A grain revolution is rising in Skowhegan

A grain revolution is rising in Skowhegan

A grain revolution is rising in Skowhegan By Sarah Walker Caron, Bangor Daily News In Aroostook County, farmer Jake Dyer is going with the grain. At Benedicta Grain Co., Dyer has his eye on the future, trying to look ahead to the next five to 10 years to anticipate...
Excerpt adapted from Amy Halloran’s The New Bread Basket

Excerpt adapted from Amy Halloran’s The New Bread Basket

This excerpt is adapted from Amy Halloran’s The New Bread Basket (August 2015) and is printed with permission from Chelsea Green Publishing. Every July, people come to central Maine to learn about breads and grain. The Kneading Conference takes over the Skowhegan...
How Skowhegan grew into Maine’s new bread basket

How Skowhegan grew into Maine’s new bread basket

How Skowhegan grew into Maine’s new bread basket by Whit Richardson SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A burgeoning industry focused on grain production in Somerset County was on display this week in Skowhegan. The Maine Grain Alliance hosted its sixth annual Kneading Conference on...
Craft Brewing, Malting

Craft Brewing, Malting

Kneading Conference gives rise to craft brewer’s plans for malt house Malt, a key ingredient in many beers, is only created by a handful of craft operations, a society Joel Alex, of Farmington, hopes to join. SKOWHEGAN — Joel Alex graduated from Colby College as...