Title

"City" piece on farming in Portland's suburbs. Rising property values and super

Authors

Karen Turner

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

5-15-1997

Pages

6-7

Abstract

"City" piece on farming in Portland's suburbs. Rising property values and supermarket chains' buying policies make suburban farming increasingly unprofitable, and few Maine municipalities comply with the state recommendation to create buffer zones between farmland and residential development. Cape Elizabeth farmer Nathan Maxwell says price competition makes it hard to make ends meet, even after a 20-hour work day.

Subjects

Agriculture, Farming

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