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The Farm Stand becomes part of a South Portland neighborhood's transition

Lori Valigra |

In an effort to cut the distance from farm to fork, a vegetable farmer and a butcher shop owner decided to set up a year-round store selling fresh, local foods closer to the people who...

Maine's cheesemaking industry on the rise

Maine's artisanal cheese industry is the fastest-growing in the country, and it's close to reaching New York and Pennsylvania in terms of the state's number of retail cheesemakers.

Firm that had ties to DeCoster buys 3 egg farms

Three egg farms in Maine have been sold to Hillandale Farms, a Pennsylvania-based company that had close ties to Jack DeCoster, the Maine egg magnate who received a jail sentence earlier this year...

Two potato company workers charged with theft

Two employees at the Cyr Potato Corp. in St. David have been charged with stealing and selling roughly $45,000 worth of potatoes to residents and businesses for nearly five years.

China's appetite for lobster boosts prices in Maine

Demand for North American lobster, with its “good luck” red color and savory taste, is skyrocketing in China, along with prices.

More people eating their way through Maine

Food is an increasing draw in Maine both for tourists and locals wanting to know more about where what they eat is sourced and produced.

No marijuana farmers market for Portland

The Portland City Council has changed its mind on allowing a marijuana farmers market to operate at Deering Oaks park in August over concerns, in part, that marijuana would be available for sale and...

Barber Foods recalls 1.7M pounds of meat

Barber Foods in Portland has expanded a recent product recall to 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

Nervous Nellie's Jams & Jellies mixes food and art — and everything's still made by hand

Lori Valigra |

Anne and Peter Beerits, co-owners of Nervous Nellie's Jams & Jellies in Deer Isle, sell into a niche industry that keeps their business small, and...

A promise of higher ag yields: Aquaponics offers new source of food

Lori Valigra |

The eclectic local foodie scene will soon get a new source of fresh vegetables from Maine greenhouses that use aquaponics, an indoor ecosystem where plants grow in large tubs of water and...

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