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Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

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Drying Beans on the Farm, Sanford, ca. 1900

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Drying Beans on the Farm, Sanford, ca. 1900 / Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Farming in Maine preceded the arrival of European settlers in Maine in the early seventeenth century. Some Indians already had been farming, growing beans, squash, and corn.

Early settlers needed to farm for sustenance, growing crops that could feed themselves and their animals.

Farming has changed considerably since the seventeenth century, but remains a factor in Maine's economy and community life.

 

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