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Summer Fish CSF options from Port Clyde Fresh Catch--filleted or whole fish available at 11 pickup locations!

Want delicious, fresh fish this summer?

We're still taking new CSF subscribers--Sign up anytime to receive a weekly share of wild-caught fish harvested by the Midcoast Fishermen’s Cooperative of Port Clyde, Maine!

Your weekly share of our fishermen’s fresh catch will consist of a variety of

haddock, cod, flounder, hake, dabs, grey sole, monkfish, pollock and redfish.

Whole Fish Subscription Options (cleaned and packed on ice)

Half… Continue

Added by Port Clyde Fresh Catch on July 17, 2009 at 7:00am — 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

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

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

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



No to HR875, HR759, HR814, HR1105 and S.425 and No to NAIS!

Corn engineered with human genes (Dow)

Rice engineered with human genes (in California) (Applied Phytologics)

Sugarcane engineered with human genes (Hawaii Agricultural Research Center)

Corn with pig, hepatitis B virus & simian immunodeficiency virus genes (ProdiGene)

Pigs engineered with mouse and e-coli genes “Enviropigs” (Ontario’s University of Guelph,… Continue

Added by chembust on March 25, 2009 at 9:11pm — 2 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

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

Farm apprentice wanted for the 2009 growing season starting early April.

Rippling Waters / Backyard Organics is a small nonprofit 12 acre vegetable farm and greenhouse operation locate on the banks of the Saco River in Standish, Maine. Currently 5 acres are in production. A large variety of MOFGA certified organic produce and other products including organic vegetable seedlings, herbs, bedding plants, and perennials are grown for markets in the Portland and Bridgton area. Besides several wholesale accounts, farm products are sold at 3 different farmers’ markets, at… Continue

Added by Rippling Waters Farm on March 2, 2009 at 8:28am — No Comments

Port Clyde Fresh Catch shrimp CSF's--seven locations!


We are running six-week Maine shrimp CSF subscriptions starting on February 6th, 7th, and 8th in seven locations around the state. Would you please help us spread the word?

CSF is the acronym for Community Supported Fishery. CSFs are modeled after the highly-successful Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) concept. In both CSAs and CSFs, members pay for shares at the beginning of the season and pick up their shares at a specific time and place each… Continue

Added by Port Clyde Fresh Catch on January 29, 2009 at 2:53pm — No Comments

8 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Well

1.) Eat well yourself. If your relationship with food needs some work, there is nothing that will have a greater single impact on your kids' health for the rest of their lives than for you to eat well and feel good yourself right now. (Need help with that? Hire a health counselor!) The "do what I say and not what I do" line your parents gave you never worked when YOU were a kid and it won't work now. Kids listen to your actions, not your words. Furthermore, the Center… Continue

Added by Holly Noonan on January 27, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Maine School Garden Network looking for Advisory Board Members

This new MSGN is now looking for volunteer members for an advisory board. Being a member of this board will be an opportunity to shape the Maine School Garden Network as it is being rebuilt, and to create support for school gardens and green school initiatives all over the state.

One and two year board membership opportunities are available. We are looking for some college and high school age members, and also for members with fundraising experience or expertise. Most of all though,… Continue

Added by Jessica Bean on January 22, 2009 at 3:52pm — No Comments

A New Year

Today brings a brand new year with the shivering sunshine peeking above the horizon. What will 2009 bring for all? Exactly what you want it to. Businesses have a chance to really shine this year after a less than stellar 2008. A chance to lead the pack and do something really great with your business. As business owners we have the real ability to affect environmental and social change and make 2009 a banner year for green businesses going forward.

Start with the small steps. Change… Continue

Added by Barkwheats Dog Biscuits on January 1, 2009 at 7:31am — No Comments

Happy New Year

As we look forward to another exciting year here at Mother Oven Bakery, we would like to take a moment to thank all our customers for sharing the passion for local, organic, whole grain foods with us this past year. Because of your continued support, we had one of our best years yet - and we are expecting 2009 to be even better. As many of you know, 2008 saw the expansion of our line of products and an increase in retail offerings at both farmer's markets and directly out of our bakery in… Continue

Added by Mother Oven Bakery on January 4, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Article about the Portland Food Co-op in Press Herald

If you missed it in print, here it is online:

Added by Portland Food Co-op on December 17, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Top 10 Ways to Save Money AND Eat Well

It's a common refrain that good food is not affordable food, and unfortunately, it's often true. This is, however, the first time in human history that nutrient-depleted food is cheaper than nutrient-dense food. This is a twisted fact that stems from none other than the industrial revolution. Once machines could process our foods, we started having them do it in massive quantities. Why would white rice ever be cheaper than brown rice? It's had more done to it! Volume. Industrial processing was… Continue

Added by Holly Noonan on December 21, 2008 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Summer Seafood and CSF's

When I was a kid, my grandmother would pick up my sister and me on Saturday mornings and take us to do her weekly shopping. First to Uncle Andy’s Bakery in South Portland. There she would trade her fresh farm eggs for her weekly baked goods and a treat for us. Then across the bridge to Harbor Fish Market. Howard Latham would take eggs for fish, and then trade some of the eggs with another vendor while holding some aside for his family. After… Continue

Added by Jennifer Plummer on June 26, 2008 at 9:55am — 4 Comments

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home food preservation programming

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is looking to expand our home food preservation network this summer.  Are you interested in food preserving and bringing hands-on workshops for adults as well as youth programming to your area? Kate McCarty, Food Preservation Community Education Assistant, needs a kitchen facility (not necessary to be certified or industrial) to bring a preserving workshop to your location. The fee of $15 per person materials fee is required, with partial scholarships…See More
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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 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• 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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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
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Seacoast Eat Local posted an event

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• Featured Food: Maple Syrup! There will be all sorts of delicious maple offerings including maple sugar, maple cream and candy, maple…See More
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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, along…See More
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Taryn Kelley joined Maine Food System's group

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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