Dear Maine State Grangers:
I have been involved with a volunteer project traveling around the state profiling unique Maine farms. The project involves a comprehensive website, traveling photo exhibit, a 224-page book, and a slideshow and discussion program. Here is a link to the website: www.uniquemainefarms.com
In my travels I began noticing how the Granges have been an important part of Maine farming. I decided to create eight webpages on the “Granges in Maine” and include these webpages in my project. You can access these webpages by going to the Home Page of the Unique Maine Farms’ website and looking for the link to “Granges in Maine.”
Hopefully, the Maine State Grange will be pleased that the story “Granges is Maine” will be included in the Unique Maine Farms’ project. I hope that the positive story and photos will prove to be some good complimentary coverage for Granges.
I encourage the various Granges in Maine to send a photo of their Grange building if they would like to see it appear on the webpage that I created that is entitled “Some of the Maine Grange Buildings.”
There are so many beautiful and historic Grange buildings and I think visitors to the Unique Maine Farms’ website might enjoy looking at pictures of them.
The story that I created was based on information that I gleaned from the Maine State Grange website and from various places where I have been and seen a Grange presence such as the Fryeburg Fair.
If you see a need for any corrections with the story that I wrote please let me know.
I realize that the Grange is involved with many very worthy projects and I did not address several of them. Because the Unique Maine Farms’ project is concentrated on farming in Maine the focus of my discussion on the Granges in Maine was farming-related. Thanks for your understanding on this.
If you would like to get an idea about many of the over 120 farms that I have visited, here is a link to a recent eight-minute video that I posted online about the Unique Maine Farms’ book project that I have been working on:
I was very impressed with the wonderful work that the Grange has accomplished in Maine.
If anyone knows the name of the lady who is sitting in front of the Grange information table in the photo on the Fryeburg Fair photo page, please let me know. She was so sweet and I forgot to ask her name and I would like to recognize her properly!
Looking forward to receiving some photos of the Grange buildings and also farm-related Grange news.
Mary Quinn Doyle
Unique Maine Farms