‘Growing Maine’ Video Released for Maple Season

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched an ongoing documentary video series featuring Maine farmers and food producers telling their stories. “Growing Maine” debuts with Pat and Ed Jillson, owners of Jillson’s Farm in Sabattus, telling the story of their family farm against the backdrop of last year’s Maine Maple Sunday.

The video series helps consumers get to know their food sources better, as farmers and producers share a bit “behind the scenes” of how decisions are made. For those aspiring to farm, the videos are a way to hear directly from farmers and producers about what is most important to them.

UMaine Extension helps support and grow the food-based economy statewide, and is the only entity that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, education, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated.

Videos in the Growing Maine series can be viewed online. Viewers also have the opportunity to suggest future story ideas for new videos that will be released throughout the year. For more information contact Leslie Forstadt, 207.581.3487, leslie.forstadt@maine.edu.