This is the second post in a series about young dairy farmers in Maine. In many ways, dairy farms are the cornerstone of Maine’s farming community. Dairy farmers steward large tracts of farmland for feed and forage, while supporting the feed…
Kristin Varnum, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Our Land in Transition series shines a light on the hundreds of thousands of acres of Maine farmland that will be changing hands within the next decade. The future of farming in Maine depends on what happens to that land. We often share stories…
This recipe comes from Andrew and Katee at High Ridge Farm in Montville, who whipped up a taco feast for MFT’s second (sold out!) Schoolhouse Supper at The Hub. The recipe is easily adjusted with black beans used as the filling instead for vegetarians. Unity Food Hub sourced the ingredients for the Supper; do your best to support your local farmers and buy local!
Bethany Allen and Eric Ferguson own and operate Harvest Tide Organics in the vibrant farming community of Bowdoinham. Bethany and Eric met while working on neighboring farms, and within a few years started looking for a farm to call their own. After looking at properties all over the state, the perfect property went up for sale in Bowdoinham, just down the road from where they worked. It was a piece of land they drove by everyday, and often admired.
There are so many reasons to join MFT. Hear from a few of our members why they choose to be part of this work.
Adam Bishop, Farmland Protection Manager and Southern Maine Program Manager
Our Land in Transition series shines a light on the hundreds of thousands of acres of Maine farmland that will be changing hands within the next decade. The future of farming in Maine depends on what happens to that land.
We often share stories of the beginning farmers we work with, who are gaining access to farmland and keeping it in cultivation. Their energy and passion for growing food and building community is inspiring. But the story of new farmers putting down roots in Maine often starts with the previous farmland owners, who have the vision and patience to ensure that their land stays in farming and is accessible for the next generation. Older farmland owners’ commitment to the land is equally inspiring, and they play an important role in making sure that Maine has the farmland needed to sustain itself and the region far into the future.
Meaghan and Ross Nichols are the energetic, hardworking couple who own and operate High Hopes Farm on a beautiful 120ish-acre piece of land in Bristol, just four miles from downtown Damariscotta. The couple purchased the farm earlier this summer, and already have a small, thriving…