Maine is one of those states that everyone has heard of, and very few outside of the region have ever traveled to. For most folks, when it comes to planning a road trip to another state, Maine isn’t typically the place that jumps to the top of the list. Yes, there are those who are informed about Maine’s stunning colorful forests and the awe-inspiring coastline, but Maine really is kind of an enigma for most Americans. They really don’t know what to make of the Pine Tree State. And for that same group of people, they know very little about the make-up of Maine’s economy. So, to help fill that information void, let’s begin by touching upon Maine’s top agriculture products.
What are Maine’s top ag products?
Well, let’s put it this way. If you were to take the quintessential American farmyard, complete with chickens, dairy products, berry bushes, fruit trees, and a bountiful garden, and expanded that farmyard to comprise an entire state, you’d have the agriculture landscape of Maine.
Unlike many of the better-known, dominant agriculture states like Iowa or Wisconsin, which are known for corn and dairy, respectively, Maine is known for its eclectic ag scene.
Here are eight of the top ag products in Maine
- Maple products
- Sweet Corn
- Dairy Products
Look, Maine is one of the best-kept secrets in America, and I’m a little hesitant to brag about all the great things happening here, because I don’t want it to get overrun with people. But, I’m also very proud of my state and what it’s doing on the ag scene. Perhaps other states can take notice and work on diversifying their ag landscape like Maine. It’s happening in Montana, for example, with the introduction of crops like cantaloupe, mint, canola, and other pulse crops.
Either way, I hope this will encourage more folks to appreciate the wonder and greatness of Maine! It’s a great New England state with a great agricultural legacy.