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Jon Berry
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  • Mt. Vernon, Maine
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COOPERATIVES

Let's talk co-ops!  Co-ops are a great model for building a democratic food system rooted in community!  Co-ops can take many forms - food co-ops, workers, producers, processors, farmers, fishermen, buying clubs, credit unions, marketing, & more!
Apr 6, 2012
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Apr 6, 2012
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Jun 27, 2011
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Maine Community Gardeners

For anyone in Maine who is currently or has been involved in a community garden. For sharing of experience and ideas relating to the formation and maintaining of community gardens. See More
Apr 20, 2011
winter robinson commented on Jon Berry's group Chicken Talk
"I know, but I'm working on trying to be a little quicker with intuiting symptoms since they all "look" alike!  .  At least we have each other to consult and whine to!"
Feb 14, 2011
Bethany commented on Jon Berry's group Chicken Talk
"Dang, those sick chickens don't give us enough time to chew our cud over their maladies."
Feb 14, 2011
Beth R commented on Jon Berry's group Chicken Talk
"so sorry for you and Edith.   Bth"
Feb 14, 2011

Profile Information

Where in Maine do you live and eat?
Mt. Vernon
What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
farmland protection, organics, health and nutrition, farm to school, school gardens, home gardens, farm to restaurant, CSAs, farmers' markets, GM-free seeds and genetics
Are you a food producer? If so, what types of food do you produce?
vegetables, berry fruit, eggs, meats
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
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
I'm have made my on yogurt from locally purchased milk. I have a sourdough starter and make bread from it. I'm interested in mushrooms as well.

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At 11:07am on July 19, 2010, Julia Berry said…
Thanks for the advice, fellow Berry! I am a vegetarian, but chickens would be great for eggs if we had space. Unfortunately, we live in a tiny apartment in Portland. We don't have any space outside for planting, & what we have inside is very limited, especially since we have cats that love to munch anything green! In the future we'll have some space for a mini-farm, I hope! Then I'll put your advice to work!
At 2:05pm on September 8, 2008, Andrea said…
Thanks. That one sounds familiar. I think that was on the list of places I want to check out.
At 12:38pm on September 8, 2008, Andrea said…
Have never made any of the items you mentioned, nor do I have any sources. I probably am not much help, except that I have a desire to learn. I have just became a vegetarian again after several years of eating meat. However, I think if I could find a local farm that I can trust I would be open to eat beef, pork, chicken in limited quantities.
At 6:50am on September 5, 2008, Andrea said…
I would love to learn how to make cheese and start a group!
 
 
 

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Belfast Co-op posted an event
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Free screening of "American Meat" in Belfast at Belfast Free Library

April 29, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
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
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Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Market at Exeter High School

April 12, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
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
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Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Market at Wentworth Greenhouses

April 5, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
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
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Mar 27
Fresh Start Farms posted a status
"Our Fresh Start Farms CSA sign-ups are in full swing! Visit http://cultivatingcommunity.org/csa/fresh-start-farms-csa.html"
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New England Food Policy Report Released!

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
Mar 21
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Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Market at Wentworth Greenhouses

March 22, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
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
Mar 19
Grace Lovell updated their profile
Mar 15
Caren Mulford posted an event

WERU Community Radio On-Air Farm & Garden Auction at WERU-FM Community Radio

June 3, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
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
Mar 15
Taryn Kelley joined Maine Food System's group
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Maine Food System

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!
Mar 14
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Food Council Network hosts Mark Winne on March 21st at St Mary's Nutrition Center

March 21, 2014 from 8:30am to 12pm
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
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Land Search

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Kristi Baldini joined Tom Roberts's group
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Maine Farmers' Markets

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
Mar 12
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Maine Food Hubs

This group if for anyone involved in or considering involvement in a food hub type of project.See More
Mar 12
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2014 Maine Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Unity (Weekend Format) at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center

May 16, 2014 at 9am to September 7, 2014 at 5pm
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
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