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Tom and Kate Chappell Protect Two Kennebunk Farms

KENNEBUNK, Maine –  Green business entrepreneur Tom Chappell and his wife Kate have recently added another item to their long list of significant community contributions, by donating agricultural easements on two farm properties they own in Kennebunk. Their actions will ensure that 154 acres of beautiful and productive farmland will remain forever available for farming. [...]

Maine Farmland Trust Protects Saco Farm

SACO, Maine — In 1810, Rufus Fogg established a dairy farm on land bordering the Saco River. The farm operated continuously as a dairy until the late 1960s, and to this day remains in the hands of the same family and continues to yield an important agricultural product-hay. The current owner, Roland Fogg, grew up [...]


FORT KENT, Maine — The Aroostook County U.S. Department of Agriculture Local Work Group serving the St. John Valley area will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Dec.15,  at the USDA Service Center, 139 Market St. The Local Work Group is being convened by the St. John Valley Soil and Water Conservation District. The Local [...]

Thousand Acre Farm to be Permanently Protected in Bradford

BRADFORD, Maine — Adrian Pray may have sold his farm, but he is assured that the land will remain as farmland, thanks to Maine Farmland Trust. Pray’s farm is located in the center of a large stretch of some of the best farmland in Maine, about 30 miles west of Bangor. Pray operated a dairy [...]

Milk inspection

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Farm Bureau supports the efforts of the Maine Department of Agriculture to ensure that all dairy farmers in the state are licensed and inspected. Maine Farm Bureau does support the sale of raw milk as long as the producer is licensed and the milk is inspected. “For us, it’s a [...]

Farmers internet sales and marketing seminar held Saturday, Nov. 12

BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Harvest Festival will host “Reaching Your Customer in the Electronic Age: Online Farmers Markets and Buying Clubs,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center. Several Maine-based online markets will be demonstrated during this seminar as farmers have stretched beyond traditional markets [...]

Caribou Farmer’s Market meeting update held Nov. 2

CARIBOU, Maine — The Caribou Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Caribou Farmer’s Market meeting, to recap the first year of the market, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2,  at the Chamber. The meeting is to discuss what can be changed, added and expanded on for the 2012 Market. For more information, call 498-6156.

Ripley Farm to offer free veggie preservation class

BANGOR, Maine — Ripley Farm’s Mary Margaret Ripley will reveal the secrets of successful vegetable fermentation at a free hands-on workshop at 2p.m. Saturday Oct. 22, at Central Street Farmhouse in Downtown Bangor. People worldwide enjoy the tangy flavor of fermented vegetables which contain beneficial enzymes and lactobacilli that promote healthy digestion. Ripley will help [...]

Farmers’ Market ending for the Season

BANGOR, Maine — The Ohio Street Farmers’ Market will close for the season at 6 p.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 26. SNAP/EBT cards and WIC payments are accepted. For more information, call 973-3976.

Washington-Hancock County Farm Bureau annual dinner

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — The Washington-Hancock County Farm Bureau annual dinner meeting begins with a social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Columbia Falls town office complex. Rep. Dianne Tilton of Harrington will be the dinner speaker. The meeting, featuring a delicious [...]