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<p>Visiting the coast, you’ll see our working fishermen in action—perhaps hauling lobster from the deeps or farming oysters on the rivers.</p>
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Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

Commercial farming, fishing, and forestry are historically rooted in the DownEast Acadia way of life. Today, locals cherish those traditions not only as essential livelihoods but as a way to showcase the best Maine has to offer.

Traveling through the region, you’ll notice our vast blueberry barrens, cranberry bogs, and potato fields. In recent years, farm entrepreneurs have expanded their agricultural products. Did you know we’re home to one of the most significant broccoli growers east of the Mississippi?

Visiting the coast, you’ll see our working fishermen in action—perhaps hauling lobster from the deeps or farming oysters on the rivers.

All of that translates directly to your palate. You’ll find fresh seafood, produce, dairy products, meats, flowers, even solar-evaporated Maine sea salt in every type of outlet—from supermarkets to corner groceries to restaurants to farmers markets and farmstands. Fishermen sell their hauls to local retailers, but you’re also likely to find them selling from the back of their truck or fresh off the boat. You can visit some farms to pick-your-own. And then there are the artisanal treats on offer! Jams, jellies, pies, cheeses, microbrews prepared from Maine-grown hops—lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, anyone?

Many of our small farms are organic. And some offer educational outreach and open farm days.  That includes places like Robertson’s Sea Tours and Adventures, where you can haul a lobster trap; the Downeast Institute with its preeminent marine research laboratory and education center; Tide Mill Organic Farm, a 200-year-old working farm with educational opportunities; farm stay opportunities at Hatch Knoll Farm; and the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, with various public programs.

Further inland, you’ll start to see the logging roads that lead to our famed timber production lands—a massive $8.5 billion industry that employs thousands. Some companies allow public use of their lands.

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