Maine Grains Rise to the Occasion

Maine Grains Rise to the Occasion

Sirvinta. Einkorn. Black emmer. Red fife. They have been in Maine far longer than you have. These are just a few varieties of wheat that were a staple of the Maine diet for hundreds of years. Harvested by scythe, they were transported in horse-drawn wagon to the...
How to build a regional grain economy from scratch

How to build a regional grain economy from scratch

Start by renovating the town jail. Then add flour December 22nd , 2016 by Amy Halloran , New Food Economy Six years ago, Erik LeVine and his partner Rod Lane lost their cable service. They were drug addicts and the bill just didn’t get paid. Tapping in to their...
Maine Grain Alliance in Skowhegan gets $50,000 grant

Maine Grain Alliance in Skowhegan gets $50,000 grant

The grant is one of four awards from the Maine Technology Institute’s Cluster Initiative Program BY DOUG HARLOW, STAFF WRITER, MORNING SENTINEL SKOWHEGAN — The Skowhegan-based Maine Grain Alliance got a boost this week with the announcement of a $50,000 grant...
Craft beer goes back to its Maine roots

Craft beer goes back to its Maine roots

Sixteen Counties, the new beer from Allagash Brewing Co., sources all of its grains and malts from Maine. By Meredith Goad, Portland Press Herald In the world of wine, it’s fashionable to talk about terroir – that sense of place that local climate, soils and terrain...