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Arthur: Modern day secondary income crops?

 
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Arthur,

So, what would be some indigenous, New England species that, if promoted sufficiently, could help provide a secondary income in the Mid-coast Maine region? I am thinking exotic/rare herb/spices/medicinals that could be turned into tincture or teas and sold as a smaller cottage industry. Or possibly preserved and sold to people who are looking to source quality ingredients?

I have 13 acres near Cherryfield, 11 of which are wooded and two that is south-facing open-space. Looking for side revenue ideas to ward off "the Department of Making You Sad" while I establish a permaculture wonderland up there..

Any expert advice would be most welcome, indeed!
 
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There are so many plants that you could choose from.

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but a few that caught my eye were hibiscus, Solomon's Seal, elder, Labrador tea, horehound, and ginger.

I hope this helps
 
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Thanks! I will check those links out.
 
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