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Abby Freethy puts a modern spin on Maine staples with Northwoods Gourmet Girl

Lori Valigra |

Home goods, simplicity, honesty, one jar at a time. These Maine qualities intrigued Pennsylvania native Abby Freethy, who visited and subsequently moved to Maine to tap...

LePage takes heat for delaying conservation bonds

Two environmental groups accused Gov. Paul LePage of withholding $11.5 million in voter-approved bonds for conservation projects.

Officials say Maine in midst of dairy license boom

Maine agriculture officials reported a record level of interest among farms in the state to get licenses to sell dairy products.

Panel hears measure to help farms, fisheries

A new bill being considered by the Legislature would help Maine’s farms and fisheries by directing the accrued interest in the Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund for competitive...

Maine farm trade group names new leader

Lisa Webster, the owner of North Star Sheep Farm in Windham, is the new president of the Agricultural Council of Maine.The Maine...

Chelsea Wagner: Marketing Hannaford's buy-local program

Lori Valigra |

Hannaford Supermarkets saw its sales volume of locally sourced produce rise 35% last year alone, mirroring a consumer trend toward farm-to-table foods. Though the supermarket had been...

Union dairy farm files for bankruptcy

Harris Hills Organic Dairy in Union has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, nearly a year after it took in cows that were rescued from a fire at a farm in Turner.

Ex-Preti attorney to lead blueberry commission

A former attorney at Portland-based Preti Flaherty has been named the new executive director of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine, the state’s blueberry trade...

Finding value in potatoes: Naturally Potatoes' growth gives hope for Aroostook's farms

James McCarthy |

On a recent vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Aroostook potato farmer Brent Grass sat down with his family at one of the resort's restaurants and noticed mashed potatoes were on...

Feds give $750K to train new Maine farmers

A Portland group has received a federal grant to train new farmers in Maine, with a focus on immigrants with limited resources and those who are socially disadvantaged.

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