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    HARVEST July 2015

    HARVEST July 2015 HARVEST: Farm and Food News From Maine and Beyond Check back each month for a selection of articles, stories, and trends you might have missed. Humans may have begun farming way earlier than we thought—10,000 years earlier. Maine celebrated Open Farm Day last weekend, to showcase our agricultural history, present, and future.

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    Maine Sail Freight Announces Maiden Voyage

    From Maine Sail Freight  In August 2015, Maine Sail Freight will sail 11 tons of Maine-grown cargo from Maine down to Boston aboard the beloved 131-foot traditional wooden schooner, Harvey Gamage. They will load cargo (and  eat oysters) on August 23rd at Waterman’s Community Center at North Haven’s Fox Islands thoroughfare. The majority of cargo, 10 more

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    Free and Open to All: Farm Party at Dooryard Farm on August 13

    Maine Farmland Trust invites you to a farm party at Dooryard Farm in Camden on August 13th from 5-8pm, to celebrate the future of farming with good food and music. Harvest Moon Pizza will be serving up pizza made with ingredients from Dooryard and other local farms, and local beverages will be provided. Guests are

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    Farmland Access Conference

    Farmland Access Conference 2015 October 19, 2015 at Pineland Farms Join us for a day-long conference on the challenges that farmers face in gaining access to farmland, as well as the tools and resources (both existing and imagined) to help improve access. In-depth work sessions for: • Retiring farmers interested in transferring land to next

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    Legacies in the Land

    At Springdale Farm in Waldo, 92-year-old Lois Whitcomb is trying to create a future for the farm she purchased with her late husband, Colby, in 1951. At 488 acres, this large, protected farm property is the result of multiple land purchases over time. Springdale Farm is primarily an active, multi-generational dairy that enjoys the contributions of

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    Maine Association of Nonprofits at Veggies for All

    The Maine Association of Nonprofits came out to Veggies for All in Unity last week for a day of work (and play!) in the fields. Read their account of the day below. This was originally posted on their website.  “You’ve never seen a group of people more excited to get out of the office than our staff! A full

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Maine FarmLink is a farm transfer program that connects prospective farmers seeking farmland with retiring farmers and other farmland owners who wish to see their agricultural lands remain active. FarmLink is a program of MFT.

Visit the new site: www.mainefarmlink.org

About Maine Farmland Trust

Maine Farmland Trust works to protect farmland, and to keep farming in Maine viable and vital.

For more information, call Maine Farmland Trust at:
(207) 338-6575

Maine Farmland Trust
97 Main Street
Belfast, Maine 04915
Phone: 207-338-6575
Fax: 207-338-6024
Email: info@mainefarmlandtrust.org

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