Maine’s longstanding farming and fishing history has the adaptability and technology to capitalize on growing industries. Our threshold for change, with abundant natural resources, unique geography and coastline, and access to markets make us an incubator for aquaculture firms, craft breweries, farmers and more.

Boasting more than 1.45 million acres of farmland and 3,500 miles of coastline, we’re home to the largest agricultural economy in New England and rank 8th for aquaculture production in the United States. Maine ranks first in the country for wild blueberry production and fifth for potatoes. With new aquaculture facilities popping up across the state, Maine is the ideal location for the fastest growing food production sector worldwide. The economic impact of aquaculture in the state tripled between 2007 and 2017, growing from $50 million to $137 million in ten years.


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Acadia Aqua Farms

“Hollander & do Köning mussels are the only “Dutch-style” mussels grown in North America. We take great pride in supplying our customers with the best mussels we can provide with our personal attention to every detail. Enjoy the superior flavor and experience of eating Hollander & de Köning mussels.” –Acadia Aqua Farms website

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