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April 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Collapsing Health Care System

No one is happy with their current health care benefits (except, perhaps, Congress who have blessed themselves with lavishly complete medical benefit plans,) but according to a recent article in AARP magazine, we in the US are now spending about $8000 per person per year and we're getting crappy results for that… Continue

Added by Holly Noonan on April 28, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Food Policy in Public Schools Needs Reform

Hello ELFC folk,

Here is a mission for someone to get going on: Reform the federal school policy that dictates all uneaten fruit be thrown out if the child receiving the "free federal meal" chooses not to eat it.

As of 2005 when I worked in the public schools in Portland, I was told it is federally policy to prohibit teachers from collecting uneaten fruit or for children to share it with others. The reasoning cited was "health concerns." Even fruits with protective skins… Continue

Added by Lisa V. Blake, Be A Good Apple on April 24, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Spring chores

Yesterday loaded up several people with well composted manure. Enjoy watching peoples reaction when they see how dark and rich the manure is. Last night evaluated our lambs and marked two ewes that will be good replacement ewes. Have some nice lambs this year. Good long length, depth, and out of ewes with superior maternal instincts. Now need to begin halter training the 4 lambs we kept from last year.

Will be busy now, turning compost into garden and plant,plant plant. My favorite time of… Continue

Added by Meadowsweet Lamb and Herb Farm on April 19, 2009 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Parsnips for sale

Early Spring parsnips are freshly dug. They are sweet and buttery, even before you add the maple syrup and butter! Simply boiled, they need little to dress them. They are also great additions to any dish calling for potatoes. The best Shepherd's Pie I have ever had was topped with spring-dug parsnips. (Stacy warns me that my enthusiasm for the roots is more related to the garden's spring wake-up...) But planted in Spring of last year, they have… Continue

Added by John Bliss on April 4, 2009 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

Green Jobs on the Blue Ocean - NAMA's February newsletter and a surprising response

In February the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (for whom I work) sent out our latest newsletter. Although I'd be naive to think that there wouldn't be opposition to our position, I was surprised to see such strong support for for agribusiness in a fisheries magazine. I've attached this response to our newsletter as published in the April issue of National Fisherman, a Portland, ME publication. What do you think?

Green Jobs on the Blue Ocean

A message from Niaz… Continue

Added by Jennifer Plummer on April 3, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

FOOD+FARM tickets now on sale

Tickets for the three of the FOOD+FARM 2009 events are now on sale via SPACE Gallery's Brown Paper Tickets page. The event runs May 7-10 at SPACE Gallery and many of the events, particularly the Bryant Terry talk and the advance preview screening of the new film Food, Inc. are expected to sell out.

Eat Maine Foods members get fist crack at buying tickets here.

We're still working on the scheduling for the Sunday,… Continue

Added by Food + Farm on April 2, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Vicki Harding-Chudy on April 2, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

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