All posts by Jasmine Haines

Jasmine Haines

About Jasmine Haines

Jasmine J. Haines is an Aroostook county native and the 6th generation raised on her family’s farm in Fort Fairfield. Self-proclaimed "Maine's biggest fan" she works at the Maine Farm Bureau connecting with farming folks all over the state. This is her agricultural adventure.

Feeling blue? Rub some dirt on it

“I would rather feel bad in Maine, than feel good anywhere else” E.B. White’s quote resonates with us Mainers. I’ve seen it written under Instagram photos of stunning scenic views, it’s been turned into lovely pieces of artwork hung in homes and local shops here in the pine tree state, even our very own BDN […]

The 76th Agricultural Trade Show — a slice of spring in the depths of winter

January is the worst. Pants fit a bit too snugly, wallets feel a bit too thin, and carcasses of once majestic Christmas trees can be seen everywhere decaying on top of dirty snow banks. In short, it can kind of be depressing time. It’s hard recovering from the holidays but for me, my silver lining […]

Wreath making for the modern woman

One of my fondest childhood memories is of making Christmas wreaths with my grandmother. Each November, after a good cold snap, we would go out into the woods and gather fir boughs. We would make beautiful wreaths for our own front doors and gift several more to friends and relatives. Everyone loved them, and I […]

Rare bird sightings and advice from Dad

I think December tends to make everyone a bit nostalgic. Minimal daylight and dropping temperatures make an excellent environment for slowing down and sharing stories of how things “used to be.” For some that can mean a time a loved one was still alive, or a time before student loans, or simply last August when […]

This Thanksgiving don’t forget to thank a farmer

Our house always features potatoes from up the road, squash from the neighbors, and other goodies from The School Farm. Basically, every dish has an element to it grown with care from someone my family knows in our community. These days who can resist naming all the local ingredients used in their grandma’s stuffing recipe […]

Is farming a viable option?

My family made a commitment to agriculture that came long before I was even an idea. I am the 6th generation to be raised on our farm in Fort Fairfield, Maine. A classic Aroostook farm, it has fields for planting potatoes, trees for acres, and by the time I came around, a tiny fish hatchery […]