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High supply and weak Canadian dollar worry Maine blueberry growers

Although wild blueberry lovers might welcome the news that this year’s crop wasn’t affected by the recent drought, growers of the berry are facing another season of high supply and the...

Ahead of Election Day, coalition pushes for new marijuana regulations

Maine Professionals for Regulating Marijuana, a group of Maine business leaders and professionals, is pushing for better regulations of the state’s marijuana industry in anticipation of...

Impact of drought minimal for central Maine’s apple crop

Although the drought that has afflicted Maine farmers for much of the summer has been bad news for crops like lettuce and broccoli, the state’s upcoming apple season appears to have weathered...

Maine growers urged to produce clean medical cannabis

Maine's trend toward organic fruits and vegetables has stoked an interest from medical marijuana caregivers to know more about the quality and standards of the cannabis they sell to patients.

Maine’s Tempest in a Teapot in national contest to divine the best tea

Instead of reading tea leaves, Tempest in a Teapot’s co-owners Tammy Smith and Rebecca Emerson will wait until later this month to find out whether their Holy Cranberry Tea wins at the North...

Good Shepherd Food Bank gets $3M to buy food locally

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The Good Shepherd Food Bank was awarded $3 million by the Finance Authority of Maine to purchase locally sourced produce and seafood to be distributed to hunger relief programs across the state...

Morning Dew Farm turns to crowdfunding in hopes of 68-acre purchase

Brendan McQuillen and Brady Hatch, the husband-and-wife owners of the Newcastle-based Morning Dew Farm, have launched a crowdfunding campaign with hopes of purchasing an expansive plot of land in...

On the Record with Carlos Quijano, founder of Coast of Maine Organic Products

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An avid gardener and composter, Quijano found himself more and more intrigued with how Maine handled (or didn't handle) waste from various industries — the fisheries, saw mills and blueberry...

$573K fed grant expands Wolfe's Neck Farm training program

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Wolfe's Neck Farm snags a $573,256 grant to help other organic dairy farmers via its training program.

Weeds got your goat? Fight back with a herd

We all have food preferences that bring out the eww factor from others. Take weeds. That’s something even a churlish child wouldn’t gnaw on.

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