In this episode, Tristan Noyes, Executive Director of the Maine Grain Alliance, takes a break from his many responsibilities to stop into the studio to talk about farming in Maine and the revival of the state's long-dormant grains industry. This is a fascinating look at growing ancient grains in Maine, supporting local farmers, and connecting different parts of the state in the local food economy.
Find more about the Maine Grain Alliance on Facebook about more about Tristan's farm at www.gromaine.com.
Brett Danforth of Danforth's Down Home Supermarket in Hermon talks about what goes into running a local independent grocery store and how he came to be doing it after working at Bangor Hydro and attending school and working in Pennsylvania. It's a story about buying local, but also one's love for Maine and treating people with respect and care.
Find more about Danforth's at www.danforthssupermarket.com.
Follow the show on Twitter @maineshow and connect with host Ben Sprague @bensprague.
Eric and Christine Mihan are busy people. In addition to owning and operating Bangor Wine and Cheese and Crossroads Beverage Company, Eric is a singer and Christine teaches yoga in Downtown Bangor. This is a story about entrepreneurism, but also about getting involved in your community. Eric and Christine also talk about the lessons of being partners in life and in business and why they are so happy to have moved back to Maine.
Find Bangor Wine and Cheese on Facebook and on Twitter @bangorwine. Connect with host Ben Sprague @bensprague. Find all past episodes of The Maine Show Podcast at www.maineshowpodcast.com.
In this episode, Colin Powell from Code for Maine stops into the studio to talk about the role of technology and data in government and shares some stories of improvements being made by volunteers around the country. This is a conversation about technology and IT, but it is also about getting involved, being proactive, and thinking about how to improve things in optimistic, forward-thinking, and non-partisan ways.
Find Colin Powell on Twitter @colinpwll. Connect with host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague.