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Food for Thought: Panel to explore the connections between climate change and food

By Rachel Taker on Feb. 22, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-338-6575; mainefarmlandtrust.org/march-9-meca-can-your-dinner-help-fight-climate-change/ PORTLAND. Can your dinner help fight climate change? Maine Farmland Trust and Portland Food Co-op will host a panel discussion to explore ways that …
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Community food grant program now accepting applications

By Rachel Taker on Feb. 04, 2016, at 10:27 a.m.
BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Peninsula residents are encouraged to apply for a community food grant program. Maine Farmland Trust is now accepting proposals for projects or programs intended to increase food sustainability and improve the health and well-being of Blue Hill Peninsula residents. In addition to meeting these goals, …
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Maine Fare enlivens Belfast Art Walk with special tastings and exhibits

By Rachel Taker on June 12, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
Friday, June 26, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St., Belfast, Maine For more information: 2073386575; mainefarmlandtrustgallery.com Belfast. In concert with Maine Fare, June 26 & 27, Maine Farmland Trust has organized a number of art-full events throughout the city of Belfast.Story continues …
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US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree to offer keynote at Maine Fare

By Rachel Taker on June 12, 2015, at 12:28 p.m.
BELFAST–US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will give the keynote address at Maine Fare 2015 on the Belfast waterfront on Saturday, June 27th from 12:00-12:30. She will speak on “Maine’s Farming and Fishing Resurgence: Reflections on 40 Years of Island Life.” Chellie first started an organic farm on the island of North …
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Maine Fare 2015: Good Food and Food for Thought on the Belfast Waterfront

By Rachel Taker on June 07, 2015, at 10:24 a.m.
June 4, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Ellen Sabina, Outreach Director 207-338-6575Story continues below advertisement. ellen@mainefarmlandtrust.org Images attached: Maine Fare logo; img_1188 (DIY class Maine Fare 2014); img_1398 (Maine Fare 2014) Maine Fare 2015: Good Food and Food for Thought on the Belfast Waterfront BELFAST — Maine Fare 2015, a …
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Maine Farmland Trust receives 1st Annual SOURCE Storyteller Award

By Rachel Taker on April 10, 2015, at 10:58 a.m.
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — Maine Farmland Trust is a 2015 recipient of the SOURCE Maine Sustainability Awards, in the Storyteller Award category. Seven other Maine organizations, leaders, and businesses received awards in other categories at the first annual SOURCE Sustainability Awards ceremony at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Maine Farmland …

Maine Farmland Trust Receives $249,000 through USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program

By Rachel Taker on April 02, 2015, at 3:25 p.m.
  BELFAST, ME. Today, Maine Farmland Trust celebrates USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement of $31.5 million granted through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program (FINI). Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) received a $249,816 FINI grant, which will be used to support increased access to fruits and vegetables for food insecure Mainers, …
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Open Call for Maine Fare Market Vendors

By Rachel Taker on March 11, 2015, at 10:28 a.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2015 Contact: Alex Fouliard, Maine Fare Market: 207-338-6575 or alex@mainefarmlandtrust.org Images attached:Story continues below advertisement. Linnea from Kennebec Cheesery in the Market, Maine Fare 2014 Maine Fare 2015 Open Call for Maine Fare Market Vendors Belfast. Farmers, fishermen, and producers of Maine foods and goods, …
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Growing Local in Central Maine

By Rachel Taker on Feb. 10, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
Film Trailer: growinglocalfilms.org 1 image attached: seedingadream_stills_02.jpeg Pittsfield and Waterville— The new film Growing Local will show at two local venues in mid-February. On Wednesday, February 18, the film will play at Colby College at 7pm. The free show will be followed by a panel discussion with local farmers, thanks …
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Maine Artist Explores Ties Between Soil, Farmers and Community

By Rachel Taker on Jan. 30, 2015, at 10:52 a.m.
Images attached: “ANDY” Horsepower Farm, Penobscot “Izabelle” David’s Folly Farm, Brooksville “Amanda” King Hill Farm, PenobscotStory continues below advertisement. Lucky, embroidery detail Belfast. The Maine Farmland Trust Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Blue Hill artist Heather Lyon. The exhibition consists of photographs of local farmers’ hands, an …

Free Wholesale Workshops for Farmers

By Rachel Taker on Jan. 19, 2015, at 5:49 p.m.
From buying clubs to supermarkets accounts, the surge in demand for locally grown products invites new wholesaling opportunities for Maine farmers during a time when the prices of foods “from away” have reached historical highs. Consumers want to buy locally grown. But wholesaling can present significant challenges and risks that …
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New Film about Maine Farmers to Screen in Bangor

By Rachel Taker on Jan. 08, 2015, at 1:18 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: COESPACE, 48 Columbia St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-338-6575; mainefarmlandtrust.org/films/ The Bangor Area Food Council and Maine Farmland Trust will present the new film Growing Local on Thursday, January 29th, at 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 pm at COESPACE in …
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Whimsical Fiber Art Show at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery Delights Young and Old

By Rachel Taker on Nov. 19, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
Belfast. Maine Farmland Trust Gallery’s Frolicking Fiber Fiesta is a colorful holiday show with a bounty of treasures for fiber art lovers, along with paintings to match their style. The arts and crafts on display range from high-end, fanciful wall hangings to cleverly re-purposed feed bags – catering to any …

Maine Premiere of Acclaimed Environmental Documentary in Belfast

By Rachel Taker on Aug. 08, 2014, at 8:45 a.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Maine Farmland Trust is hosting the Maine premiere of Hanna Ranch: One Cowboy’s Fight for Family and Land. The film will screen at The Colonial Theatre in Belfast on Thursday, August 14th at 6pm. The free screening will be followed by a Q&A with Karl Kister, one …
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‘Hanna Ranch’ film screening

By Rachel Taker on Aug. 06, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Colonial Theatre, 163 High St, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-338-6575; mainefarmlandtrust.org Maine Farmland Trust is hosting the Maine premiere of Hanna Ranch: One Cowboy’s Fight for Family and Land. The film will screen at The Colonial Theatre in Belfast …

Belfast: Maine Fare

By Rachel Taker on June 25, 2014, at 4:20 p.m.
Contact: Ellen Sabina at 207-338-6575 or ellen@mainefarmlandtrust.org Belfast. New England could be providing 50% of its own food by 2060, and Maine could be leading the way, according to a panel of experts who spoke at Maine Fare, an annual celebration of local food. At Maine Fare’s kick-off “food forum,” …
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Renowned fisheries advocates to speak in Belfast

By Rachel Taker on June 13, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — New York Times bestselling author Paul Greenberg will join award-winning chef and sustainable food system activist Barton Seaver in Belfast at noon on June 20, to speak about how local seafood is a vital component of a sustainable food system, and how small communities can contribute to international …

Food festival digs deep to celebrate Maine’s bounty

By Rachel Taker on June 13, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Maine Fare celebrates all things food in Maine. Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, on the waterfront in Belfast, Maine Fare is two days full of good food and food for thought. Visitors can learn about the exciting state of the local food movement in Maine; …
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Free Range Music Festival presents Olas! Music and Dance

By Rachel Taker on June 13, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
Friday, June 20, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Steamboat Landing, 34 Commercial Street, Belfast, 04915, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-338-6575; maine-fare.org/ Olas is an original, all acoustic ensemble. Heavily inspired by traditional and contemporary Flamenco music and dance, the music of Olas is a unique blend of …
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Maine Fare: Two Days Full of Good Food and Food for Thought in Belfast!

By Rachel Taker on June 06, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
Friday, June 20, 2014 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, June 21, 2014 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Belfast Steamboat Landing Park and Boathouse, 34 Commercial St., Belfast, ME For more information: 207-338-6575; maine-fare.org The Fare features an open air market showcasing Maine products, cooking classes, demonstrations by farmers, fishermen, …