After serving as Aldermere Farm Herd Manager for over five years, Baker now to oversee Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields
Join us for a casual event for staff and volunteers to mingle and discuss volunteer opportunities, including staffing Aldermere’s Visitor’s Center, harvesting and distributiing produce from Erickson Fields to local pantries, and assisting at community events throughout the year.
This summer, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is offering a 5-month summer apprenticeship on the Maine coast to focus on raising beef cattle at Aldermere Farm.
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a free, hands-on workshop on Korean Natural Farming & Gardening techniques at Erickson Fields Preserve.
“I am thrilled to assume the role of General Manager at Aldermere Farm and to continue the legacy of Aldermere’s prized Belted Galloway herd and as a place that is integral to the local community. I look forward to the opportunity to work with MCHT’s great team, and to managing the operations at Aldermere and also at our nearby Erickson Fields Preserve. It is an honor to do this work—supporting agricultural education initiatives and community programs that benefit local farmers and those who live here.” - Heidi Baker
The race will begin at 8 a.m., at Goodie’s Beach, on Rockport Harbor, and end at the top of Beech Hill. The route will extend through the new trails at Erickson Field.
“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.”
Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s 4-H Club, the Aldermere Achievers, have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. On Nov. 18, the club members returned from a whirlwind trip with their Belted Galloway cattle to the North American International Livestock Exposition in Kentucky, the largest all-breed, purebred livestock event in the world.
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 the farm.
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…
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…
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 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.
Along with Aaron Englander (the new Erickson Fields Program Manager) (right), the Erickson Fields Summer Intern Joshua Lipkowitz (left), who is a graduate student at Antioch University New England, has brought a great amount of energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to all things at Erickson Fields.
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).