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With a market glut, Passamaquoddy Tribe won't harvest its blueberries

The Passamaquoddy Tribe's company, Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Co., won't be harvesting its more than 1,000 acres of blueberries, due to a market glut that's leaving growers without buyers as well...

Maine Food Insider: Thousands of 'grainiacs' expected to flock to Skowhegan

Lori Valigra |

Skowhegan's Artisan Bread Conference, now in its eleventh year, is expected to attract more than 3,000 attendees and its related Kneading Conference some 250 participants coming from all over the...

Lincolnville winery wins three 'double gold' medals in international competition


Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville won 18 awards, including three Double Gold Medals, at the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Beyond mushroom soup: Maine growers cultivate gourmet mushrooms

Lori Valigra |

Maine chefs, farmers looking to diversify their crops and home growers all have been embracing unique mushrooms in recent years. That's led to a local mushroom scene not unlike the early days of the...

Maine wild blueberry growers get $10M 'bonus buy'


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved spending up to $10 million through its “bonus buy” program to purchase Maine wild blueberries.

Aroostook Beef gets into retail to expand reach

The owners of the Aroostook Beef Co. in New Canada are opening a retail operation in Fort Kent to expand their customer base.

Pingree, organic farmer/politician, to receive Beard award


U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, was selected to be one of six recipients this year for the seventh annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Award.

Maine’s cold spring delays some crops

Some crops have been delayed by the cold and wet spring, but are still expected to be abundant this year.

Maine Food Insider: Food startups can access $500K in new funding

Lori Valigra |

Funding can be tough to get for startup food and beverage companies, but a new loan fund totaling $500,000 combining local, regional and state monies aims to ease that challenge.

In tight industrial market, even unlisted properties sell

Laurie Schreiber |

A 42,000-square-foot warehouse/storage building, at 360 Civic Center Drive in Augusta, was never listed.