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New Maine credit union to focus on small farms

Two finance professionals are planning to launch the Maine Harvest Credit Union, a credit union that will focus on helping small farms buy land and equipment.

Feds give $97K to Gorham farm

Plowshares Community Farm in Gorham is receiving a $97,000 federal grant to boost local food production.

Down East producer of Kelp Krunch and Dulse seaweed products plans $1.5M expansion

LAURIE SCHREIBER |

A Down East company that turns sea vegetables into tasty treats is expanding.

Portland Food Co-op membership tops 2,000

Lori Valigra |

Membership in the Portland Food Co-op is nudging toward 2,100, exceeding

Investor aids with opening of Gardiner Co-op

A group’s plan to open a cooperative grocery store in Gardiner is moving forward after announcing that an angel investor will purchase a downtown building to house the...

Feds sue Maine farm over sexual harassment

A farm in Lincoln County is being sued by the federal government over allegations that men were allowed to sexually harass female workers and that it enabled a hostile working...

Author Mary Quinn Doyle documents the changes in Maine's farms and their economic importance

Lori Valigra |

Walking amid the Holstein cows at Benson Farm in Gorham, writer and photographer Mary Quinn Doyle seems at home, petting a calf while scoping out the dairy and composting operations. And...

Portland Food Co-op to open soon

The Portland Food Co-op in the India Street neighborhood is expected to open its 5,000-square-foot storefront within the next few weeks.

Maine gets funds to develop hops industry

A new federal grant will support 10 agricultural initiatives in Maine, including one that aims to develop a hops industry that would support the state's growing craft beer...

Feds give $1.2M to boost Maine food production

Organizers running food production efforts across the state are receiving $1.25 million in federal funds, in part to expand access to healthy food in rural areas.

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