August 03, 2020

Forum slated to collect ideas for Erickson Farm

ROCKPORT – Aldermere Farm will hold a public forum to discuss the role of the Erickson Farm in the local community, and generate ideas about its possible agricultural use. The meeting is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the downstairs meeting room at the Rockport Opera House.

Ron Howard, general manager of Aldermere Farm, will present a brief outline of the effort to acquire the 90-plus acres on Route 90. Marieta Wheaton, whose family farmed the land for the past 200 years, will be on hand to share the history of the farm, and how the land had been cultivated in the past.

Maine Farmland Trust has secured a federal grant that will cover about a third of the $965,000 cost, but most of the remaining funds will come from local fundraising.

For information, contact Sarah A. Post at 236-2739 or

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