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    Six River Farm: Bowdoinham Farming/ MOFGA Journeyperson Farm Training Program

    You’d never have guessed it was a cold rainy day in early April, to look at row after row of seedlings in one of the greenhouses at Six River Farm in Bowdoinham, Maine. Read on

    Posted: April 16, 2013
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    Honey Bees and Beekeeping 101 – PART TWO

    When you think about beekeepers does your imagination immediately conjure up a person with a helmet and veil standing amidst hives with gardens blooming in the background and quarts of honey on the pantry shelf? Read on

    Posted: April 11, 2013
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    Honey Bees and Beekeeping 101 – PART ONE

    Honey, pollination, they are a wonderful way to learn about nature, and as an added bonus you become part of a community of beekeepers (a fun, smart, and really interesting bunch). Read on

    Posted: April 9, 2013
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    Third Annual Food Day 2013: Maine

    Have you thought about the journey your food takes from soil to the plate, about rising obesity and diabetes rates, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, sustainably produced food and farm worker justice? If the answer is yes to any of the above, then you might be interested in getting involved in the third annual Food Day on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Read on

    Posted: April 4, 2013
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    Third Annual Food Day 2013: Maine

    Have you thought about the journey your food takes from soil to the plate, about rising obesity and diabetes rates, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, sustainably produced food and farm worker justice? Read on

    Posted: April 4, 2013
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    Butchery 101 with Fleisher's Meats: PART TWO In the Classroom and Resources

    After a morning on the farm witnessing the slaughter of a pig with master butcher and former Culinary Institute of America instructor Hans Sebald, I returned to Fleisher’s Grass Fed and Organic Meats shop in Kingston, NY for an afternoon of butchering instruction. Read on

    Posted: March 28, 2013
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    Butchery 101 with Fleisher's Meats: PART TWO In the Classroom and Resources

    After a morning on the farm witnessing the slaughter of a pig with master butcher and former Culinary Institute of America instructor Hans Sebald, I returned to Fleisher’s Grass Fed and Organic Meats shop in Kingston, NY for an afternoon of butchering instruction. Read on

    Posted: March 28, 2013
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    Butchery 101: In the Field with Fleisher's Meats

    Two weeks ago I set out for the Hudson River Valley’s Kingston, N.Y., to participate in the third day of an introductory Butchery 101 three day class at Fleisher’s Grass-Fed & Organic Meats. Upon inquiring where I could learn more about slaughtering and butchering classes for The Root's readers, contacts in Maine’s “food world” had mentioned Fleisher’s butcher training as having an excellent reputation. Read on

    Posted: March 26, 2013
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    Maine Maple Sunday 2013

    This Sunday, March 24 the public has the opportunity to see a sugarhouse in action during Maine's 30th Annual Maine Maple Sunday! Don’t know where maple comes from? This is your chance to find out. Read on

    Posted: March 21, 2013
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    Maine Maple Sunday 2013

    This Sunday, March 24 the public has the opportunity to see a sugarhouse in action during Maine's 30th Annual Maine Maple Sunday! Don’t know where maple comes from? This is your chance to find out. Read on

    Posted: March 21, 2013