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Young refugees and immigrants at the Boyd Street Urban Farm in Portland grow food for low-income seniors in the neighborhood.  The program is one of many successful farming programs operated by Cultivating Community.

Will Bonsall (left front) grows hundreds of varieties of heirloom seed potatoes at his

Khadighar Farm in Industry.

John Bunker is well-known for his

expertise of heirloom apples.

The Spiller Farm in Wells has grown

incredible amounts of food for the

hungry in southern Maine.

Phil and Jackie Doak chose to raise Kathahdin

sheep in their retirement at Sunrise Farm

in Woodland.

Farmers markets around Maine offer great discounts to low income individuals through the EBT program. This photo was taken at the North Berwick Farmers’ Market.

Dottie Bell raises Scottish Highlanders

at Thunder Hill Farm in Waterford.

Calendar Island Mussel Company

operates out of Casco Bay.

Henry Perkins has been a leader in

experimenting with the use of sunflowers for

biodiesel and for sunflower oil production.

Ninety-three-year-old Stan Brown has

been raising bees since he was a young

boy.  Brown’s Bee Farm is located in

North Yarmouth.

Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick has strong

community ties with its lease from the Brunswick-

Topsham Land Trust and its thriving CSA -

Community Supported Agriculture program.

Deer are raised at Applegate Deer Farm in

West Newfield.  The farm sells venison and antler


Deborah Chadbourne of Rasmussen Farm in

Freeman Township has been integral to the success of farmers markets in western Maine.