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Program offers instruction, assistance to help farmers scale up to reach wholesale markets

The program is in its third year and aims to help small farmers reach wholesale markets.
Nancy Durand Lanson, originally of Paris and who describes herself as a healer who uses Tibetan singing bowls in her work, talks about recently moving with her family to an old wooden house in Monroe.

French family settles into Maine homestead

“It felt like we didn’t have the time just to be,” Nancy Durand Lanson said. “I realized that was what I was missing.”
Jessica and Brian Farrar, owners of Maine Water Buffalo Co. in Appleton, began the dairy side of their business in 2013. Milking once a day, they make mozzarella cheese, buffalo milk feta cheese that they call &quotbuffeta," soft spreadable cheeses, yogurt and gelato. They sell their products at farmers markets in Union, Belfast, Camden and Rockland.

Creamery, meat farm looks to double water buffalo herd

In the seven years since the Maine farm began, the Farrars have carved out a stronghold for their niche product, expanded their water buffalo herd, opened a farm store, established a creamery, and now, they’re looking to double the size of their herd to meet growing demand.

Cow dead after vandalism spree at local dairy farms

500 of the thousand-plus pound Holsteins were wandering around the farm and Hill Road.
Attendees convened Monday at the Maine Farmland Trust's second annual Farmland Access Conference, where the focus was the 400,000 acres of farmland in the state that is poised to change hands over the next decade.

Access to farmland crucial for short-term and long-term growth of Maine agriculture

“We have a lot of people who want to farm, and so the question for us is how do we make it possible.”
Sen. Angus King gives remarks on local agriculture and aquaculture during the 2016 Maine Food Network Gathering on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

Why local food must grow in Maine but stay true to its roots

“We’re sitting in one of the world’s great brands, it’s called Maine.”

Much of Maine still considered in severe drought despite rain

All this rainfall still doesn’t mean that the drought is over.

A lofty view


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Clamming in Searsport near Searsport Island in Maine.

$32K grant to fund equipment for Maine’s marine biotoxin testing program

A few months after domoic acid was detected at harmful levels along Maine’s coast, the state has received a $32,000 grant to improve its ability to test for the presence of the toxin.