Real Maine

Real Maine is a program of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. It connects people with Maine farmers and food producers. By sharing their stories and giving consumers access to authentic Maine farm products and experiences, we are supporting a sector that is an essential part of the Maine economy, regional food system, and the quality of life Maine people enjoy.

Who We Are

Meet the Real Maine Team

In Maine, agriculture is deeply woven into the fabric of our culture. Through the Real Maine agriculture promotions program, we encourage people to: 

  • Explore Maine farmers and producers 
  • Experience behind the scenes activities and events
  • Enjoy the year-round diverse offerings of agricultural products
  • Discover how innovative Maine farmers and producers are
  • Learn the importance of Maine’s agricultural community
  • Connect with hardworking farmers and food producers
  • Buy great Maine food, beverages, and products
  • Celebrate Maine farms and food businesses

What We Do

Celebrate Maine farms and food businesses.

Real Maine Membership

The Real Maine, agricultural promotions program, was created by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry to market Maine agricultural products. If your farm or business creates Maine agricultural products (grown or produced in the state) or agricultural experiences, sign up to become a member! 

Members may use the Real Maine logo on their products and packaging, may purchase marketing materials (such as stickers, banners, flags, and hang tags), and will be listed in our online, searchable member directory. Through local, regional, and national media, Real Maine invites everyone to explore, experience, discover, connect, and learn about Real Maine agriculture.

We are hearing more than ever that people are demanding more Maine-grown and made products. The word ‘Maine’ is synonymous with high-quality and integrity. The goal for Real Maine is to provide a fresh logo and a smart marketing and communications campaign that opens more doors for Maine agriculture. We believe this will help galvanize more local, regional, and national demand for our agricultural products.

AMANDA BEAL, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry