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Category: Economics, Agriculture, Food processing

Historical Items

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Item 13484

Cider Press, Lovell, 1892

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society Date: 1892 Location: Lovell Media: Photographic print

Item 16386

Egg Carrier, c. 1920

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Littleton Media: tin

Item 16387

Acme Egg-grading Scale, 1924

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: 1924-06-24 Location: Littleton; St. Paul Media: aluminum

Exhibits

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Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

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.

Exhibit

Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

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.

My Maine Stories

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Ah, les Fameuse Ployes!
by Alain Ouellette

Growing up in an Acadian French family and eating ployes