Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.
From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.
Corn Canning Industry E. S. Dingley Corn Shop crew and huskers, Farmington Falls, ca. 1900Item Contributed byFarmington Historical Society By…
Corn Yield Contest in Maine. She grew 175 bushels per acre of a hybrid corn. Comparing her yield with Clarence Titcomb's, she grew 2,450 lbs.
… grist mill allowed the first crops of wheat and corn to be milled into flour, which greatly increased the kinds of food the settlers ate, as well…