Just How Sustainable Is Local Agriculture in the Midcoast?

      Posted On: August 24, 2018

Every year since 2013, Maine has secured the number- two spot on the national “Locavore Index,” a measure of commitment to the availability and consumption of healthy local food. (www.strollingoftheheifers.com/- locavore/) The culture surrounding fresh food is becoming one of the state’s greatest lures — for visitors and for new farmers. In a state survey, nearly 60 percent of visitors ranked the state’s cuisine as the reason for their stay (there’s even a blog now devoted to Rockland’s food scene, eatrockland.com). Between 2007 and 2012, the number of young farmers in Maine rose nearly 30 percent, with Waldo County alone adding more than 200 farms.