MADE IN MAINE
Winterport floorcloth maker Addie Peet takes raw canvas and turns it into art for your feet. Muddy boots welcome — and wet dogs, too.
Dixie Shaw has a vision for feeding the hungry in Aroostook County, and her success has received national attention.
Karagen Stone, a three-sport athlete who doesn’t lack for confidence, said she’d like to tell other teenage girls that they shouldn’t limit their dreams based on what’s expected of them. “Girls can get dirty,” she said. “If there’s something you want to do, do it.”
The questions surrounding food systems come from a variety of different angles. As food makes its way from soil to mouth, the issues that it intersects with are scientific, environmental, social, economic and political.
Since opening the retail shop in 2013 the couple has been surprised to see just how many Mainers are passionate about tea. They regularly get customers who travel from as far away as Millinocket and Ellsworth just to buy tea.
PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS
“I like people to feel like they’re escaping, when they come to the general store.”
Eighteen municipalities across Maine have already adopted food sovereignty ordinances.
“In order to really see how well it eases the drought, we have to see … how quickly it melts.”
“Farmers are makers, and artists are makers, and they seem to have a lot of shared passion for our rural environments and heritage here in Maine.”