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    HARVEST August 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. August kicked off National Farmers’ Market Week! Markets have evolved over the years: integrating tech, becoming more accessible, and offering education. There are also more brick and mortar markets opening

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    USDA administrator tours Misty Brook Farm in Albion

    Re-posted from The Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel, and Portland Press Herald ALBION — Under a gray sky threatening rain, farmer Brendan Holmes toured Misty Brook Farm, followed by an entourage of staffers for Maine’s elected representatives, bureaucrats and the news media. Holmes, wife Katia and their sons Johnny and Alister took the group of about

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    MFT “Stable Show” Showcases 18 Artists

    BELFAST — Since its 2013 expansion, the downtown Maine Farmland Trust Gallery has used the term Stable Artists to refer to a growing group of artists who collaborate with the trust year-round in support of its mission of supporting farmers and protecting farmland. This year’s “Summer Stable Show” will open with a Fourth Friday Art

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    MFT creates disaster relief program

      Belfast.  Spurred by a freak storm that caused over $60,000 in damage at an Albion farm, a statewide farm organization has developed a new program that will help Maine farms when disaster strikes. Maine  Farmland Trust, which works to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance the future of farming, has now added one more

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    Pig Roast + Contra Dance at Old Crow Ranch!

    MFT invites you to a pig roast and contradance at Old Crow Ranch in Durham on September 11 from 5-8PM, to celebrate the future of farming with good food and music.   Old Crow Ranch is a pasture-based livestock farm that raises beef, pork, and chicken. The pig roast will feature one of Old Crow Ranch’s heritage breed Mangalitsa pigs,

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    Struggles, smiles at Misty Brook Farm

    Originally published in the Republican Journal. Photo by Greta Rybus.  By John Piotti The storm hit at 6 p.m. July 28. Torrential rain. Plum-sized hail. Wind gusts of 70 mph pummeling everything from all directions. “It looked like a thunderstorm, but arrived like a hurricane.” That’s how Katia Holmes described it on her farm’s website.

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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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