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New Beat Farm

Adrienne Lee and Ken Lamson farm to a new beat – with a combination of horse and human power. Photos courtesy of New Beat Farm. Young Farmers Integrate Horse Power into a Modern System By Holli Cederholm Farming with horses requires a different rhythm, attest Adrienne Lee and Ken Lamson while reflecting on the name

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Axis

Peggy Schuler and her husband, Ken, started Axis Natural Foods in 1970. The store, now in Auburn, continues to be an important resource for healthful products. Maine’s Longest-Operating Health Food Store By Rebecca Goldfine When Peggy Schuler started out in the business of selling organic and natural food in the early 1970s, officials in Maine

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Payson

Louise Payson She is considered a pioneer of American landscape architecture. Her prominence in the “Golden Age of American gardens” was acknowledged in some of the leading publications of her time. As a woman practicing in what historically had been a male-dominated field, she helped redefine the character and qualities that established the distinctiveness of

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Lisa Turner

Lisa Turner stands among her tomatoes in July. Lamb photo. By Jane Lamb Like many another organic true believer, Lisa Turner was captivated by the prospect of year-round fresh veggies as promised in Eliot Coleman’s Four Season Gardening. “It’s a fabulous book for families,” she says. “If you want to have your own little greenhouse,

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Tofu and Tempeh, Made in Maine

Maho Hisakawa and Jeff Wolovitz and their daughter Ina. Photo by Polly Shyka. Heiwa Tofu production facility at the Knox Mill in Camden. Photo by Polly Shyka. By Polly Shyka Soybeans are not a traditional Maine crop. Most are grown in the Midwest and are a key ingredient in animal feeds. According to the USDA,

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Curra Family Farm

  Peter Curra at the Common Ground Country Fair Farmers’ Market. English photo Celebrating Five Decades of Farming By Holli Cederholm Peter and Susan Curra are not from Maine, although they have been farming here long enough that no one thinks otherwise. The farm and family history is rooted in Massachusetts soil, where they met,

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Shalom Orchard

Charlotte Young and Jim Baranski offer a diversity of crops and products at Shalom Orchard in Franklin, Maine. Jane Lamb photo. By Jane Lamb Not many turkeys, organic or otherwise, can enjoy a 360-degree view of scenic Hancock County and beyond, from the Schoodic hills to the east, the Acadia mountains to the south, the

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Ben Wilcox

Ben and Song with a spectacular morning glory in front of their home. All photos by Jane Lamb. By Jane Lamb Faithful patrons of the Camden Farmers’ Market were disappointed to learn in May that Ben Wilcox and his partner, Song Emery, would no longer be there purveying fresh organic produce from Part ‘n Parcel

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Treble Ridge Farm

Rufus Percy, with Lowell on board, treats sows to a cool shower on a hot July day. English photo. By Jean English Treble Ridge Farm in Whitefield is a MOFGA-certified-organic, diversified farm – and one of an increasing number of MOFGA farms to include, in various ways, multiple generations and a supportive agricultural community. Owners

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Amish

Horses power woodworking tools and a grain mill at the Copps’ family farm in Thorndike. Holli Cederholm photo. Living Grains Bakery and Locust Grove Woodworks By Holli Cederholm Kenneth and Katie Copp moved their Old Order Amish Mennonite family, and their family business, to Thorndike, Maine, just over a year after Amish families started settling

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