The new issue of the Colby alumni magazine highlights the stories of 9 graduates making their mark in the Maine food industry including Maine rice farmer Ben Rooney, Pemaquid Oyster Company co-founders Jeff McKeen and Carter Newell, Blue Ox Malthouse founder Joel Alex, James Beard nominated chef Mike Wiley, Ocean Approved co-founder Paul Dobbins, and several others.
I don’t if it’s because I also went to Colby and so am more likely to notice the connection but my sense is there are a lot of Colby alumni working and leading in the Maine food industry.
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They forgot Caitlin Frame and Andy Smith of Milkhouse – makers of the best Greek yogurt. anywhere.
They apprenticed at Two Loons Farm. The two loons, Paige Tyson and Spencer Aitel, are Colby alums.
The list goes on. How about John Bunker? Class of 72, I believe.
Sam, the article did mention Andy Smith and a few others that I didn’t highlight in my summary. I believe the Colby alumni magazine has written about John Bunker in the past. I expect they’ll continue to write about alums involved in the Maine food industry in the years to come. There are so many stories to tell.
class of ’92 I think…