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.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
… 1866." He drew an apple tree and an individual apple. Below the tree Martin wrote, "1866 This tree produced ten apples, color & size as below, the…
… tree was the Ladies blush a small red & green apple a prolific bearer & resembled the snow or Famouse apple this tree bore every year a loaded crop…
… Belles Early apple, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description On the first page of "John…