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Explore Farms & Products

Save the dates – Statewide events:

Let Real Maine be your guide to upcoming Real Maine activities and events celebrating Maine farms and products year-round:

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Why Buy Local?

Readily accessible, and an assorted variety

In every season of the year, local agricultural products are vital in feeding the people of Maine.

Readily accessible, and an assorted variety

In every season of the year, local agricultural products are vital in feeding the people of Maine.

Explore Maine Farms and Products

Activities like Open Farm Day, Artisan Bread Fair, Wild Blueberry Weekend, Maine Cheese Festival, Open Creamery Day, Maine Wine Trail, Apple Sunday, Fall Fiber Tour & Trail, and Maine Maple Sunday, are ways to connect to Maine farms and farm products. They are fun and educational too!

Did you know?

Ice cream trails: did you know that Maine offers some of the best ice cream in the world!? Enjoy award-winning batches with Maine ingredients from the many scoop shops and stores!

Asli Hassan, Fresh Start Farms

“I grew up in a refugee camp. It was always my mom’s dream to farm. My favorite things to grow are carrots and husk cherries because my kids love to eat them.”

Celebrate Dairy Month in June

“I feel fortunate to live and farm in a state that understands how far reaching our farm work is. Our dairies are truly the backbone of our rural communities… I hope we call can think about the dairy farm family connected to our favorite products, and the care and effort that is exerted every day to feed our communities,” — Annie Watson, Sheepscot Valley Farm in Whitefield

Maine is home to an estimated 11 million apple trees, according to the Maine Forest Service.

Open Farm Day – the fourth Sunday in July

Farms across Maine invite visitors to their businesses. Bring your questions about agriculture, and your taste for outdoor adventure for this rain or shine activity.

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