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maine asks trump to make sail freight a reality

Maine submits a request for a barge route to New York City. Now where have we heard that idea before...?

Posted: March 16 2017
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hot stuff: from timber to tide

[vimeo 144892147 w=640 h=360] From Timber To Tide from Pixillion on Vimeo.

Posted: August 2 2016
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greenhorns releases: MANIFESTA!

We are so proud of this awesome collaboration. If you've been wondering how a maritime art stunt fits into the mission of an organization that supports farmers (I mean, talk about your landlubbers!), this publication is for you! Manifesta lays out the story, history, discourse, and activism behind the Maine Sail Freight project last summer! The un-monograph is a […]

Posted: May 3 2016
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highlights of main sail freight

Posted: March 22 2016
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march 22: feral trade//maine sail freight

Posted: March 2 2016
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portland, me: intro to maine sail freight with severine!

Posted: February 17 2016
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sail freight projects abound! meet the new FoodBargeHack @ It Takes a Region

We are SO HAPPY to see continued discussion of SAIL FREIGHT! As you may remember, we've been obsessed since our first sail freight project in VERMONT a few years ago, and then again in with Maine Sail Freight this past August. Like they said in the Portland Press Herald: "It's art. It's protest. It's celebration. And, who knows? […]

Posted: November 1 2015
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maine sail freight is hiring (again)

Maine Sail Freight is hiring! Position: Sales Associate DECEMBER 2015 Dear Mainers and Maine-lovers, Apply for this retail position to represent Maine Products and producers at the Boston Public Market during the busy holiday season. Maine Sail Freight is a project of T​he Greenhorns,​ an 8 year old grassroots organization which works to promote, recruit […]

Posted: October 15 2015
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who fishes matters

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Posted: October 4 2015
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bring your body! show up for fisher people, the ocean commons, and the health of the gulf of Maine, sept. 30, plymouth, ma

Urgent! This just in from the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and Fish Locally Collaborative: Family fishermen and supporters are inviting ally networks to join them and call on Congress, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and the New England Fisheries Council to stop the corporate takeover and privatization of the ocean and fisheries, to protect the democratic […]

Posted: October 4 2015
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we're featured in this beautiful magazine

But we don't think that we're the only reason that you should pre-order it. The cover (like a good cover should) speaks for itself: ffreelancing co-ops, abandoning the perpetual growth model, and a fascinating look at the potential of abandoned villages in Southern Europe and the diverse communities they might encompass. STIR Magazine is a "quarterly […]

Posted: October 4 2015
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an APP for transparency of shipping

This absolutely mind-blowing APP, called Marine Traffic, shows real-time information about maritime traffic into and out of ports all over the world. It is an open-community based project, and costs $3.00, which we think is well worth the money. Next, we need one for semi-trailers and 18-wheelers. Interested in learning more? Check out the APP's FAQ […]

Posted: September 20 2015
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maine products sail into boston!

Maine Sail Freight, a pop-up selling goods from small farms throughout the northernmost New England state, will be anchored inside the Boston Public Market during September. The stash of nonperishable organic cargo — 6,400 pounds — sailed from Portland, Maine, on the schooner Adventure in late August. The Greenhorns, an organization that works to support […]

Posted: September 16 2015
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the greenhorns is hiring! sales associate, boston, ma

Help Wanted: Sales Associate for Maine Sail Freight Maine Sail Freight has launched a pop-up shop at the Boston Public Market and we are looking for temporary part time workers to act as sales associates and public educator, possibly through December 2015.  This will be an exciting experience unlike any other. Would you like to […]

Posted: September 4 2015
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trade, commons, seedstock and revolutionary politics

WEDNESDAY September 2nd.  6pm- 8.30 pm Boylston Hall 105 in Harvard Yard. FREE and OPEN to the public We hope you can join for this event presented by Greenhorns' Maine Sail Freight  in collaboration with "Food Better" at Harvard University. Join Brian Donahue, Marguerita Desy and John Forti for an evening panel and facilitated public […]

Posted: September 1 2015
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HEY BOSTON, COME OUT TO THE COMPASS ROSE!

Its easy. walk there from the aquarium. Walk there from the Boston Public Market! Walk through the North end! Oh, why, do you ask? Because the Maine Sail Freight is docking there TOMORROW night (that's Saturday August 29)! Be there to see it! Be there to unload Sunday morning at 8:00, and then spend the day exploring the […]

Posted: August 28 2015
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learn more about the schooner adventure!

The Greenhorns announce a last minute vessel change for the Maine Sail Freight  maiden voyage from Maine to Boston. We will be sailing, and selling as scheduled, thanks to the alacrity and fluid logistical finesse of Captain Stefan Edick and the Schooner Adventure. We are ocean legal and on our way to BOSTON HARBOR. Many […]

Posted: August 26 2015
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the revival is real!

Sailing Dog, a sail freight focused on sustainable trade in western Washington, comprised a list of the working sail's around the world.  The twelve listed all share equally inspiring visions to that of the Maine Sail Freight. From moving fair-trade chocolate, rum, and coffee, to local farm produce, and meeting the needs of remote islands, sail-powered shipping […]

Posted: August 24 2015
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food sovereignty & regional resilience panel

Maine Sail Freight Food Sovereignty & Regional Resilience Panel Thursday August 27 // Gulf of Maine Research Institute 350 Commercial St, Portland, ME 5pm – 7pm suggested donation: $10.00/at the door Even if you can’t make it to part of our Community Cargo Loading event during the day, consider attending this exciting panel of Mainers actively building […]

Posted: August 24 2015
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these are the sea shanties

In our continued enthusiasm for Maine Sail Freight, we are very excited today to bring you a little piece of traditional nautical ear candy. For hair-raising harmonies, visions of rocky beaches, and dreams of salty beards, download and listen to Rolling Home to Old New England.

Posted: August 23 2015
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come one, come all to the grand dinner in portland, me

We bet you have been looking for another way to support the maiden voyage of Maine Sail Freight. Well, baby, we've got it! On Thursday August 27th, the Greenhorns are teaming up with the talented Chef David Levi of Vinland to bring you a fabulously decadent dinner of local foods prepared specially to evoke the spirit of […]

Posted: August 22 2015
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more fish in the sea

NPR's The Salt on "Why 500 Million Seafood Meals Get Dumped in the Sea." Because I am willing to bet that-- at least when it comes to the readers of this blog-- the woman quoted at the end of the article is wrong. "People don't want to know all this," she says. "In general, they just want […]

Posted: August 16 2015
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two chances to hear songs of maine by away down east this week

Can You Sing “Maine”? Songs of Maine’s Fishermen, Sailors, Lumberjacks, River Drivers, & Shore Workers featuring: From Away Downeast, America’s Easternmost Chantey Group will be playing the fiddle, guitar, banjo, and harmonica this week in Maine, and we highly recommend you make it one (if not both) of the shows. Singing along is strongly encouraged, and family members of […]

Posted: August 15 2015
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book the bufflehead for next week's greenhorns rendezvous in the thoroughfare

August 23- Watermans Community Center : North Haven, Maine 1pm- 6pm Come join us in the North Haven thoroughfare! IF YOU'D LIKE TO SAIL OUT ON THE BUFFLEHEAD TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS, BOOK HERE!  Schedule: 1:00 Picnic Lunch  & Oyster Tasting (bring your own lunch or visit Cooper’s Landing) 2:00 Lydia Brown, author of On Solid Ground will start this event […]

Posted: August 13 2015
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from maine to boston by ship: a local economy stunt by young farmers with a long view

THIS MONTH! The GREENHORNS' MAINE SAIL FREIGHT will sail 11 tons of Maine-grown cargo from Maine to Boston aboard the beloved 131 foot traditional wooden schooner, Harvey Gammage. We will load cargo on August 23rd at Waterman's  Community  Center at North Haven's Fox Islands thoroughfare. The majority of cargo, 10 more tons, will come aboard […]

Posted: August 13 2015
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a radical notion: the earth doesn't owe anyone a job

NPR's The Salt: Scientists propose banning ALL fishing for a 7 year period to allow restocking of ocean. Very controversial of course... and great fodder for discussion! This post brought to you by our continued (and ever-growing) enthusiasm for Maine Sail Freight.

Posted: August 11 2015
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behold the beautiful cargo!

As if you needed more convincing to order your Maine Sail Freight shipment, we are thrilled to announce that you can take a good mouth-watering look at the sea-bound goods in this gallery. Behold the sea salt, Maine jam, wild Atlantic kombu, beeswax candles, artisanal apple cider syrup! Are you swooning? (I'm swooning.) Photo cred for these stunning […]

Posted: August 11 2015
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more than just of grain (of salt on the north atlantic)

NPR's The Salt on a it's title topic, on the totally rad revival of Sea Salt harvesting and sale on Massachusetts sea coast. This post brought to you by our continued enthusiasm for Maine Sail Freight!

Posted: August 10 2015
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last minute tickets!

Sail on the PISCATAQUA August 4 // Portsmouth, NH Sail on the PISCATAQUA – a reproduction of the historic cargo barges that carried freight on coastal rivers in New Hampshire and Maine. Event includes regional foods dinner and lecture on historical river trade by Jeffrey Bolster, author of the Mortal Sea. Space is limited and proceeds benefit Maine Sail Freight. […]

Posted: August 3 2015
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maine-made farm goods sailing soon

Maine-made farm goods soon will wind their way to Boston by schooner It's art. It's protest. It's celebration. And, who knows? It may even be a practical way to get cargo to market. When the wooden two-masted schooner Harvey Gamage sets sail from Portland in late August, laden with Maine farm products destined for Boston […]

Posted: July 28 2015
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sail the piscataqua

A reproduction of the historic cargo barges that carried freight on coastal rivers in New Hampshire and Maine. Event includes regional foods, dinner, and lecture on historical river trade by Jeffrey Bolster, author of the Mortal Sea. Space is limited and proceeds benefit Maine Sail Freight.Gundalow Ticket Sales 

Posted: July 27 2015
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happening today in portland, me!

  Come visit the young farmers who are coordinating this futurist pageant of logistics, using the power of the wind to capture imaginations and new markets for the rural economies of this tall state.  And come see the wooden schooner, the Harvey Gamage, a 131 foot schooner that will carry the cargo southwards.  Saturday, Sunday […]

Posted: July 20 2015
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TTIP and tall ships afterparty! july 20th, portland maine!

TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIIP TEACH IN! 4 live bands! Hot stuff  5pm- late Come on out! On July 20th,we’ve got a full afternoon and evening TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIP teach in at Thompson’s Point in Portland Maine.  We’ve invited our favorite agrarian bands, including The Parlor, Will Dailey  and Milk and Honey Rebellion- as […]

Posted: July 16 2015
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TTIP and tall ships afterparty! july 20th, portland maine!

TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIP TEACH-IN! 4 live bands! Hot stuff  5pm- late Come on out! On July 20th, we’ve got a full afternoon and evening TALL SHIPS AFTERPARTY and TTIP teach in at Thompson’s Point in Portland Maine.  We’ve invited our favorite agrarian bands, including The Parlor, Will Dailey  and Milk and Honey Rebellion- […]

Posted: July 13 2015
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100% spirit of the future

Posted: July 11 2015
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complete list of maine sail freight events

The Project Homepage has descriptions of the full schedule of events: (*some require RSVP) June 28: Songs of Land and Sea by Brian Dewan. Halcyon Grange, Blue Hill ME July 10: Windjammers Parade. Rockland, ME July 14-15: LaFayette's Hermione. Public Dock, Castine, ME July 18, 19, 20: Tall Ships Event. Portland Harbor, ME July 20: […]

Posted: July 11 2015
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Maine Sail Freight... begin the imagination voyage

 Join multi-media artist, film stripper, singer, instrument-builder,   Brian Dewan  In songs of land and sea June 28th 6.30 pm at the Blue Hill, Halcyon Grange the kick off public event for MAINE SAIL FREIGHT! the new economy will take imagination, a knowledge of history and confidence in a future or our own making.  Join us […]

Posted: June 14 2015
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say hello at maine fare festival

Maine Fare is a unique food festival that brings everyone to the table — farmers, fishermen, foodies, nonprofits, food businesses, and eaters!– to celebrate a vibrant and delicious future for food, farming, and fishing in Maine.  The two day festival has an exciting schedule filled with talks, tastings, and classes. The Greenhorns Maine Sail Freight will have […]

Posted: June 9 2015
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maine sail freight goes public!

Meet: Severine von Tscharner Fleming of Sail Freight Maine She wants to borrow your boat, but it’s all about farming. by Mary Pols for the Portland Press Herald Severine von Tscharner Fleming recently landed a spot (No. 23) on Food & Wine and Fortune magazines’ dual list of the most powerful women in food and […]

Posted: September 25 2014