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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.
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.”
Sarah Smiley

About that trip to Quebec

“There are so many stories of Dustin cheerfully believing he has a ‘better way’ to get to our destination, only to end up taking us on a ‘scenic route’ that, in his words, ‘we would have missed otherwise,'” Sarah Smiley writes.

Getting a tarp over a roof with a 12/12 pitch

Leslie Cummins and Tim Seabrook own Five-Star Nursery and Orchard in Brooklin, but they are considering selling the farm where they grow apples, pears and make apple cider. They would like to sell their land to someone who would continue using it as a farm instead of developing the property.

Maine farmers ready to retire wrestle with succession planning

“We are really ready to do the next part of our lives,” Leslie Cummins said. Now, they’re trying to find an appropriate buyer for the farm. And it’s not easy.
Fine art photographer Lynn Karlin photographs a still life of vegetables Friday in the small corner studio of her kitchen at her home in Belfast.

‘Vegetable whisperer’: Belfast woman makes mark as a fine-art vegetable photographer

Photographer Lynn Karlin moved swiftly through the Belfast Farmers Market on a recent Friday, hunting for new subjects to capture with her camera.
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower because of the drought in Maine. The dry weather greatly reduced the size and volume of some vegetables such as the carrots and potatoes this season. Carter said that other vegetables did well, and it helped to offset some of the low yields of the growing season. The farm has a small irrigation system that is good enough to get through a short dry spell, but they were not able irrigate enough to make up for the lack of rain this year.

Worsening drought leaves Maine farms, wells in bad shape

“I’ve never seen it this dry, ever,” Ann Carter said. “Without water, you’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, what are we going to do?”

Backyard chickens: Preparing your flock for the cooler temperatures ahead