Articles by Rachel Taker

 

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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Barton Seaver of Harvard University School of Public Health's Center for the Health and the Global Environment

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, …

Local food bank farm project joins forces with Maine Farmland Trust

By Rachel Taker on Feb. 05, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
UNITY, Maine — The Unity-based Veggies For All food bank farm project is part of Maine Farmland Trust’s Farm Viability Program. Veggies For All is a community agriculture project that works to relieve hunger by growing vegetables for those in need, while collaborating with partners to distribute and increase access …

Maine Farmland Trust to launch second phase of fundraising campaign

By Rachel Taker on Jan. 03, 2014, at 11:08 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Farmland Trust will announce the launch of the second phase of a fundraising campaign to raise $50 million to secure a future for farming at the 73rd Annual Agricultural Trade Show in Augusta. The announcement will be made at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Augusta …
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Newly restored mill at Freedom Falls

Maine Farmland Trust to present two Maine films in Belfast

By Rachel Taker on Nov. 15, 2013, at 10:40 a.m.
BELFAST, Maine — “Reviving the Freedom Mill” and “Joseph Fiore: The Nature of the Artist,” two short films that premiered at the 2013 Camden International Film Festival, will screen at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at The Colonial Theater in Belfast. The screening is free, and open to the public. “Joseph …
The newly restored Mill at Freedom Falls

Maine Farmland Trust to present two short Maine films in Belfast

By Rachel Taker on Nov. 15, 2013, at 10:01 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: The Colonial Theater, 163 High St, Belfast, Maine For more information: Ellen Sabina; (207) 338-6575; mainefarmlandtrust.org REVIVING THE FREEDOM MILL and JOSEPH FIORE: THE NATURE OF THE ARTIST, two short films that premiered at the 2013 Camden International Film Festival, …
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Inch by Inch, Row by Row: 2013 Small Works Holiday Show at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

By Rachel Taker on Nov. 08, 2013, at 4:32 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Along with many other galleries in downtown Belfast, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery will be hosting a show of small works by local artists in order to support shopping locally for holiday gifts. Better yet, at Maine Farmland Trust a large portion of any sale goes directly towards …
Virgo Tiger, 1987, oil on canvas, by Joseph Fiore

Exclusive Joseph Fiore Art Exhibit with CIFF world premier: “The Nature of the Artist”

By Rachel Taker on Sept. 23, 2013, at 10:03 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 1:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-338-6575 ROCKLAND, Maine — Each year, the Camden International Film Festival showcases several films made in Maine; this year, one such film is JOSEPH FIORE – THE NATURE OF THE …
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Exclusive Joseph Fiore Art Exhibit with CIFF world premier: “The Nature of the Artist”

By Rachel Taker on Sept. 20, 2013, at 11:07 a.m.
Date: 9-18-13 For immediate release: Contact: Anna Abaldo – anna@mainefarmlandtrust.org / Ellen Sabina – Ellen@mainefarmlandtrust.org Image attached: Virgo Tiger, 1987, oil on canvas, by Joseph Fiore Exclusive Joseph Fiore Art Exhibit with CIFF world premier: “The Nature of the Artist” Rockland. Each year, the Camden International Film Festival showcases several …
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Photograph by Noreen Hogan

Fast-growing non-profit hires O’Byrne

By Rachel Taker on Aug. 29, 2013, at 1:16 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Maine Farmland Trust announced Thursday that Marla O’Byrne of Southwest Harbor will join the organization as its new senior manager, starting in October. O’Byrne will be responsible for helping executive director John Piotti guide the Trust to the next level of impact and success. Maine Farmland Trust …

Maine Farmland Trusts hosts Maine Fare 2013 celebration in Belfast

By Rachel Taker on Aug. 20, 2013, at 12:01 p.m.
Celebrate, explore and experience Maine’s local food and farm scene. Maine Farmland Trust will host MaineFare 2013 on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7 in downtown Belfast. Explore and experience Maine’s local food and farms in many, many ways: Farmers Market and Midway (Friday & Saturday) Farming Forums (Friday) …

Maine Farmland Trust to host Maine Fare 2013 Celebration in Belfast

By Rachel Taker on Aug. 09, 2013, at 1:52 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine —  Maine Farmland Trust will host a celebration of Maine food and farms 9 a.m.-9 p.m.  Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7 in downtown Belfast. The annual Maine Fare event will showcase some of Maine’s best food producers, and will engage participants in educational discussions and classes on local farming, …

The Belfast Co-op and Maine Farmland Trust present film ‘Symphony of the Soil’

By Rachel Taker on July 25, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.
BELFAST, Maine — The Belfast Co-op and Maine Farmland Trust will present “Symphony of the Soil” at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at  The Colonial Theater in Belfast. Tickets are available at the door, and will be $8 for adults and teens, $7 for adults 65 and older, and $3 …

State of Maine Cheese celebrates 30 years

By Rachel Taker on July 22, 2013, at 3:03 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — It’s been 30 years since Taylor Mudge, then a Lincolnville sheep farmer, helped found a new company that he hoped would contribute to the revitalization of Maine farming. Long sold to new owners, State of Maine Cheese Company has blossomed as Mudge had always hoped. “State of …
Fernald’s Neck 3 by John Woolsey, pastel

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery exhibits Intimacy of Place

By Rachel Taker on July 10, 2013, at 9:08 a.m.
Friday, July 19, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St., Belfast, ME For more information: Anna Abaldo; (207) 338-6575; mainefarmlandtrustgallery.org “Intimacy of Place” with (new) works by Joseph Fiore (1925-2008: watercolors, oils and pastels), Johan Selmer-Larsen (photography), Jude Valentine (pastels) and John Woolsey …
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Maine Farmland Trust Gallery exhibits ‘Intimacy of Place’

By Rachel Taker on July 09, 2013, at 10:59 a.m.
BELFAST, Maine – A farmer’s work is very practical and down-to-earth: to till the soil, to hay the field, to plant the seedlings, to milk the cows. And so is the work of Maine Farmland Trust: to protect farmland and support farmers so that a next generation can grow healthy, local …
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Lynn Karlin: Untitled, archival pigment print (mushrooms)

Summer Stable Show at MFT Gallery highlights a dozen Maine artists

By Rachel Taker on May 28, 2013, at 10:16 a.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Maine Farmland Trust Gallery hits the art walk pavement with a new look and a new vision. The newly-renovated bright and open gallery now boasts two floors of Maine art. On Friday June 7, the first Belfast Art Walk of the season, MFT Gallery opens with its …
 
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