"Eating Maine food can be about food you produce or forage for your own family or food that you buy. Buying locally produced food can be expensive. It's not the producer's fault usually. They charge what they need to get by. Fair enough.…"
What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
farmland protection, health and nutrition, school gardens, home gardens, farm to restaurant, local foods marketing and distribution, other
Are you a food producer? If so, what types of food do you produce?
vegetables, apples, berry fruit, mushrooms, beer, other
If you produce foods of some sort, please choose one of the following:
I produce foods only for my own and my family's consumption
If you produce foods for sale, where or how can Mainers buy them?
I occasionally have foraged mushrooms available
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
Forest farming with mostly native plants, trees, bushes, and mushrooms. Medicinal mushrooms, edible mushroom collecting, other foraging. Member of Maine Mycological Assoc., Maine Permaculture meetup group, Maine Alternative Energy meetup group.
My immediate interest is using mycelia specifically as an insulating and binding building material. (See-- http://www.ecovativedesign.com/index.html ) Besides, why not grow portions of a structure, architecturally, so to speak? This is exactly what i want to try right away. Please allow my sudden questing... My work cycles are so varied and so involved, i cannot properly make suficient contacts in advance....
So with that said, i wonder if you can recommend or sell "seed stock" or spores to use in an effort to insulate the north wall of this greenhouse?
I plan to first install a very thin shell of ferrocement panels, to serve as the interior north-wall surface. Then, i plan to layer on a thick build of "papercrete" (paper mache). Except that it need not have high density. I might also incorporate selective bio materials, especially if these improve culturing. The exterior surface will also be thin ferrocement, formed in situ.
What i ask you, is, do you think wet, highly porous papercrete, (lots of air pockets), might provide ample growing conditions for mycelium? The temperature range wight be able to average out, between day and night. However, the fall and winter will cool and eventually freeze the exterior. Would these conditions overly-challenge hopes for success?
Please let me know if you can offer (to sell) any spores which might work.
Hi David! Thanks! We are referring buyers & sellers to the Food NOW Buying Club which buys from Crown of Maine, UNFI, Frontier Herbs (soon), and local Maine producers. The contact is Emily Graham email@example.com ... she is also a member of Eat Local Maine Foods. Let us know if you have trouble reaching Emily. There are abuot 40 members & growing so we can get you in touch with someone else if Emily is too busy to get back to you before too long. Thanks!
Hey, check out the size of this black trumpet. It was heavy and meaty…. We harvested 18 pounds that day. Can’t wait for spring… the snow should make great mushroom hunting.
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That was the biggest one of the season at 16 in. I dried it whole for conversation. I have not seen a larger one but did get a 14 inch as well. I got a lot this year. I have a couple of bushels of sliced dried.
On Tuesday, April 29 at 6pm in the Belfast Free Library, located at 106 High Street in downtown Belfast, there will be a free screening of "American Meat", a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in the U.S. Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and…See More
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.See More
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.• Featured Food: Eggs! We have a number of vendors bringing all sorts of eggs and will have a local egg Q&A with display area for…See More
Dear Colleague, Thanks to your efforts and those of many local, state and regional food system advocates, New England is creating a more sustainable and resilient food system. Together, we can further advance our work by promoting innovative and supportive public policies. Toward that end, American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group are excited to let you know about our new report, …See More
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.• Featured Food: Maple Syrup! There will be all sorts of delicious maple offerings including maple sugar, maple cream and candy, maple…See More
An on air auction benefit for WERU Community Radio offers more than 70 certificates donated by local farms, farmers markets, fisheries and garden suppliers. During the fast-moving, live auction each item is described on air and bidders call in their bids for farm produce, dairy and cheeses, meats, seafood, bales of hay, useful tools, organic compost, and garden amendments, all produced locally. Auction items will be listed in advance at www.weru.org, along…See More
Welcome to the conversation about how we, the people of Maine, can take cooperative action to sustainably grow as much of our food within Maine as possible - for our environment, our economy & for our health!
The Maine Network of Community Food Councils will be hosting a morning with Mark Winne on Friday, March 21st at St. Mary's Nutrition Center in Lewiston.Mark is a national Food Policy Council guru and author of the new book: Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial AgricultureJoin us at 8:30 for breakfast (donation appreciated), followed by Mark talking about his book, and then a discussion of food councils, focused especially on the Food…See More
This group is for all who: a) are on a land search b) might have /know of land available c) wants to discuss / contribute to discussion about land search & all related issues - real estate, land features/qualities, land trusts, long-term leases, etcSee More
For discussing issues around farmers' markets in Maine, for veterans, newbies, those in between and those thinking about starting or attending a farmers' market.Start by signing up or signing in to ask a question by starting a discussion.See More
For full course details and to RSVP and hold a spot, use the web site link above!A one-weekend-per-month format for the internationally-recognized full Permaculture Design Certificate Course, running May through September 2014 in Unity, Maine. Co-sponsored by MOFGA and held at the Common Ground Education Center.This course is recommended for home-owners and renters, farmers and gardeners, landscape professionals, planners, architects, engineers,…See More