April 2019

Growing Local

Maine Farmland Trust is helping hundreds of families navigate generational transition and provided the support that would-be farmers need to create a viable future.

Sprig Woodwork

Sprig Woodwork

Mack and her sister, Amanda Slamm, spent the months after their father’s death teaching themselves to make cutting boards and pizza peels, and before long, they were selling them online and in local craft shops as Sprig Woodwork.

Slippery Business

Slippery Business

Sara Rademaker is working to keep elvers in Maine via her company, American Unagi, the only eel-farming venture in the state.

Out of Saison

In Saison

New England Distilling releases bottles of Rack IV Saison whiskey on April 6, Saison Day, an Allagash-spearheaded national celebration of the beer style.

The Long Haul

The Long Haul

After more than nine decades on the water, World War II veteran and Maine-art-lore inheritor John Olson can’t stop trapping lobsters.

Free the Udders!

Free the Udders!

A year-and-a-half ago, Maine’s landmark food-sovereignty law empowered towns to regulate their own dairy/pickle/poultry trade. So how is it changing the way farming communities do business?

Where in Maine

Our Favorite Letter(s)

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here are our favorite letters from February’s photo of Wood Island Lighthouse.