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Winterport woman dishes up stories alongside Vietnamese food at area markets


The ultimate guide to storing food for a Maine winter

Entrepreneur Paul Naron is looking for vendors to sign up for the United Farmers Market of Belfast, a business that will be open on Saturdays all year-round, starting next spring.

Indoor farmers market grows in Belfast

“It’s all about breaking bread with your neighbors. That’s the whole thing. Sitting around on a Saturday morning and enjoying your neighbors.”
Megan Demers shovels fresh bedding under cows who have been milked on Friday at the J.F. Witter Teaching & Research Center in Old Town.

The imperfect present and hopeful future of UMaine’s Witter Farm

“It’s different now than it was,” dairy herdsperson Lizz McLaughlin said. “We’re all very motivated to make this place work.”
The classic Stewart's Farm photo that has been taken by hundreds of visitors to the Houlton Road farm stand and seen in publications around the world.

County pumpkin grower pleased to see new farm owners continue tradition

Selling pumpkins for Halloween is more than a business for those who grow them in Aroostook County.

How long will you wait to turn on the heat?

Resisting the coming season, and savoring autumn, we collectively begin a silent competition. Who will be the last person to turn on the heat?
Spike Carter carries apples to his car after harvesting them from wild or long untended tree on the Deer Isle. Carter only uses apples from the island and adds no sugar or yeast to the cider he calls Pinch Cidery of Stonington.

Small-batch cider sourced from wild apple trees of Deer Isle

The tart, abundant and tasty apples were unlikely to be collected or even found by human hands — until Spike Carter came along.
Lise Pelletier, director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, opens a display case containing original maps from the 1500s on display.

Three centuries of mapping ‘you are here’ on display in Fort Kent

“It’s so interesting to see how maps of a single area changed over time with new information.”