Like the best farmers, MFT is always experimenting. We tell the evolving story of farming in Maine using varied media forms to connect to a broad audience—from films and photography to unique publications.

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Maine Farms

This is MFT’s annual journal for our members. Become a member to receive your copy in the mail. Learn More.


This is MFT’s bi-annual newsletter for our members. Look back on past issues.

Growing Local

Growing Local Film

Three film vignettes explore the growing pains of the local food movement in Maine. Learn More.

Traveling Exhibits

Feeding Maine

Three photo exhibits: Groundbreakers, Feeding Maine, and The Lexicon of Sustainability, as described below. Each provides a platform for food system discussion. They are available to travel for an exhibition in your community. Learn More.

Meet Your Farmer

Tide Mill Organic Farm

MFT’s first film showcases eight farms. Learn More.


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  • art
  • business
  • food
  • future
  • Joseph A. Fiore Art Center
  • land
  • people

This June: Maine Farms Listening Tour!

A Glimpse of August’s Open Studio Day at the Fiore Art Center

July Open Studio Day at the Fiore Art Center

Rain Begins the Day by Jodi Paloni

MFT Announces 2018 Joseph A. Fiore Art Center Residency Awards

An Interview with Elizabeth Hoy

An Interview with Josselyn Richards Daniels

An interview with artist Tanja Kunz

Maine Farmland Trust will soon be looking for a farmer to purchase 143 acres of land in Windham.

Representative Chellie Pingree Introduces the Local FARMS Act

FOREVER FARM: South Paw Farm

Sarah Loftus presents the history of Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson

Winterberry Farm Photo Essay

Back to the Land

Harvest season is in full swing! Help grow access to local food.

Maine’s Hard Cider Revival

The business of seeds

A Changing Climate and Maine’s Farms: a real threat, matched by real promise

It takes all of us

Two land trusts and the town of Acton rally to protect 243 acres on Goat Hill

Land and Sea: MFT Gallery’s 2017 Summer Stable Show

Borealis Breads’ Steamed Brown Bread

Summer at the Fiore Art Center

Two farms receive first Farming for Wholesale implementation grants

Maine Farmland Trust completes donation of Fiore art to close to fifty Maine non-profits

Maine Farmland Trust Announces 2017 Residency Awards: for the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, Jefferson

MFT Announces First-Year Impact of 2016 Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Food Fund Grant

The Inside View at MFT Gallery

Member Voices: “Why I support MFT”

We say it all the time: Our members make our work possible. MFT members are people who recognize the importance of…

Amanda Beal: A New England Food Vision

Historic Berwick farm protected for agriculture

Meet our Business Members: Camden Real Estate Company & Big Tree Hospitality

The Greens of Spring

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery lost a remarkable artist last week

FOREVER FARM: Hapworth Farm

Maine Farmland Trust artist residency program promotes agriculture through visual arts

Reclaiming Maine’s Lost Farmland (and rethinking how we farm)

Jacinda Martinez: dressing up with nature


Feeding Maine: Growing Access To Good Food

Young Dairy: Dostie Farm

Staff Spotlight: Lyndsey Marston

184 acres of working farmland in Arundel protected for the future

Staff Spotlight: Nina Young

Maine Fare: Sam Richman’s Roasted Squash with Ricotta, Garlic and Cider Vinegar

Staff Spotlight: Shannon Grimes

Dairy Farm in Transition: Fletcher Farm

Staff Spotlight: Chris Cabot

Maine Fare: Harvest Squash Soup & Store Up September

Staff Spotlight: Charlie Baldwin

Young Dairy Farmers: Sheepscot Valley Dairy Farm

Staff Spotlight: Brett Sykes

Staff Spotlight: Erica Buswell

Young Dairy Farmers: Bo Lait

Deconstructed BLT with Heirloom Tomatoes and Mixed Greens

Staff Spotlight: Abby Farnham

Young Dairy Farmers: Santy Dairy

Staff Spotlight: Kristin Varnum

Land in Transition: Curran Farm

Maine Fare: Taco Night!

This recipe comes  from Andrew and Katee at High Ridge Farm in Montville, who whipped up a taco…

Meet Your Farmers: Harvest Tide Organics

Bethany Allen and Eric Ferguson own and operate Harvest Tide Organics in the vibrant farming community of Bowdoinham….

Member Voices: “Why I support MFT”

We say it all the time: Our members make our work possible. MFT members are people who recognize the importance of protecting…

Staff Spotlight: Adam Bishop

Adam works in Maine Farmland Trust’s Belfast office primarily, and lives in Camden with his two kids. He…

Young Dairy Farmers: The Milkhouse

In many ways, dairy farms are the cornerstone of Maine’s farming community.  Dairy farmers steward large tracts of…

Land in Transition: The farmland owners

Our Land in Transition series shines a light on the hundreds of thousands of acres of Maine farmland that will…

Meet Your Farmers: High Hopes Farm

Staff Spotlight: Caroline Ginsberg

Maine Fare: Open-Faced Radish and Butter Sandwiches

Meet Your Farmers: Bumbleroot Organic Farm

Maine Fare: Abenaki Flint Cornbread

Meet Your Farmers: Songbird Farm

Staff Spotlight: Meghan Quinn

Maine Fare: Frith Farm’s Spring Soup

Land in Transition: Growing Access for Veterans

Meet Your Farmers: Villageside Farm

“We feed the soil microbiology, protect our crops with physical rather than chemical barriers and strive to steward the land for the next generation. We want to be a part of the necessary return to original, regenerative and respectful agriculture.”

Veggies For All Onion Transplant

Maine Fare: A Spring Greens Risotto Over Farm-Fresh Poached Eggs

Meet Your Farmers: Fine Line Farm

91 acres protected in Sabattus

Over 91 acres of farmland in Sabattus will remain farmland far into the future. On March 31, farmer…

What makes us do what we do

Historic farm in Bethel will remain a farm for the future


Land: Misty Brook Farm

New Roots Cooperative Farm finds a home in Lewiston

Lewiston. Four New American farmers have found a home at a 30-acre farm in Lewiston, thanks to help…

Food: Long Grain

Business: Changing/the/Food-Chain

Future: Feeding A Vision

Art: Lucinda Bliss

Faces of Farms: Animal Portraits at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

Belfast. During the months of January, February and March, MFT Gallery will be exhibiting two different collections of…

The Family and the Farm

In 1884, Alan White’s great-grandfather purchased a 200-acre farm on the Carrabassett River.   From the beginning, the…

Securing a Future for Farming: Meet Johanna and Adam of Songbird Farm

Songbird Farm, Unity Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis are typical of many young farmers in Maine: hardworking, smart,…

Securing a Future for Farming: Meet Andy and Caitlin of The Milkhouse

The Milkhouse, South Monmouth While farming in Maine is growing, the dairy industry is in decline. Caitlin Frame,…

Second Dream

For Dina Lee-Ford, farming has been a dream career. Second career, that is. Prior to acquiring the Alvin…

The Faces of Farms: Alpaca in the Raw

When History Becomes a Future

The Faces of Farms: Nubian Goats of Tide Mill Creamery

Struggles, smiles at Misty Brook Farm

Originally published in the Republican Journal. Photo by Greta Rybus.  By John Piotti The storm hit at 6…

The Faces of Farms: Guard Donkeys

Legacies in the Land

It’s here: Maine Farms 2015

Check your mailbox. The 2015 issue of our journal, Maine Farms, is hot off the press and headed…

One Man’s Meat

By John Piotti, re-posted from  The Republican Journal. Last week at Camden Public Library, Maine Farmland Trust sponsored…

The Faces of Farms: The Norwegian Fjords of Mandala Farm

The Faces of Farms

Throughout 2015, photographer Catherine Frost will be traveling to Maine farms all across the state, visiting those with…

Spring Light, Spring Harvest

By John Piotti, originally published in the Republican Journal.  I telephoned a farmer friend of mine last week,…

Lapierre family protects 69-acre farm

Originally posted in SeaCoastOnline. OGUNQUIT, Maine – Paul Lapierre and his family recently completed an agricultural easement on…

Fertile Soil

People have been growing food in the upper Kennebec Valley for thousands of years. Native Americans and European…

Case Study: Veggies For All

Farm to Institution New England (FINE) recently wrote a detailed piece on our project Veggies For All, highlighting…

The Right Thing To Do

Bruce and Rosemary Ballard bought Ballard Farm in St. Albans/Palmyra 1964, and on January 29, 2015 the couple…

Love Maine Farms: MFT’s Gift Guide

                                Keep Maine…

Future Memories

In October, Maine Farmland Trust closed on a purchased easement with Valle-Vu Farm in Ripley. The property has…

Enriching Land and Life

                                Cultivating land…

Cows Come Home to Canaan

It’s not easy to be a dairy farmer, but at Holt Farm in Canaan, three people have forged…

Land protection project helps grow local ice cream business

There are many reasons to protect farmland, and there is often an added economic benefit to farmland owners….

Family Farm Protected for New Generations

Photo: Back: Jason Wade, Erin Wade, Judy Bennett, Steve Bennett. Front: Julia Wade and Brendan Wade There are…

A Trip to Fossa’s General Store

It’s no secret that farming in Maine has seen an incredible resurgence in the last 15 years. Farmers…

Helping Fulfill a Dream

This is a story from our Newsletter a year ago, with an update: It was not too many…

Making New Connections

An intro to FarmLink from our Winter 2013 newsletter: Land access is a particular challenge for beginning farmers….

A Link and Land Protection in Bowdoinham

A snippet of our recent work, from our Spring 2014 newsletter: David Asmussen of Blue Bell Farm is…

Farm Neighbors

We don’t always share values with our neighbors. But when we do, we form a bond that contributes…

Introducing…Maine Farms

Like the best farmers, Maine Farmland Trust is always experimenting, searching for new ways to spread our enthusiasm…

Frith Farm: A FarmLink Retrospective