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."
"FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools) is currently running a Kickstarter for the FARMS Community Kitchen to be located on the second floor of Rising Tide. Please visit our Kickstarter page, support our project and spread the word. See:…"
This group is to facilitate connections among people and groups working directly in the Greater Portland Food System (farmers, fishermen, activists, food service, agencies, NGO's, businesses/coops, gardeners, processors, distributors/aggregators, retailers, etc.) This online group is meant to compliment the other connecting work already happening in Greater Portland.See More
Come join the Greater Portland Sustainability Council for a free mini-conference at USM on June 4 from 3 pm - 7 pm. More info by clicking here. You can come for specific topics or the whole event. Do you have a topic to present or discuss? - let us know as there will be time for "open space" discussions. Sessions will be presented on the following (go to the website for the detailed…See More
You do not have to totally re=invent the wheel. Alice Waters has been running a program that spreads from California called Edible Schoolyard. Check this out. I've also been involved teaching children how to cook garden food,…"
"There is great potential that if these bills pass those processors that comply with current regulations may be very compromised. The exemptions from state and federal laws will likely decimate Maine's current inspection system, bring the…"
As per Monique's request for dialog on the forum, I am posting links to 3 bills. I'll admit to being unclear as to what some of the reporting language means. OTP means Ought to Pass, ONTP means ought not to pass, AM is amendments, and I am going to venture a guess that Divided Report means it was split down the middle.LD 475…See More