MAINELAND: A Town Looks to the Past to Save its Future

This week we received information from Maine Grains on a feature about the local business community to which they belong. We’re republishing this here and providing you links to learn more about one of the businesses you support through Farm Direct Coop.

Maine Grains has become an inspiring partner in Skowhegan’s revitalization as we look to provide healthful, stone ground grains to the greater New England market.

“Maineland”, a short 12-minute documentary by Business Insider magazine and central Maine native, Stephen Parkhurst profiles entrepreneur Amber Lambke and her efforts to revitalize the post-industrial small town of Skowhegan, Maine by renovating an old jailhouse to establish a traditional grain and oat milling facility in her downtown. Since opening in 2012, the mill has facilitated the resurgence of grain farming, baking, and other small businesses in the surrounding area.

As a customer of Maine Grains, YOU are helping to support meaningful jobs, responsible land utilization, good health, and community revitalization. Business as a force for good.

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Maine Grains’ farmers, Dave (left) and Henry (right).

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Read the original article on the Business Week website to learn more about the businesses featured in the video.

Published on Oct 17, 2016
Director: Stephen Parkhurst
Director of Photography: Vasilios Sfinarolakis
Executive Producers: Nicholas Carlson, Tony Manfred, Julie Zeveloff
Copyright 2016, Business Insider Inc.

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