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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

  • 'The Farm,' down on the farm - By Dagney C. Ernest
    Rockport - On June 4, a day before two of the class members were to graduate after fives years in the Transitional Life Skills program, the Adaptive Art Class students Camden Hill REgional HIgh School brought “The Farm” … to... [read more]
  • Spotlight on…Volunteer Pam MacBrayne
    Pam MacBrayne has lived next door to Aldermere Farm for 23 years and remembers well when it was privately owned. While beautiful, it was clearly someone else’s farm with limited access. Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s mission to share the farm... [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]

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

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.

July 25 & 26 - Beef Basics Weekend

A two-day training workshop for farms that have beef cattle and/or individuals who are looking for information necessary for starting a beef cattle farm. Many guest speakers will share their knowledge and expertise related to beef cattle farming. Become certified to do Artificial Insemination at our two day clinic. Join us for a market lamb clinic Saturday morning from 9 AM to noon. Bring your own animal or pick one of ours to learn how to show and clip at our hands-on Fitting and Showmanship beef clinic Saturday afternoon and Sunday! Come to our Beef Basics day on Saturday where local vets and other beef specialists will walk you through the basics of raising cattle, breeding options available to you, medical emergencies kit ideas, and more! For more information call 207-236-2739 or email hbaker@mcht.org.

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July 26 - Open Farm Day at Erickson Fields Preserve

Join us on Sunday, July 26 from 10am-2pm to visit Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport for Maine’s Open Farm Day. You will learn about all the great agricultural related activities happening at Erickson and meet the Teen Agricultural Crew while touring the gardens. Farm and program staff will be on site for you to speak with, live acoustic music, and samples of grilled and fresh veggies from the garden will be available to sample. There will also be a children’s tent with games and activities and draft steer pulling demos. Erickson Fields Preserve is a 93-acre conserved farm owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and has been designated a Forever Farm by Maine Farmland Trust. Erickson Fields Preserve is located at 124 West St. (Rt. 90) in Rockport (across from the Camden-Rockport Elementary School).

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