, and our focus shifting to the grapes. If you happened to wander by, you might have caught us in the midst of some vigorous pruning – after all, we like to keep things nice and trim around here. But rest assured, those trellises will soon be adorned with lush, green grape leaves.

This year, it seems like spring has arrived a bit ahead of schedule, with our farm running about a week early compared to previous seasons. However, we're not letting our guard down just yet, as overnight temperatures can still pose a risk to fruit buds. We're keeping a close watch, knowing that fruit buds should be safe down to around 22 degrees Fahrenheit until early bloom.

Late-season snow helped delay the development of our plants, but unfortunately, it didn't stick around for long, leaving us with a messy, muddy landscape. And speaking of nature's balancing act, we recently had the opportunity to witness the solar eclipse. Despite being outside the path of totality, we were treated to a spectacular 98% coverage. Around 200 cars made their way to Vista of Maine to witness the dance between the sun and the moon. While we didn't experience the same level of frenzy as those in the path of totality, it was still a sight to behold. Thankfully, no one ended up getting stuck in the mud!

As we move forward, we anticipate a fruitful season ahead, with apple bloom expected around May 17th, give or take a few days. Mother Nature always has a way of balancing things out, and we're excited to see what the springtime holds for our farm. Although we anticipate that this season may bring its own surprises, with nature always keeping us on our toes.

🎉 Back by Popular Demand! Join us for a Culinary Adventure!

Due to overwhelming demand, our last workshop sold out in a flash! But fear not, we're thrilled to announce another opportunity to join us for an unforgettable evening of culinary creativity and fun!

📅 Date: May 9th, 6-8pm

📍 Location: Vista Of Maine, 145 Hills Rd, Greene, Maine

🍷 Cider & Wine: Available for Purchase

💰 Ticket Price: $30

What to Expect:

Experience the magic of crafting your very own Charcuterie Board box guided by the talented Events By Dina team. Dive into a world of flavors and textures as you assemble a delectable assortment of meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and more! All supplies, food, and a take-home box are included in the ticket price.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Who's Invited:

This event is perfect for food lovers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a culinary enthusiast looking to expand your repertoire, everyone is welcome to join in the fun!

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exclusive workshop experience. Secure your spot now before tickets disappear!

See you at Vista Of Maine for an evening of laughter, creativity, and delicious delights!

🌟 Exciting Updates and Sold-Out Success! 🌟

We're thrilled to announce that our upcoming events for this month (APRIL) have been met with an incredible response and are officially sold out! Thank you to everyone who secured their tickets and made our events a resounding success.

But don't worry if you missed out this time – we've got even more excitement in store for the month ahead! Keep an eye out this weekend for our May calendar, packed with a fresh lineup of events and experiences that are sure to delight and inspire.

And that's not all! Get ready to dust off your dancing shoes and don your finest attire because prom season is just around the corner! We're gearing up to host two unforgettable weekends of prom celebrations, filled with glamour, laughter, and memories to last a lifetime.

Stay tuned for more details on our May calendar and prom events. We can't wait to share the excitement with you and create magical moments together!

💍 Love is in the Air: Wedding Season at Vista of Maine! 💕

As the flowers bloom and the birds sing, we're delighted to announce that wedding season has officially arrived at Vista of Maine! With two beautiful weddings already celebrated this spring, we're gearing up for a summer and fall filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.

From intimate ceremonies nestled amongst the apple blossoms to grand celebrations under the stars, each wedding at Vista of Maine is a unique reflection of the love shared between two individuals. And with a full summer and fall season ahead, we're excited to play host to a diverse array of couples, each with their own love story to tell.

Whether you're dreaming of a rustic barn wedding, a romantic outdoor ceremony, or an elegant affair in our charming event space, Vista of Maine offers the perfect setting for your special day. Our dedicated team is here to ensure that every detail is taken care of, leaving you free to focus on creating memories that will last a lifetime.

With weddings nearly every week through the fall, there's no shortage of opportunities to celebrate love and create magical moments at Vista of Maine. We can't wait to welcome you and your loved ones to our venue and be a part of your journey as you say "I do" surrounded by the beauty of nature and the warmth of family and friends.

Cheers to a season filled with love, laughter, and happily ever afters!