|The 40 Best College Farms|
College Ranker - 9/20/2015. These colleges have also created outstanding hands-on experiences for their students and community through establishing organic farms, farm to school programs, farm stands, wholesale options, extensive research and much more. [The list includes UNH, UMaine, COA, Bowdoin.]
|Maine blueberry harvest slightly below average in 2015|
CentralMaine.com - 9/19/2015. By Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press - Several factors contributed to this summer's middling year, including cold spring weather that wasn't optimal for bees to pollinate the blueberries, University of Maine horticulture professor David Yarborough said. The berries also suffered from die-off during the winter months and a dry summer, he said.
|Temple family brings Maine birch syrup to market|
Daily Bulldog - 9/19/2015. Until recently available only from Alaska or Canada, birch syrup is now being produced in the northeast. The Temple Tappers, a family-run enterprise and the first commercial birch syrup producer in Maine, will begin selling their award-winning syrup this fall.