Maine dairy farmers take on the Big Apple

Though New York City is an eclectic conglomeration of people from all walks of life, it’s rare that you will find a dairy farmer there. That wasn’t the case recently though, when more than 80 dairy farmers from New York and New England – all members of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative – took to the […]

FREE CHEESE! Do I have your attention?

cheese plate

   Cheese is one of those foods that I don’t think I have ever heard anyone say, “Yuck, cheese. I hate cheese.” More often I hear people say, “You know what would make that even better? If you added cheese.” Check out Pinterest. People are putting cheese in EVERYTHING – breakfast, entrees, desserts, S’mores. (Many […]

Maine Farm Days at home on Misty Meadows Farm

Maine Farm Days, Misty Meadows Farm

Maine Farm Days 2013 will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 21-22 at Misty Meadows Farm on Hill Road in Clinton. Admission is free and open to the public.   Running an 1,100 cow/1,050 acre dairy farm – milking 500 cows three times a day, planting and harvesting crops, making hay, cow […]

Family Matriarch Leads R.E. Hemond Dairy Farm

Maine Dairy Cow

Don’t miss the Buttermilk Buckwheat Crepe recipe at the end! At 93 (and a half) years old, Noella Hemond still has a strong hold on the dairy farm she and her husband Roland bought in 1945 in Minot. Her children and grandchildren play important roles in the day to day operations, but when it comes […]

Sitting Pretty at Chase’s Organic Dairy Farm

Vaughn and Laura Chase, owners of Chase's Organic Dairy Farm in Mapleton.

I’m headed to Mapleton (outside of Presque Isle) this weekend,  June 28-29, for Farm Fest at Maple Meadow Farms – two days of agriculture, nature, music, artisans and some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. The Maine Dairy Promotion Board has also organized the Farm Fest 5K Milk Run for Sunday morning at 8 a.m. Walkers welcome.   Don’t miss the […]

Muck boots and tiaras

Maine Dairy Princess Elida Mehuren (L) and Jr. Dairy Princess Emma Mehuren don't usually wear their tiaras and sashes to the barn.

With two princesses living under one roof, one might fear being overrun by tiaras, glass slippers, ball gowns and highfalutin ideals, but not in the Mehuren household. When a princess spends her days trudging through mud and manure and playing indentured servant to a herd of 80 dairy cows, it’s hard not to stay grounded. […]