Aldermere News

Erickson Fields Harvest Celebration recognizes Teen Ag crew

Article By Gabriel Blodgett published by VillageSoup on September 3, 2019

NEAEC selects Aldermere Farm for community service project

A group of volunteers from NEAEC contributed 32 hours of trail work at Aldermere Farm on May 23rd.

Aldermere Farm and MCHT celebrate 20 years together

Article By Gabriel Blodgett published by VillageSoup on May 07, 2019

16th Calf Unveiling, 20 years of conservation

This year Aldermere Farm will celebrate its 16th Calf Unveiling and its 20th anniversary as a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

Mid-Coast Farmers Alliance Releases Food Buyers Survey

Help connect midcoast farms with food buyers. Take 5 minute to complete an online survey.

Rockport Tree Planting Program Accepting Applications

“This collaboration is a great model for how to cost-effectively run a public town tree planting program. It helps build partnerships and strengthen community. Another layer of this program that is even more powerful is the involvement of high school students. By helping raise the nursery trees, the teens are learning new skills and engaging with their community.”

Farmers invited to Calf Unveiling Day

Farms with animals, vegetables, fruit, or flower products may set up a table or pen and display their information and goods for sale at Aldermere Farm’s most popular event, Calf Unveiling Day on May 4th.

Volunteers Sought for Kids Can Grow

Gardeners sought to mentor families in Kids Can Grow program at Erickson Fields Preserve.

Paid Ag Internship for Teens at Erickson Fields

Maine Coast Heritage Trust seeks independent, creative, hardworking teens ages 14-18.

Plots available in the Erickson Fields Community Garden

Join others with dirty fingernails and turn gardening dreams into a delicious reality!

Teen Ag Crew Celebrates 9 Years

The Teen Ag Crew formed in 2010 and now grows approximately six times the amount of food for the midcoast community than it did in its first year.

Paid Farm Apprenticeships

Gain hands-on experience managing a blue-ribbon herd of Belted Galloways at Aldermere Farm or a market vegetable garden at Erickson Fields.

Farming from Tanzania to Maine

MCHT Teen Ag crew member tells of her experience growing food for her community at Erickson Fields Preserve.

Scarecrow Competition benefits Food Pantry

“We decided to connect the scarecrow competition to our theme a of giving back to the community. Next week, we will deliver beef to Come Spring Food Pantry. It feels great to support an organization like Come Spring Food Pantry that is completely volunteer-run and helps so many people in need.”

Visitor Center open through September

Aldermere Farm’s Visitor Center will be open from Monday, July 2, through September

A Familiar Face on the Farm

Ellie Pendleton, Aldermere Farm’s new onsite Herd Management Assistant, first came to Aldermere Farm as a ten-year-old in the Farm Hands program. Later, through Aldermere Achiever’s 4-H program and other agricultural leadership opportunities, Ellie gained great respect in the cattle industry in the Northeast. She went on to study Animal Science and Biology at the…

Heidi Baker becomes Aldermere Farm Manager

After serving as Aldermere Farm Herd Manager for over five years, Baker now to oversee Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields.

Beach to Beech 5K

On October 14th, the Rockport community celebrated the grand opening of the newest extension of MCHT’s trail at Erickson Fields with a race to the top.

With Spring Comes New Life at Aldermere Farm

“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.”

Rockport launches new Roadside Tree Planting Program

The Town of Rockport, Rockport Garden Club and Maine Coast Heritage Trust have launched a collaborative tree planting program to enhance the town by planting and preserving shade-bearing trees along the roadsides.