We say it all the time: Our members make our work possible. MFT members are people who recognize the importance of protecting farmland and helping farmers thrive. They care about the resiliency of Maine’s rural economy, and the sustainability of our environment. They are farmers, future-farmers, business owners, eaters, conservationists, advocates, policymakers, artists, community-builders, foodies, and people who love Maine. They are people like YOU.
There are so many reasons to join MFT. Hear from a few of our members why they choose to be part of this work.
If you believe in this work, consider joining this community of members who actively support the future of farming in Maine and who are laying the foundation for a sustainable future. We can’t do it without you. If you’re not yet a member, please consider joining us today.
Lily Piel || Photographer || Belfast, Maine
“It’s multi-layered, why I support Maine Farmland Trust – starting with a love of Earth, a love of gardening, respect for hard work out-of-doors, and a deep belief that I can change the world for the better starting with building a strong local food system. Maine Farmland Trust is a gift to our state – a force for good, a powerful force behind our thriving farmland. I feel lucky to be a part of it.”
“We bought our 100 acres in Arundel in the 1970’s and raised our family on the land here. Now, we have three-generations living here and working on this land. I have seen this area, and Southern Maine in general, change a lot over the years. When we moved here, there were 24 commercial farms, then at the lowest point, there were only 4. All of the land I hayed for folks in the past has gone to subdivisions. The best land here has been developed.” – Stacey Wentworth