Intersectional Family Farming in Salem, MA with Maitland Mountain Farm

Community Ag Project by Emily Davis

Episode notes

Welcome back to the Community Agriculture Project podcast. Episode 4 takes us to Salem, Massachusetts where we get to know the stories and people behind Maitland Mountain Farm. Maitland Mountain Farm is a family farm best known for their pickles, but owners Holly and Andy have an effect on their community past their value added products.

We start by talking with Dr. Miyabe Shields, a research scientist with a background in endocannabinoid pharmaceutical sciences. Miyabe runs Project Chronic, and works at Maitland Mountain Farm as a farm hand and as the Natural Medicines Program officer. Miyabe talks about their experience of integrating into a new town, and how working on the farm has played a role in that.

We then speak with Holly Maitland, who tells us the history of Maitland Mountain Farm, including its multi-generational homestead ... 

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