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Aldermere Farm

Aldermere Farm, a landmark of midcoast Maine, is one of the world's premier breeders of Belted Galloway cattle. The 136-acre farm is owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, ecological diversity, and working landscapes of the Maine coast. The Trust maintains Aldermere as a working farm and educational center, helping visitors deepen their appreciation for land conservation and sustainable agriculture.

Aldermere Farm News

  • Aldermere Cow Wins "Show Dam of the Year"
    The Belted Galloway Society, Inc. has announced the Lifetime and Yearly Awards. Excerpt below from the US Beltie News, January 2015 Show Dam of the Year, Aldermere Xanderlee 32345B, continues to build her legacy as one of the signature females... [read more]
  • Year In Review: 2014
    The year started with strong sales of the farm’s 100% grass-fed beef, which is only available a couple of times a year. Strong beef sales continued throughout the year ending with the highest beef sales since the farm started selling... [read more]
  • Fifteen Years and On the Way to Forever
    When Albert Chatfield Jr., original owner of Aldermere Farm, passed away in the fall of 1999 the farm transferred into the hands of Maine Coast Heritage Trust to own and manage. This gift occurred because of the great amount of... [read more]

Featured Story

Hiring the 2015 Erickson Fields Teen Ag Crew

Maine Coast Heritage Trust seeks independent, creative, hardworking teens ages 14-18 to work part-time this spring and fall and full-time in the summer growing vegetables for food pantries and schools. Successful applicants should be able to work as a team... Read more.

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Upcoming Events

Lawns to Garden Workshop - Saturday, May 30

Would you like to turn part of your lawn into a productive garden? Erickson Fields Preserve is offering a workshop from 10:00am - 1:00pm on “lasagna gardening,” a no-till, no-dig technique achieved by layering organic matter. This workshop is open and free to the public for all interested gardeners and farmers. The workshop will be led by Ellie Brown at Erickson Fields Preserve located at 124 West Street, Rockport. For more info and to register please call the Aldermere Farm Office at: 236-2739 or email jlucas@mcht.org

June 22 - Aldermere Farm Visitor Center Opens

The visitor center is staffed by dedicated volunteers who have a passion for our Belted Galloways and Aldermere Farm. Beef and retail items such as hats, stuffed belties, cards, shirts and stickers are available for purchase at the visitor center.

July 7 - August 11 Summer Farm Hands Session (Tuesday)

Farm Hands is the premier youth program at Aldermere Farm where youth ages 12-18 work with the young Belted Galloway calves learning to halter train, groom, and lead them. This provides a community service to the Farm because it allows the calves to get use to being around people, and to be well tempered and manageable. Participants also learn about important agricultural, conservation, and environmental issues as well as skills such as team work, trust, and patience. Our first summer session will be held on Tuesday mornings beginning July 7 from 8:30-11:00am and will run for six weeks. Contact our office for a registration form at 236-2739 or jlucas@mcht.org. Sessions are limited to 8 participants.

July 9 - August 13 Summer Farm Hands Session (Thursday)

Farm Hands is the premier youth program at Aldermere Farm where youth ages 12-18 work with the young Belted Galloway calves learning to halter train, groom, and lead them. This provides a community service to the Farm because it allows the calves to get use to being around people, and to be well tempered and manageable. Participants also learn about important agricultural, conservation, and environmental issues as well as skills such as team work, trust, and patience. Our first summer session will be held on Thursday mornings beginning July 9 from 8:30-11:00am and will run for six weeks. Contact our office for a registration form at 236-2739 or jlucas@mcht.org. Sessions are limited to 8 participants.

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