|Aroostook County native takes reins of Maine Grain Alliance|
Portland Press Herald - 7/24/2016. By Mary Pols - When the 10th annual Kneading Conference kicks off in Skowhegan this week, attendees will be introduced to Tristan Noyes, the new executive director of the Maine Grain Alliance. When it’s not hosting the wildly popular artisan bread fair, the alliance works to preserve and promote grain traditions, including bringing heritage wheats back into production in Maine. Noyes is an Aroostook County native who runs a [MOFGA-certifie organic] lettuce farm called Gromaine in the County with his younger brother. We called him up to find out what lettuce has to do with grain and what his plans are for the organization.
|Heirloom seed farmers make a home in Fort Fairfield|
Bangor Daily News - 7/24/2016. By Anthony Brino - On the same road as potato, grain and cattle farms in Fort Fairfield, Randel and Pam Agrella have a small farm with a distinctive purpose: preserving heirloom seeds.