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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.

Maine Farms Podcast

MFT is pleased to share our first podcast series focusing on Farm Succession, and the intersection between Farming and Climate Change. Listen to the episodes here.

Film

Growing Local Film

Explore a collection of films from our past 20 years. Watch films here.

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.

Newsletters

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

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VINES: The Sweet Story of Bitter

Aroostook hops owners Krista Delahunty and Jason Johnston work to bring a fragrant new crop to Northern Maine. BY Laura Poppick PHOTOGRAPHY BY Molly Haley It’s a clear September day as I drive north on Route 1 in Aroostook County and potatoes tumble upon rows of trellises covered in vibrant green hops vines, reaching taller…

Introducing the MFT Book Club!

Connect with fellow members and MFT staff as we dig into timely topics related to our food and farm systems. This winter and spring we'll read two books: Dirt to Soil (March), and Farming While Black (April). You can join the discussion in person at MFT's Fiore Art Center in Jefferson, or tune in to…

This June: Maine Farms Listening Tour!

This June, we’re hitting the road to visit Maine farms! There’s no better way to celebrate our 20th Anniversary than with an epic road trip and listening tour that will bring us straight to the fields and barns of the farmers we serve. During this anniversary year, our staff and board are working on strategic…

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

The second Open Studio Day, showcasing the work of the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center August artists-in-residences, took place on August 26th. It was another beautiful summer day with many guests from near and far. Music was performed by Sara Trunzo, a former MFT staffer! Michel Droge, an abstract painter whose work reflects a poetic…

July Open Studio Day at the Fiore Art Center

Every summer the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center hosts artists-in-residence for the months of July, August and September. At the end of each month, the artists open up their studios to the public. On July 29th, the first Open Studio Day of the summer took place. It was an absolutely gorgeous day in Jefferson and…

Rain Begins the Day by Jodi Paloni

Jodi Paloni was the literary resident at the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center throughout the month of July, into August. She worked on completing a novel and also wrote weekly reflections on her time at the residency.   Big rains have come. They fall in sheet-like vertical lines that cross the field following paths rendered…

MFT Announces 2018 Joseph A. Fiore Art Center Residency Awards

Early this April, a jury panel consisting of Stuart Kestenbaum, Susan Larsen and Ariel Hall awarded eight recipients with a 4-6 week residency at MFT’s Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson. In its third year, the Center received 66 applications for its summer arts residency program. The categories included visual arts, literary…

An Interview with Elizabeth Hoy

Interviews & writing by Eliza Graumlich;  Photos by Susan Metzger Applications for the 2018 artist residencies at the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center are open!  There will be six visual art residencies (5 for Maine artists, 1 of which is reserved for an indigenous Maine artist; 1 for an out-of-state or international artist), one performing…

An Interview with Josselyn Richards Daniels

Interview and writing by Eliza Graumlich, photos by Susan Metzger Applications for the 2018 artist residencies at the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center open early December. There will be six visual art residencies (5 for Maine artists, 1 of which is reserved for an indigenous Maine artist; 1 for an out-of-state or international artist), one…

An interview with artist Tanja Kunz

interview & writing by Eliza Graumlich, photos by Susan Metzger Applications for the 2018 artist residencies at the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center open early December. There will be six visual art residencies (5 for Maine artists, 1 of which is reserved for an indigenous Maine artist; 1 for an out-of-state or international artist), one…

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

MFT recently bought a portion of the former Clark Farm, which includes 37 acres of open fields and excellent frontage on Swett Road. The farm will be protected with a conservation easement and sold to a farmer at a reduced price. The property, which does not currently have any infrastructure, is located between Swett Road…

Representative Chellie Pingree Introduces the Local FARMS Act

On October 4, 2017, Maine’s own Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME), along with Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Representative Sean Maloney (D-NY), introduced HR 3941, the Local Food And Regional Market Supply Act (The Local FARMS Act). Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has also introduced a companion bill in the Senate. Maine Farmland Trust is proud to…

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