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Homestead

Quirky parade a labor of love for Belfast woman

“This is a unique, without any reason, parade. This is for fun.”
Colorful tomatoes were on display Sunday evening during the first annual Seed to Table Variety Tasting at the Unity Food Hub, held by Johnny's Selected Seeds and the Unity Food Hub.
Homestead

Tasting event in Unity showcases ‘new and improved vegetables’

“You think a tomato’s a tomato, but they’re actually drastically different.”
The rusty patched bumblebee is under consideration for federal endangered species status.
Homestead

Declining numbers could propel Maine bumblebee to federal endangered species status

One of Maine’s smallest creatures could soon find itself on the federal endangered species list.
Susanne Ward, owner of Rock City Coffee Roasters and Rock City Cafe, is looking forward to transitioning the company's business model to that of an employee-owned cooperative. Kevin Malmstrom, the head coffee roaster, will be one of the owners when the transition is complete by the end of this year or the beginning of 2017. &quotI feel really good about it," Ward said. &quotI think it's the best solution I can come up with."
Homestead

Baristas to business owners: Maine entrepreneur to sign company over to employees

When the ink is finally dry on the legal paperwork for the new corporation and the deal is done, the two Rock City coffee businesses will join a growing number of Maine companies that have moved to an employee-owned model.
Sarah Smiley
SARAH SMILEY

Feelings of not belonging in Maine are real

Sarah Smiley: Feelings of being “different” when you are new to Maine are not fiction. Neither is the immense sense of pride people have in this state — for good reason. But these divisions stymie growth and turn away people who will love Maine as much as we do.
The five-week controlled moose hunt in Aroostook County is credited with reducing moose damage in broccoli fields.
Outdoors

Moose hunt a win for Maine veterans, broccoli crops

“We have not seen the moose eating the broccoli the last few years like we were before the controlled hunt,” Emily Smith of Smith Farms in Presque Isle said. “Those moose, they really do like the broccoli.”
Student Heidy Morales (left) stops by Bowdoin College's organic garden to talk to fellow student Katherine Kirk (center) and garden supervisor Jeremy Tardif on Sept. 20 in Brunswick.
Homestead

On the farm at Bowdoin College, education grows organically

“We wanted students to feel more connected to the their food. We wanted to promote healthy living.”