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Aldermere Farm

Aldermere Farm, a landmark of midcoast Maine, is one of the world's premier breeders of Belted Galloway cattle. The 136-acre farm is owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, ecological diversity, and working landscapes of the Maine coast. The Trust maintains Aldermere as a working farm and educational center, helping visitors deepen their appreciation for land conservation and sustainable agriculture.

Aldermere Farm News

  • Fair Season Results (so far)
    Skowhegan State Fair August 7-16: Grand Champion Bull- Aldermere Arlington Union Fair August 16-23: Reserve Champion Bull - Aldermere Arlington, Reserve Champion Heifer- Aldermere Amazement Union Fair Youth Auction- youth in the area sold $20,000 in steers and lambs! Windsor... [read more]
  • Visitor's Center Stays Open Through September
    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... [read more]
  • Teen Ag. Crew in its Fifth Year!
    MCHT’s Teen Agricultural Crew members have worked diligently since the spring with planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops for sale from Erickson Fields Preserve. Now in its fifth year, the Teen Ag. Crew program has an annual goal for sales to... [read more]

Featured Story

Double Rainbow Over Erickson Fields Makes a Good Ending to a Summer Internship

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... Read more.

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Upcoming Events

Conservation Fair at Union Fairgrounds - September 25

Every fall Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District brings together exhibitors and presenters with students from Knox and Lincoln county schools for a day of exploring conservation topics, environmental issues, live animals and farming, music, and fun. The Conservation Fair, now in its 13th year, is held annually on the last Thursday in September at the Union Fairgrounds (map), with even-numbered years reserved for early elementary students and odd-numbered years for middle school students. Please contact Rebecca Jacobs, Education/Outreach Coordinator, at or 207 596 2040.

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Event, Hike the Aldermere Farm Trails!

Have you ever wondered where the trails are located at Aldermere Farm? On Friday, September 26 at 4pm, come join us for a hike on both trails - one to the ocean and one to an overlook of Lily Pond.

Please RSVP to 236-2739 or by Thursday Sept. 25. Once you RSVP, you will be notified of the meeting place to start the hike. Both trails are fairly easy hikes, but the ocean trail has some uphill sections and rougher terrain.

The Big E Agricultural Fair

If you are in the Springfield area than come and visit The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The fair runs from September 12-28 and offers great events and activities for the whole family. Aldermere Farm will have some of our Belted Galloways there competing against belties from other farms from across New England. Our group of 4H members, the Aldermere Achievers will be there demonstrating their showmanship skills and hope to continue their successful fair season. For more information and a schedule of daily events, please visit:

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