Northern Maine beef farmers want to get their meat on local dinner plates
FORT KENT, Maine — Northern Maine ranchers Erin Parisien and Richard Nielsen know a thing or two about raising beef cattle.
For the last three years the couple — former Nebraska ranchers — has been growing a herd of prime black angus cattle on their New Canada Aroostook Beef Company farm just south of Fort Kent, and they want to get that meat onto as many dinner plates as possible.
This weekend they are opening their first store-front operation, after selling freezer beef and individual cuts directly to customers from their home and local farmers markets, and last year offering a monthly beef CSA.
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