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Explore Maine farms this summer

Maine Farmland Trust launches scavenger hunt

Jun 23, 2020

This summer Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) is challenging its members and all farm and food enthusiasts to an epic, self-guided scavenger hunt. Participants can choose their own adventure to explore farms close to home or further afield, and complete a range of tasks-- from visiting farm stands and farmers markets, to packing a picnic with all local foods, making a bouquet with Maine flowers, to finding a corn field.

“Our hope is that folks will continue to get out and explore, learn about, eat from, and celebrate Maine farms this summer through this scavenger hunt,” said Meghan Quinn, Event Manager at MFT. During a typical summer, MFT hosts a number of events that invite people to farms to meet their farmers and appreciate all the ways farms benefit Maine communities. “This may not be the summer for big farm festivals and fairs, but there are still so many ways we can celebrate and support Maine farmland and farmers.”

To participate in the inaugural Maine Farms Scavenger Hunt, individuals and families can sign up at mainefarmlandtrust.org to receive the official scavenger hunt passport. The passport includes a total of 30 tasks. The ultimate winners must complete all tasks plus bonus tasks (bonus tasks will be announced through MFT’s social media channels throughout the summer). There are also other ways to win various prizes- participants can complete all tasks in a single category or all of the kid-friendly tasks.

Participants are encouraged to explore farms safely and respectfully, in accordance with CDC guidelines, and are reminded to check to see which farm stands or farmers markets are open to visitors this summer and what the various protocols might be prior to venturing out.

For more information and to sign up, visit mainefarmlandtrust.org.

Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide, member-powered nonprofit working to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance the future for farming. Since 1999, MFT has helped keep over 60,000 acres of farmland in farming and has supported over 800 farm families with critical services.

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