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    Maine Fare in Portland: Hard Cider Revival

    Portland. Maine Fare  presents the Hard Cider Revival tasting event on Thursday, June 4th 7-9PM at Deering Grange Hall in Portland. Tasters can sample the hard ciders of six up-and-coming cidermakers from across the state, including Urban Farm Fermentory, Norumbega Cidery, Whaleback Cider, Kennebec Cider, Portersfield Cider, and Oyster River Winery. In addition, attendees will grow their

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  • Cattle graze at Collyer Brook Farm in New Gloucester, part of the beef operation at Pineland Farms Natural Meats. A lack of processing plants means the business sends 30,000 head of cattle a year out of New England. John Patriquin/2010 Press Herald file

    Cloud hovers over Maine’s fertile farming future

    Food industry leaders tell real estate developers that a lack of supporting infrastructure – processing plants and more – will harm Maine’s huge potential. By J. Craig Anderson, from the Portland Press Herald.   Cheerleaders for Maine’s food industry say a Renaissance is underway that ultimately could return the state to its former prominence as

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    Hoofs, Roots and Wings at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

                                Maine Farmland Trust Gallery appropriately rings in the month of May with blossoms – and roots, and buzzing wings. From May 15 through June 19, the exhibit Hoofs, Roots and Wings will be on display at the gallery, with a public

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    Paint the Farm

    This June, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery and the Falcon Foundation, which holds many works of noted artist Joseph Fiore, will unveil a special initiative, Paint the Farm. Forty Maine-based artists have now visited a dozen local farms to observe, paint, write, sketch, photograph, and—at times—help  with farm chores. Most of the participating farms are properties

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    Farmers Market Ambassador Day

    Fun, educational, family-friendly—just a few of the words that new farmers’ market attendees used to describe the official opening day for the Belfast Farmers’ Market this past Friday. The new faces were part of an outreach program for community service providers. The Belfast Farmers’ Market is one of over 30 markets across the state that

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    HARVEST, April 2015

    HARVEST April 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. Bangor Daily News started a series on young farming life in Monroe. Grist started a great series of articles, Farm Size Matters, detailing some of the tribulations

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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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