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The Land that Sustains Us: Stories from the Field

Maine Historical Society

Thursday, November 15, 6:00 pm

No matter how many seasons they have been with their soil, farmers develop a strong connection with their land. For each farmer, this relationship is unique and therefore, manifests differently into the food we eat and the communities we live in. MFT will host three storytellers for live event at the Maine Historical Society to explore these relationships. The yearlong exhibitions, Maine Eats: The Food Revolution Starts Here, will be open and available for viewing. Light, local food will be served after the program.

Meet our storytellers:

Jan Goranson, Goranson Farm

John Bunker, Maine Heritage Orchard and Super Chilly Farm

Sarah Loftus, Northeast Archaeology Research Center 

$10 for MHS and MFT Members, $15 General Admission.

Tickets at the door!

Amanda Beal at New England Foodscapes Lecture Series

Amanda Beal, Visions for the Future of Maine and New England

Amanda Beal is President and CEO of Maine Farmland Trust, a member-powered organization that protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances the future of farmland. She co-authored “A New England Vision,” which researched Maine and New England food production on land and sea in order to assess productivity and future expansion. The daughter of a Maine dairy farmer, Amanda will discuss her recent research and vision of New England farmland and food production.

About New England Foodscapes: In celebration of the founding of the Food Studies program at USM, the University of Southern Maine has partnered with Maine Historical Society to offer a program series exploring the critical aspects of New England’s food systems, fisheries, politics, and history. All programs take place at Maine Historical Society at 489 Congress Street in downtown Portland. The series is open the public, with USM students encouraged to sign up for credit through USM.

Bring your lunch, eat up, and learn about food!

This program series is offered free of charge to the public. Please register in advance HERE