Food / Agriculture
To visit the more than 30 farmer's markets in Knox and Lincoln Counties, please visit HERE
To view all farmer’s markets in Maine, please visit HERE
A few Lincoln County farms participate in nearby farmers markets. To visit the farmer's market in Bath, please visit HERE
To view the Facebook page for the Wiscasset farmer’s market, please visit HERE
Food Security Resources
To view the numerous food pantries in Lincoln County, please visit HERE
A list below will lead you to Facebook pages, or associated webpages of the numerous food pantry and summer meal locations in Lincoln County.
Boothbay Region Food Pantry, please visit HERE
Ecumencial Food Pantry (serving Damariscotta, Nobleboro, and Newcastle), please visit HERE
Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, please visit HERE
St. Phillip’s Church (located in Wiscasset), please visit HERE
Lincoln County Summer Meals provides over 13,000 free and healthy meals to children 0-18 during the summer months. Please visit their Facebook page HERE. The sites are open to ANY CHILD/TEENAGER 18 YEARS AND YOUNGER. There is no paperwork, or registration required. For the list of sites and weekly schedule, please go HERE.
Please visit the USDA’s Summer Meal Site Finder HERE to find where the ten closest locations to you are for accessing summer meals.
Please visit the Maine Network of Community Food Council HERE whose mission is to help increase the amount of local food systems here in Maine.
Please visit the Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program’s website HERE whose mission is to help provide healthy food for those who are hungry.
For those wanting to pursue a career in farming, or are a beginner farmer with little experience, please visit the Maine Farmland Trust’s website HERE. Maine Farmland Trust consults those who want to pursue a career in farming.
Please visit the Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine website HERE as numerous resources are listed for beginning farmers.
Please visit Maine Harvest Bucks website HERE for those wanting more information on using EBT and SNAP dollars to receive healthy, local food at farmer’s markets, farm stands, and CSA programs.
Please visit the Spectrum Generations USDA Commodities Supplemental Food Program website HERE whose goal is to focus on disabled and older adults health, wellness, and nutrition.
Check out the Maine Food Atlas!
The Maine Food Atlas is a beautiful new website, currently in beta form, that can offer free marketing for your farm. The site was designed by the Maine Network of Community Food Councils to map the Maine food system but allows farmers, food entrepreneurs and other food-based entities to "put themselves on the map." Called "curated crowd sourcing," food businesses create a profile including any information, photos and links. Local food councils can help create the listings.
Check out the following pages for an idea of the richness of each site's listing:
Alan Day Community Garden
Pat Verrill (Harvest Maine Produce)
Cold Spring Ranch
Contact Ken Morse at [email protected] for more information or to receive assistance from your local food council.
Through local food asset mapping, Community Food Councils are actively exploring and documenting their regional food systems. This work provides essential baseline information necessary for rebuilding community food systems, assuring greater food security for all, and improving the social, economic, environmental, and health impacts of our food.
The Maine Food Atlas encourages diverse food operators—growers, processors, farm to school groups, food security organizations—to use the website and put themselves “on the map.” Users can establish free Maine Food Atlas accounts, which allow them to richly describe their work, load photos, and independently manage their postings over time.
It is designed as a tool to help visualize and organize the food system in Maine. Go here to see it!
2017 USDA Agriculture Census
According to the USDA, Lincoln County, is home to 309 farms and 6,497 acres of total cropland.
Check out the 2017 Ag Census for Maine, by County!! Click HERE
Medomak Valley High School Heirloom Seed Project
The Heirloom Seed Project at Medomak Valley needs to continue its great work throughout the summer, with their Summer Teen Agriculture Crew. Read here about the PROJECT.