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Northern New England Local Bread Wheat

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How Skowhegan Grew into Maine’s New Bread Basket
by Whit Richardson, Bangor Daily News
July 2013

Local Grain Economy – The Bakers
by Sharon Kitchens, Portland Press Herald
July 2013

Local Grain Economy – The Millers
by Sharon Kitchens, Portland Press Herald
July 2013

Local Grain Economy – The Scientists
by Sharon Kitchens, Portland Press Herald
May 2013

Local Grain Economy – The Farmers
by Sharon Kitchens, Portland Press Herald
May 2013

Meeting a Knead: Conference, Mill Revive Grains in Maine
by Amy Halloran, for Lancaster Farming
August 2012

Scaling Up the Northeast Grain System – Maine Grains
By Amy Halloran, From Scratch Club blog
March 2012

Local Wheat Makes Revival in Former Grain States
By Lisa Rathke, Associated Press
August 2011

Farmers’ Experiments May Make Maine “New England’s Bread Basket” Again
By Tim Goff, WCSH6
July 2011

Farmers Grow Wheat in Maine Again
By Ann Bryant, Sun Journal
July 2011

Wheat Returns to New England
By Tod Bramble, King Arthur Flour Company
December 2010
Bread Lines – Bread Bakers Guild of America Magazine

From New England to Denmark: Lessons Learned from the Danish Countryside
November 2010
Wholesome Wave

Wheat Revival
August 2010
FARMING The Journal of Northeast Agriculture

Going with the Grain that Grows in Maine
March 2010
The Portland Press Herald

Bakers, Farmers Hail Grant to Boost Local Organic Wheat Production
October 2009
Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Mills to Benefit from Federal Grant
November 2009
Agriculture deputy secretary Kathleen Merrigan was in Portland Friday to announce a $1.3 million grant for the University of Maine at Orono.

Dollars Target Organic Bread Wheat in Maine
November 2009
Bangor Daily News

UMaine Receives $1.3M for Wheat Research
November 2009
The Maine Campus

UMaine Nets $1.3M Ag Grant
November 2009
The Mainebiz Online

Ag Research Grant on Tap for UMaine
October 2009
The Mainebiz Online

From Oven-making to Bread-baking
August 2009
Boston Globe

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A Local Grain Renaissance in the Northeast
Video for GrowNYC
February 2013

Bring Back Local Grains! One Man’s Quest in Upstate NY
By Amy Halloran, Civil Eats Blog
September 2012

Artisanal Wheat on the Rise
By Jerry Adler, Smithsonian Magazine
December 2011

A Bread Winner
By Annemarie Ahearn, Maine Magazine
July 2011

Soups to Nuts: Kneading Conference Rolls up Its Sleeves in Maine
The Portland Press Herald
July 2011

Skowhegan Grist Mill: “The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?”
Bangor Daily News
October 2010

Their Daily Bread is a Local Call Away
The New York Times
August 2010

Can We Harvest Enough Grain?
New Hampshire Public Radio
May 2010

Maine Wheat? A Vision for the Future
Baking Banter blog, King Arthur Flour
April 2010

The Breadbasket of America: New England?
March 22, 2010
The Atlantic

Heritage Wheat: The Return of the Staff of Life
February 2010
Lancaster Farming

Red Hen Digs Deep to go Local
November 2009
The Farm Plate Blog

Homegrown: New England Wheat
September/October 2009
Yankee Magazine

The Case for Local Wheat and Bread in Vermont
August 2008
Vermont Commons

Wheat Farming Regains Footing in WMass
August 2008

Catching an Amber Wave
June 2008
The Boston Globe

U.S. Wheat Acreage Rises – Even in New England
June 2008
Christian Science Monitor

Going with the Grain
March 2008
The Portland Press Herald

Baked from Scratch: Local Bakers Sprout Plant to Grow Wheat
January 2008
The Recorder

The Taste of Maine in Grain
February/March 2005
Mother Earth News

Meeting a Knead: Conference, Mill Revive Grains in Maine
by Amy Halloran, for Lancaster Farming
August 2012

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Contact Information

Northern New England Local Bread Wheat
495 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473
Phone: 207.581.2942E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System