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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

  • Agricultural Poster Contest in the Five Town Schools
    Dear Teachers and Students: Where does food come from? If you’re like many Americans, the answer is the grocery store. And frankly, that disturbs me. The grocery store isn’t where food comes from - it’s just from where it’s distributed.... [read more]
  • 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]

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

April 29 - June 3 Spring Farm Hands Session

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 spring session will be held on Wednesday afternoons beginning April 29 from 3:15-4:30pm 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.

May 9 - Calf Unveiling Day

Please join us for our open house event here at Aldermere Farm. This is an opportunity for the community to visit with the new calves and the rest of the herd. There will also be other farmers who will be on site with their goods and animals for you to enjoy. The event is scheduled for 10:00am-3:00pm.

Farmers Registration Form 2015.pdf

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.

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