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Portland Press Herald – How a Van Buren-based vegetable processor went from triumph to shutdown

The bad news arrived right around Labor Day. Northern Girl’s customer Whole Foods, which had been buying nearly 3,000 pounds of its fresh harvest medley every week – cleaned, cubed and ready to be roasted and served up in the … Continue reading

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Bangor Daily News- Program for Feeding Those Food Insecure in Aroostook Reaps National Attention

Although we sadly acknowledge news of Northern Girl closing its doors, we also want to acknowledge the positive impacts that this processing facility had in Aroostook County and beyond. Farmers, food banks, social service agencies such as Catholic Charities, employees, … Continue reading

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SMM article in the Bangor Daily News – “You don’t have to be a farmer to play a role in Maine’s local food scene”

BELMONT, Maine ― When Mike and Christa Bahner, of Bahner Farm in Belmont, had a hoop house collapse under the weight of snow a couple of winters ago, the couple didn’t have time to go through the red tape process … Continue reading

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National Fisherman – Shuckin’ and Thrivin’: Scallop futures in the Gulf of Maine

New England’s small-boat scallopers are not just diving and dragging for their catch. They’re driving to change the way it’s managed. “My biggest worry is that we just have a fishery to work on,” says Kristan Porter, 46, a scallop … Continue reading

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Maine Harvest Credit Project – Sun Journal

“Supporters Hope to Organize First-in-the-Country Food and Farming Credit Union”   Read the full article here.

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RSF Social Finance – Harvesting Capital for Maine’s Food Economy

With eight thousand plus farms in Maine, New England’s northernmost state is also its most agricultural. Since 2007, agricultural sales in the Pine Tree State have grown an astonishing 24 percent. But before you celebrate, consider this: financing small farms … Continue reading

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Bangor Daily – Northern Girl Closes its Doors

Sadly, Northern Girl Food Processor has chosen to close it doors and is looking for a suitable buyer for the business.  Read full article here.

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Zest Magazine features Slow Money Maine in their current issue

Check out the latest article about Slow Money Maine in the current issue of Zest magazine.  If you’d like a hard copy to share with others, we will have some available at our gathering next Wednesday in Gardiner! Read the … Continue reading

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Portland Press Herald – Maine man tackles commercial fishing – without a net

Tim Rider, New England Fish Mongers, is bringing back an old style of fishing groundfish…. by rod and reel.  Read the full article from the Portland Press Herald here PS — Come sample some of Tim’s fish at the next … Continue reading

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Lincoln County News – Waldoboro Couple Revitalizes Farm with Creamery and Sawmill

Two new Waldoboro residents are revitalizing a 40-acre farm overlooking the Medomak River off Friendship Road in Waldoboro. Allison Lakin and Neal Foley moved to East Forty Farm and Dairy in October 2016, looking to utilize the property to house … Continue reading

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