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Maine farmers markets see major increase

The number of outdoor farmers markets in Maine has doubled in the last eight years, according to data from the state.The

Gardiner Food Co-op & Café awarded $90K grant

The Gardiner Food Co-op & Café has been awarded a $90,000 Community Development Block Grant to create new jobs with the opening of its storefront in late May.

DeCosters get jail sentence for tainted eggs

A father and son who previously operated egg farms in Maine have been sentenced to three months in jail for their involvement with a 2010 salmonella outbreak.

Naturally Potatoes' $7.5M expansion nearly done

Pineland Farms Naturally Potatoes has nearly finished its $7.5 million expansion in Mars Hill.Rodney McCrum, the company’s...

MOFGA joins lawsuit against USDA

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and another Maine group have joined a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, challenging the process behind a 2013...

Lucy Benjamin talks about the origin and growth of Lucy's Granola

Lori Valigra |

Lucy Benjamin opened her door to loud knocking one Saturday morning. The looks from the children staring up at her said it all: Where was her cake for the East Blue Hill...

Maine farmers: Cultivating a profit from organics

Lori Valigra |

Organic farmers will tell you it's all about the soil. But sitting at any farmhouse kitchen table, it's clear that's where organic farming plays out, starting with the inevitable bookkeeping ledger...

Grant to boost Maine-grown food for low earners

The Maine Farmland Trust has received a $250,000 federal grant to help increase access to Maine-grown fruits and vegetables for low-income earners in Maine.

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.

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