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    Maine Farmland Trust establishes new program, announces fellow

    Published in the Republican Journal.  Maine Farmland Trust announced Feb. 26 it has established a new Policy and Research Fellowship program. Amanda Beal, a sustainable food policy advocate and consultant who grew up on a Maine dairy farm and is widely respected within Maine’s agricultural community, will serve as MFT’s inaugural Fellow. Beal is a

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    HARVEST, February 2015

    HARVEST: Farm and Food News From Maine and Beyond February 2015 Our second installment of a new monthly harvest of farm and food news. Check back each month for a selection of articles, stories, and trends you might have missed. We now have new recommendations for U.S. dietary guidelines. In short: eat more vegetables, less

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    FarmLink Mixer in Dover-Foxcroft!

                                    Are you thinking about whether there are farmers out there that could use some of your available farmland? Or are you curious about what it might be like to farm in Piscataquis County (where the farmland is spectacular and

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    Fertile Soil

    People have been growing food in the upper Kennebec Valley for thousands of years. Native Americans and European settlers alike recognized that the intervale land, at the confluence of the Sandy and Kennebec Rivers, is some of the most productive land in New England. Jay Robinson, of Sweet Land Farm in Starks, says that his

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    Case Study: Veggies For All

    Farm to Institution New England (FINE) recently wrote a detailed piece on our project Veggies For All, highlighting VFA’s important partnership with Unity College. This collaboration provides thousands of pounds of food to hundreds of clients of the local food bank, the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry, and offers educational opportunities for students. Read the full

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    Blue Hill Community Food Grant Program Accepting Applications

    Blue Hill Peninsula residents are encouraged to apply for a community food grant program. Maine Farmland Trust is now accepting proposals for projects or programs intended to increase food sustainability and improve the health and well-being of Blue Hill Peninsula residents. In addition to meeting these goals, successful applications will be those that place an

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Check out the FARMLINK WEBSITE!

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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