Looking for help in starting a small scale community veggie garden in Wilton. The produce will be given to low-income seniors. These folks are a great bunch and would appreciate anyone who assisted…Continue
"This is a tough one indeed. If we can just encourage people to look deeper at important issues. For myself, eating whole, fresh organic, local foods is like health insurance. I never get sick and thus save a LOT of money that…"
"I am also in search of a local source! Nezinscot Farm in Turner is one of the only places I have found too. They have a great variety of everything including cheeses, breads, canned goods, bakery, meats, all kinds of stuff. It is a…"
"Funny you should mention that--a friend just e-mailed me about the proposed "Food Tyranny Act" that would hand over new powers to the FDA to regulate and criminalize raw milk, food farming and seed saving.
That does not surprise me about…"
"Oddly enough, the list that David linked to says that some Maine farms previously on the list have asked to be removed.
"NOTE: Five Maine listings were removed on October 1st at the farmers' request because USDA officials are using this…"
"Thanks for this info. We are fortuneate to live in a state that allows us to buy and sell raw milk...some other states do not allow it. I hate it when the govt gets involved and do not allow the people to make choices for themselves."
"Here's a list of most of the farms in Maine that offer raw milk, either at the farm or through retail markets. I can't vouch for its accuracy, but the group that published it is dedicated to the sale of raw milk around the…"
"Katy, The are a number of Maine farms that bottle raw milk and sell it either at the farm or through natural foods stores. The Belfast Coop carries three or four different brands of raw milk. The Natural Living Center in Bangor also has one or two…"
"And MOOMilk is not raw milk. It's pasteurized milk, with a 14-day shelf life. Most of the other organic milks you can find in the store are ultra-pasteurized. They are basically cooked and have a much longer shelf life, but they don't…"
"Thanks for the link to MOOMilk, Jeff. MOOMilk is not a branch of Oakhurst. They distribute MOOMilk for us in Maine and in a few stores in New Hampshire. MOOMilk will soon be available in the Boston area! There, we are hiring Organic Renaissance to…"
"Perhaps my response was not very 'user friendly.' MOO Milk is based in Augusta and is Oakhurst's raw milk L3C branch. They have a handy search engine for finding nearby places to purchase MOO Milk here."
Please see the attached (and below) press release about an important public hearing on international trade and its impact or potential impact on Maine food and agriculture policy.PRESS RELEASE:PUBLIC HEARING ON FOOD SAFETY AND AGRICULTURE TO BE HELDON DECEMBER 12th BYTHE CITIZEN TRADE POLICY COMMISSIONThe Chairs of the Citizen Trade Policy Commission (CTPC), Senator Troy Jackson and Representative Sharon Anglin Treat, are inviting members of the public to attend a public hearing which is…See More
The 2014 Maine Farmers' Market Convention is the sixth such annual convention and is the first one organized entirely by the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets. The Convention was originally organized by the Downeast Business Alliance.To make it easier for folks to attend, we have made it a single day event and held on a Sunday when there are fewer winter farmers' markets happening. It is also more centrally located, happening in the beautiful back hills of Hallowell at the…See More
This is the first month in an ongoing monthly supper that will take place every month. Herbal drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and 3 courses prepared by Chef Frank Giglio featuring seasonal and local meats, dairy, and produce. $45 per person. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for rsvp and additional information. See More
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors at the Wentworth Greenhouses from 10am-2pm, selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! Local seafood cooking demo with Moxy and NH Sea Grant. You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.Extra Parking, Free ShuttleWe will…See More
Are you interested in learning more about butchering? Do you wish to be more connected with the food you eat? Join us at Three Lily Farm for an all day workshop where chef Frank will be processing one of our grass fed lambs. Topics covered will include: basic knife skills, personal and food safety techniques, full carcass breakdown, qualities and characteristics of cuts, and potential marketing strategies. Lunch and beverages will be provided during the day.Suggested Donation: $15-50 For more…See More
The Eat Local Foods Coalition (host of this web site) will hold its monthly meeting from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.This meeting will be held at the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust. We will start this month's meeting by hearing a little bit about the program.Agenda will include round table updates/networking with all attendees, special topics of interest to those working on local food issues, and general ELFC business.The meeting is open to anyone involved or interested in the local food system in Maine.See More
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors at the Wentworth Greenhouses from 10am-2pm, 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 Parking, Free ShuttleWe will be offering the parking shuttle again this year, with…See More
You have until November 15 to speak up to save local food and farms from the nasty machinations of big Ag as it manipulates new rules to put you out of business. Really. Here I copy a post by Tom Philpott, the voice of truth in food politics: I do this to alert you to action.4 Foods That Could Disappear If New Food Safety Rules Pass—By Tom Philpott| Wed Nov. 6, 2013 3:00 AM PST…See More