the irresistible fleet of bicycles

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from maine to boston by ship: a local economy stunt by young farmers with a long view


THIS MONTH! The GREENHORNS’ MAINE SAIL FREIGHT will sail 11 tons of Maine-grown cargo from Maine to Boston aboard the beloved 131 foot traditional wooden schooner, Harvey Gammage. We will load cargo on August 23rd at Waterman’s  Community  Center at North Haven’s Fox Islands thoroughfare. The majority of cargo, 10 more tons, will come aboard on August 27th in Portland Harbor.

The  approximately  $70,000  worth  of  cargo,  packaged in traditional  boxes, will sail down the coast to Boston Harbor, where it will be celebrated and unloaded from the hold on August 30th at the Long Wharf (next to the Boston aquarium)! Then transported by a fleet of cherry red trailer bicycles to Boston public markets and other locations. The cargo will be pre-sold online, and also available for passers-by for purchase dockside. It comes in a few different size collections, from little canvas bundles to large wooden barrels. BUY MAINE SAIL FREIGHT GOODS NOW!

All events are free and open to the public! Please join us! Also, check out this great article about Maine Sail Freight in the Portland Press Herald.

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podcast: marada cook of northern girl, maine food entrepreneur

Click HERE to stream the podcast or download HERE from itunes.

Marada Cook is one of Maine’s most remarkable entrepreneurs. She’s part owner and manager of three Maine food companies, Northern Girl, Fiddler’s Green Farm, and Crown of Maine Organic, that repurpose, distribute, and sell Maine produce across the northeast and have become core to the regional food system. Join me for a conversation with Marada where she describes – in her understated way – the development of these three companies to where they are today. Recorded onsite at the Slow Money Maine conference. To listen to this episode on the Grow Maine Show, click HERE—->

Marada Cook of Northern Girl


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