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Farming in Maine, booming or glooming?

As September quickly descended into October, Maine people are finding themselves at the end of yet another busy growing season. Gardens in Maine begin anywhere from February to April. Seeds are carefully dropped into soil, kept in planters until they have begun to sprout, and transferred into the ground when the frost is finally put … Continued

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The Bar Harbor of the Past

Typically, when anyone plans a trip to Maine, Bar Harbor ranks high on their list of places to visit. Home of Maine’s only national park, Acadia, a variety of quaint little shops and restaurants, and sailboat tours, Bar Harbor is a tourist’s dream. Its incredible natural beauty and a variety of places to explore make … Continued

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2022 Maine Foliage Guide, From a Local

It may still feel like summer in some parts of the state, but in Downeast Maine, the arrival of fall is definitely here. Pumpkin spice is offered again at Dunkins, the morning air is crisp and fresh, and the stream of traffic through my small coastal town is dwindling. On drives through central Maine, my … Continued

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Canning in Maine: A Timeless Tradition

We’ve been doing a whole lot of talking about various seasons in the past few blog posts, and we don’t have any intention of stopping! As summer winds down and slowly gives way to the cooler air and shorter days of fall, we Mainers are enjoying the fruits of a laborious season. Summer is the … Continued

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2022 Blueberry Season, From a Farmer

The Magical Fruit! Folks from outside of Maine may not have any idea how intricately the seasons play a role in the overall perception of the state. Lobster season, blueberry season, pothole season, hunting season, and mud season all are crucial components in the state’s economy. Well.. pothole season may be the exception!  Writing this, … Continued

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