The Aldermere Farm Visitor’s Center is open through the end of September, but on a limited schedule. Retail items, beef, and information about the farm are all available at the Visitor’s Center located near 20 Russell Ave., Rockport (look for the “Open” flag).
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…
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…
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.
At Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields Preserve, there are many people who give their time to help support the work at the two properties. In fact, last year there were 101 volunteers who put in over 2000 hours of time!
When my older daughter Ellie was in 7th grade, she discovered Aldermere Farm through the STAR afterschool enrichment program Farm Hands. She loved everything about Aldermere: the cattle, the quiet magic of the property, and especially Heidi Baker, who runs the Farm Hands program and the Aldermere Achievers 4-H club.
As educational centers, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s farm preserves in Rockport – Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields – attract individuals pursuing careers in agriculture. The lessons they learn go beyond the logistics of farm operations.
MCHT is seeking 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 public schools at Erickson Fields Preserve.
“Heidi always makes the right call when it comes to a tricky birth,” says Pearl Benjamin, member of the Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club, “whether that is pulling the calf, calling the vet, or maneuvering a twisted calf into the right position. She has saved too many calf lives to count, and I can tell that every birth touches her.”
Friday, July 7th and and Saturday, July 8th MCHT will host Beef Basics, a series of hands-on clinics for novice and experienced cattle farmers. Clinics and workshops will be held each day from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at Aldermere Farm, located at 20 Russell Avenue in Rockport, Maine.