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Farmland Protection and Access

Maine Farmland Trust earns national accreditation – Village Soup – November 11, 2019

Stories of Giving Back – Down East Magazine – October 23, 2019

Credit union dedicated to small farmers opens in Unity – Central Maine – October 10, 2019

Implementation grant to help Emery Farm expand – Central Maine – September 2, 2019

Maine Harvest Credit Union, state’s first to focus on farmers, gets official ‘go’ – Mainebiz – August 26, 2019

Leaving the Land – DownEast Magazine – August 24, 2019

Toomey selected to lead Maine Farmland Trust – Village Soup – May 22, 2019

Maine Harvest Credit Union, with a focus on agriculture, posed to open – Mainebiz – May 21, 2019

Census: Farmland, Farms, Farm Income Down in Maine – Maine Public Radio – May 6th, 2019

Maine is losing farms and farmland, but hope is not lost for agriculture – Bangor Daily News – May 5, 2019

Maine Farmland Trust to begin listening tour in June – Village Soup – March 1, 2019

Caribou to host farm accounting workshop – Fiddlehead Focus -February 25, 2019

Flowering in the North – Lancaster Farming – Farming 18, 2019

Maine Farmland Trust to offer ‘Digging into Farm Accounting Workshop’ in Caribou – The Bangor Daily News – February 4, 2019

Fermentation company buys Maine farm to preserve farmland – Bangor Daily News – January 24, 2019

Farmland Trust Leader To Take Over as Maine Ag Commissioner – Maine Public – January 19, 2019

Collaboration creates permanent protection for farm – Village Soup – January 17, 2019

Task force calls for $75 million for Maine land conservative, state parks – The Times Record, January 16, 2019

Newly approved farm bill seen as an overall win for Maine farms – Bangor Daily News, December 13th, 2018

Modern agriculture programs in Maine emphasize food production science, policy – The Bangor Daily News, December 1, 2018

Fourth annual Farmland Access & Transfer Conference to take place Dec. 3 – Penobscot Bay Pilot, October 16, 2018

Aspiring Maine credit union wants to lend exclusively to farms, food producers – The Bangor Daily News, October 15, 2018

Shortage of farmhands causes some farmers to lose crops – The Bangor Daily News, September 3, 2018

Marshall joins Maine Farmland Trust as Wang Food and Farming Fellow – Portland Press Herald – August 21, 2018

Barn Swallows – Downeast Magazine, July 29th, 2018

Bowdoinham’s farming culture on display Sunday – The Times Record, July 20th, 2018

Inland Hospital awards Community Benefit grants – Central Maine – July 13, 2018

Maine’s farm community mourns loss of conservation pioneer who trained generation of farmers – Bangor Daily News, June 19, 2018

Alna Hopyard Becomes Protected ‘Forever Farm’ – The Lincoln County News, June 14th

Lewiston’s New Roots Farming Co-Op Is Blossoming – Maine Public, May 27, 2018

Proposed farm bill could mean bad news for Maine’s organic farmers – Bangor Daily News – May 25, 2018

Healthy Soils for Healthy Farms and Climate: Farm Tour & Policy Event – Bangor Daily News – May 11, 2018

Collins, Heitkamp introduce farmer support bill – The County – April 27, 2018

Collins introduces bipartisan bill aimed at helping young and new farmers – Portland Press Herald – April 26, 2018

Cooperative farmland ownership provides important benefits to agricultural producers – Sun Journal – April 24, 2018

As Maine agriculture evolves, farm financers aim to keep up – Mainebiz – April 2, 2018

After four decades in the business, the cheesemakers at York Hill Farm retire – Portland Press Herald – February 11, 2018

Amanda Beal and Erica Buswell on WERU’s Public Affairs – WERU Community Radio – February 9, 2018

Maine Live: Amanda Beal – New England Food Solutions – February 5, 2018

Metcalf-Ferguson Farm donated for conservation – The Republican Journal – December 17, 2018

Maine farmers unite to save land and livelihood – News Center Maine – December 4, 2017

Buxton couple donates easement to farm acreage for future – Journal Tribune – December 1, 2017

Ecology School under Maine Farmland Trust easement – Journal Tribune – November 28, 2017

Conference To Focus On Retaining Maine Farmland – Maine Public – November 20, 2017

Kents Hill Orchard reopening just in time for pick-your-own season – Central Maine Newspapers – August 18, 2017

Popular overlook and orchards preserved in York County- Goat Hill and surrounding lands in Acton will remain undeveloped and publicly accessible – Portland Press Herald – July 17, 2017

As environmental worries grow, Mainers are stepping up to volunteer – Portland Press Herald – July 9, 2017

Far from the Tree Cider Bought an Apple Orchard in Maine – Boston Magazine – June 21, 2017

There are new roots on old Maine farmland in Lewiston – Portland Press Herald – May 21, 2017

Wet spring poses challenges for farmers – Bangor Daily News – May 18, 2017

Agriculture organizations reflect on 2016, look ahead to a new year – Bangor Daily News – December 31, 2016

Holden Land Trust aims to save centuries old farm and its 160 acres of farmland and forest – Bangor Daily News – December 23, 2016

Conference Explores New England’s Agricultural Future – Maine Correspondent – David Sargent – December 12, 2016

Access to farmland crucial for short-term and long-term growth of Maine agriculture – Bangor Daily News – December 5, 2016

Why local food must grow in Maine but stay true to its roots – Bangor Daily News – December 3, 2016

Farmland access conference in Augusta addresses challenges in succession, land transfer – Kennebec Journal – December 5, 2016

Helen Norton: her legacy is the protection of land in Harpswell, including a shorefront family farm-Portland Press Herald-November 24, 2016

Farmer applying to Winslow’s support program hopes it will help next generation – centralmaine.com – November 5, 2016

In Winslow, state’s first municipal commission on agriculture pilots farm support program – centralmaine.com – October 30, 2016

Maine man tapped to lead national farmland conservation group– Bangor Daily News – July 7, 2016

Maine dairy farmer wants to retire; who will run his farm? – Bangor Daily News – May 27, 2016

Whether farming or homesteading, love of land unites local food producers – Bangor Daily News – March 3, 2016

Crop of successful farms quietly growing in Bowdoinham – Bangor Daily News – September 26, 2015

Trust campaign preserves 30k acre mark in its campaign to preserve 100,000 acres of farmland – Kennebec Journal – January 14, 2012

Local Food Access

Maine Farmland Trust recipient of Hannaford $25000 donation – Bangor Daily News – June 13, 2019

Veggies for All hunger-relief program to return to Unity – Central Maine – June 6, 2019

Program that pays farmers to provide food for hungry Mainers threatened – The Times Record – May 30, 2019

Mid Coast Farmers Alliance Food Buyers Survery open until June 1 – Bangor Daily News – May 10th, 2019

Five Maine ‘healthy food’ nonprofits receive $125K from Harvard Pilgrim – Mainebiz- February 12, 2019

Just How Sustainable is Local Agriculture in the Midcoast? – The Free Press – August 23, 2018

George Smith: Big challenges, bright future for Maine’s farms – Central Maine Newspapers – August 9, 2017

Keeping Maine Edible – Zest Magazine – July 2017

Samphire, sea bean, glasswort – whatever you call it, it’s delicious – Portland Press Herald – July 9, 2017

Maine food festivals serve up more than lobster this summer  – Portland Press Herald – June 7, 2017

Morris Farm Store and Rising Tide Community Market increase access to local food through Maine Harvest Bucks – Bangor Daily News July 11, 2016

Veggies For All marks decade of working to feed hungry people – Bangor Daily News – February 8, 2017

Maine Harvest Bucks offers winter specials to help SNAP users get local fruits and vegetables – Bangor Daily News – December 20, 2016

Program offers instruction, assistance to help farmers scale up to reach wholesale market –  Bangor Daily News – December 9, 2016

Maine Farmland Trust establishes new program, announces fellow – Republican Journal – March 2, 2015

Unity to receive technical assistance grant to aid community’s focus on local food, agriculture – Bangor Daily News – January 1, 2015

Joseph A. Fiore Art Center and MFT Gallery

2019 Small Works Holiday Show opens at MFT Gallery – Village Soup – November 4, 2019

Season’s Last Open Studio Day at Fiore Art Center – Maine Art Scene – September 19, 2019

HiLo Art: Maine Farmland Trust 20th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibit Through October 11 – The Free Press – Tuesday, September 10

Festive, Family-Friendly Open Studio Day at MFT’s Fiore Art Center – Maine Art Scene – August 17, 2019

Retrospective exhibit for Maine Farmland Trust’s 20th anniversary – Village Soup – August 14, 2019

First Open Studio Day of Summer at Fiore – The Lincoln County News – July 26, 2019

Fiore Art Center Opens Artists in Residence: The First Three Years – Maine Art Scene – June 20, 2019

Summer arrives in full color at MFT Gallery – Village Soup – May 31, 2019

MFT Announces the 2019 Residents at the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center – Maine Art Scene – May 4th, 2019

Lincoln County Artsbeat – The Lincoln County News – January 26, 2019

Fiore Art Center announces 2019 Residencies and Jury Panel – Kennebec Journal – January 14, 2019

Maine Farmland Trust holds final Open Studio Day in Jefferson – The Republican Journal – September 20, 2018

‘Finding Common Ground’ at Maine Farmland Trust – The Republican Journal – September 18, 2018

Get busy seeing art on a farm, inspired by a farm – Portland Press Herald – August 26, 2018

August Open Studio Day at Fiore Art Center – Maine Art Scene – August 16, 2018

Inaugural Damariscotta Lake Paddle Regatta – The Free Press – August 2, 2018

Open Studio Day set for July 29 in Jefferson – Central Maine – July 25, 2018

July Open Studio Day at Fiore Art Center Rolling Acres Farm – Maine Art News, July 23, 2018

A bountiful ‘Summer Stable’ at MFT – The Republican Journal – July 20, 2018

Open Studio Day at Fiore Art Center – The Republican Journal – July 20, 2018

Maine Farmland Trust Issues Call for Multimedia Exhibition – Maine Art News – June 25th, 2018

Outdoor ‘(stillness)’ at Fiore center – The Republican Journal – June 14th, 2018

Maine Farmland Trust Announces 2018 Joseph A. Fiore Art Center Residency Awards – Maine Art News – April 16, 2018

‘A Summer on the Land’ at MFT Gallery – The Republican Journal – January 31, 2018

MFT Gallery to host Fiore resident artists – The Republican Journal – January 7, 2018

Artists + CSAs = ‘CSA II’ at MFT – The Republican Journal – September 15, 2017

Fiore and his art, at Vose – Village Soup – July 13, 2017

Art gallery exhibition opening in Jefferson – centralmaine.com – July 6, 2017

Opening Reception for “Farm-to-Table” Show at Fiore Art Center in Jefferson – The Free Press – July 5, 2017

Maine Farmland Trust artist residency program promotes agriculture through visual arts – Bangor Daily News – February 14, 2017

Morris Farm Trust receives Joseph Fiore art – Wiscasset Newspaper – October 16, 2016

Photo exhibit is ‘gritty and hopeful’ look at hunger in Maine – Bangor Daily News – January 31, 2016

Soil, food-stained tablecloth featured in Belfast art exhibit – Bangor Daily News -March 12, 2015

Events

Society Notebook: On a Mission to Maintain Farmland for Two Decades and Counting – Portland Press Herald – November 3, 2019

Maine Farmland Trust to celebrate two decades of work Oct. 3 – Central Maine – October 2, 2019

Maine Farmland Trust Party at Bo Lait Farm – The Free Press – September 5, 2019

Explore Merrymeeting Bay Farms by bike – The Times Record – July 15, 2019

Forever Farms celebration set for Skowhegan – Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel – July 8, 2019

A celebration of farm viability at Ripley Farm June 27 – Piscataquis Observer – June 10, 2019

Corn maze draws thousands to Farmington – Daily Bulldog, October 13, 2018

Agrarian Acts celebration to follow Open Studio Day on Aug. 26 – Central Maine – August 22, 2018

Open Studio Day, Agrarian Acts – The Republican Journal – August 20, 2018

Community invited to ‘Forever Farm’ Party – Wiscasset Newspaper – July 13, 2018

Explore Merrymeeting Bay farms by bike on July 22 – Bangor Daily News – July 12, 2018

Community Invited to ‘Forever Farm’ Party – The Lincoln County News – July 9, 2018

The Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk to take place on July 28 – Bangor Daily News – July 12, 2017

Maine Fare reboot to include animal butchery, cider-making workshops – Bangor Daily News – April 22, 2017

Maine Farmland Trust leader named head of national organization – Portland Press Herald – June 1, 2016

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