Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1993 Location: Mount Desert Client: Roger Ackerman, Architect: M. B. Ducher; Landscape Design Associates
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.
Dingley Corn Shop where corn from area was husked and canned. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.
Dingley Corn Shop in Farmington Falls. Bushels of corn are in foreground. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.