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Misty Brook Farm, Albion
MFT is working closely with the state and many other partners to increase testing, research, and support for Maine farmers who may be impacted by PFAS in Maine. We’ll continue to share information and resources as they become available.
Doug and Heather Donahue of Balfour Farm in Pittsfield are one of our 2023 Implementation Grant awardees. Through MFT's Farming for the Long Haul program, Doug and Heather built a business plan to increase efficiency in cutting and packaging aged cheeses so they can expand the success of their business. Their Implementation Grant supports the purchase of a cheese portioning machine that will help them meet the needs of their growing wholesale customers.
"The planning mentorship and tools we received from MFT through the program honed our management skills and made a significant difference in the operations of the farm. Working on pricing showed us that packaging cheese was one of the places we could streamline our operation, and we investigated ways to mechanize some of the process. This is a step forward for our business that wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of MFT.”