singing to garlic: MAINE’S FARMER MUSICIANS BY CARRIE BRAMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY MOLLY HALEY
This year, we are celebrating 20 years of growing the future of farming and reflecting on all the good work we’ve accomplished over the last two decades. We simply could not do this work without our many members! Throughout 2019 we’ll be talking with some MFT members about why they participate in this work to protect farmland and support farmers. Click on the videos below, and check out more member stories on our 20th Anniversary website.
John Crane of Portland Food Co-op
The Portland Food Co-op is a Business Member of MFT. General Manager John Crane shares why they support MFT’s work to protect farmland, support farmers and advance farming in Maine.
Jim Buckle of Buckle Farm
Jim and Hannah own and operate Buckle Farm in Unity, Maine in Waldo County where they grow mixed vegetables. This winter they sat down with us to talk about why they appreciate MFT’s work, and what it means to them as farmers.
Andrew Ketch of Ketch Organics
Andrew Ketch and his family own and operate Ketch Organics in Woodland, Maine in Aroostook County. The Ketch family decided to protect their farmland with MFT a few years ago. In this video, Andrew shares his hopes for the future of his farm.
Tommy Drew of Drew’s Organic Dairy
Tommy Drew runs an organic dairy farm in Woodland, Maine in Aroostook County. The land he farms on was purchased by his grandfather in 1947 for $1. He shares why he supports MFT’s work to protect farmland.