Articles by Lauren Abbate
By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
With the new club educating children and families on what exactly goes into raising a variety of different animals, Judy Smith said they will be more informed about what exactly goes into raising the food they consume.
By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 14, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
Regardless where the future takes her, helping others will be at the center of her plans.
By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 12, 2017, at 3:57 p.m.
The poster represents the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, which will be be held Sept. 22 through Sept. 24.
By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 11, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“Where [farmers] are all spread out on the landscape during the growing season and the busy time of the year, I think the [trades show] is a good time to get everyone together.”
By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.
“I see this space as a way to connect the students to their community, thinking in terms of what to grow there in regards to what the community needs.”
By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 05, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
“We use the slow traditional process to give [the butter] better flavor. It gives it a more buttery flavor.”
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 31, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Statewide agriculture organizations say that despite challenging conditions 2016 was an exciting year for the overall realm of local food and farming in Maine — a year that gives hope to continued growth in the coming 365 days.
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 28, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
Given the plethora of challenges dairy farmers face daily, T.J. Wright is disheartened that now he has to worry about vandals as well.
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 23, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
The Holden Land Trust signed a purchase and sale agreement with the Hart estate to buy the 160 acres, with the intention of preserving the land for future agricultural use.
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 23, 2016, at 7:24 a.m.
“It’s not like God’s making another batch of [farmland] the town over,” Pat Chase said. “When [the Amish buy land] they don’t break it up and sell house lots. It’s always going to be in that family.”
on Dec. 22, 2016, at 7:54 a.m.
“It was not the business that failed.”
MAINERS WE MET
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 22, 2016, at 7:52 a.m.
In August the brothers ceased operation of the farm, sold their herd and relocated to New Jersey.
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 20, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
Shoppers using nutrition assistance benefits are getting a little boost in the form of increased matching funds to buy local fruits and vegetables.
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 15, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
The plan to donate the box truck ― filled with food and other needed items ― began just two weeks ago
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 09, 2016, at 6:31 a.m.
The program is in its third year and aims to help small farmers reach wholesale markets.
VIDEO | POLL QUESTION
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 07, 2016, at 2:01 p.m.
In the seven years since the Maine farm began, the Farrars have carved out a stronghold for their niche product, expanded their water buffalo herd, opened a farm store, established a creamery, and now, they’re looking to double the size of their herd to meet growing demand.
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
“We have a lot of people who want to farm, and so the question for us is how do we make it possible.”
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 03, 2016, at 7:51 a.m.
“We’re sitting in one of the world’s great brands, it’s called Maine.”
By Lauren Abbate on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:29 a.m.
“There is a lot of just muscle memory and coordination, and then once you get it, [spinning] shifts into something that is incredibly soothing and meditative and tranquil and lovely.”
on Nov. 26, 2016, at 1:04 a.m.
(From the BDN) If your stove equipment is not up to snuff, it could be emitting an excessive amount of particulate matter that can have negative effects on people’s lung health.