A recent 3-day turkey hunt for veterans, at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, was a remarkable success and not only because they harvested a bunch of turkeys. Take a look at the photo that accompanies this column and I think you’ll know what I mean. The hunt was part of the Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training Program.
A few years ago the Libra Foundation purchased Pineland, and they’ve done some remarkable things there, with a special focus on home-grown food including beef and vegetables. Their farm-to-table dinners are always sold out and their market is a very busy place. You can now purchase their products in many supermarkets.
As Craig Denekas, Libra’s President and CEO, told me, “We’ve been fortunate to have a venue of about 5,000 acres to do some interesting things.”