Dear Friends of Maine Grains,
I have three exciting things to share this evening.
#1: Young farmers are choosing Somerset County, Maine. We have sons and daughters of back-to-the-landers, transplants... Read more
Local grains take root....
Dear Maine Grains Backers,
Happy Anniversary! One year and one week ago, you all took Maine Grains to the Kickstarter finish line and helped us launch flour milling operations. Now,... Read more
Maltsters. I learned this word this year. "One who makes or deals in malt".
Back in November, my miller, Julie, and I drove to Asheville, NC to meet up with... Read more
2012 will go down in Skowhegan's history books as the year a new gristmill launched flour milling operations out of the former Somerset County Jailhouse. Wild. It is still hard... Read more
We have flour!!!
Maine Grains celebrated its grand opening on September 8th and began the process of firing up the equipment!
Our first wheat, that our $75 backers will be receiving, comes from... Read more
Well hello Kickstarter! Maine Grains is pleased to report that we had a very successful Grand Opening celebration this past weekend, on September 8th. Despite a little rain, there were... Read more
Grain Farmers in Maine
Last week, we took in our first small load of grain, organic spelt and oats grown by Henry Perkins of Bullridge Farm in Albion. For being the first farmer to... Read more
A few weeks away......
Bins are up, dust collector is up, and the banging and clanking I hear today is a GOOD noise. This means that the pneumatic system which will blow grain into... Read more
Grain bins were constructed here at the mill last week. Once erected, they will hold bulk quantities of wheat and oats. We are busy getting the last of the equipment... Read more
Bumper Stickers are OUT!
Bumper stickers were mailed last week to those of you who contributed at the $25 level. Perhaps some of you have already received yours. Please let us know if yours... Read more
So what makes people give $63, or $28, or $2 to Kickstarter projects? I have been tickled to hear from many of you about what inspires you. These have got... Read more
Maine Grains has a lot to smile about tonight.
Twenty-nine days ago, my beloved college roommate and rowing pal, Jennifer Barefoot was the first to pledge to my Kickstarter project.... Read more
Race to the Finish Line!
Well we are thrilled that Kickstarter chose Maine Grains as a Staff Pick last week, which has resulted in a windfall of pledges. Thank you all!
We are also fortunate... Read more
WABI TV picked up the story this story today too. I am so lucky to have media support here in Maine.
Bangor Daily News
Wow. In under 24 hours, my local newspaper picked up my Kickstarter launch and aired an article. Thanks Bangor Daily News!