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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
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    Maine Maple Sunday and Effects of Climate Change on Maple Trees

    This Sunday, March 24 you will need to plug in your GPS or if you are old school (personally, I’m horrible with maps) spread out the Maine road atlas and start out for some of the sweetest spots in Maine…sugarhouses! Read on

    Posted: March 19, 2013
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    Small Wonder Organics Farm Interview: MOFGA Journeyperson, Farmer Incubator

    When you turn onto Wildes Road, a long dirt road in Bowdoinham, Maine, along the shores of Merrymeeting Bay, the first thing that catches a visitor’s eye are the acres of farmland. This is where several farming couples are leasing acreage from fellow farmer George Christopher, through his farmer incubator program. Read on

    Posted: March 14, 2013
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    Basics of Pruning

    Pruning can affect your tree’s health, make it stronger and more resistant to storm damage (think downed limbs and power lines!), and make it more attractive. By understanding how, when and why to prune you can prevent a lot of problems. Read on

    Posted: March 12, 2013
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    Raising Chickens: Basics for Beginners

    Whether you want a small flock of chickens to produce fresh eggs or supply your family with meat, there are a few things you’ll need to know. This post is meant to provide the basics to get through the first three to four weeks of raising chickens and avoiding beginner’s mistakes. Read on

    Posted: March 7, 2013
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    Port Clyde Fresh Catch and the 2013 Maine Shrimp Fishing Season

    In the early morning hours, just after sunrise, a few fishermen made their way onto snow-covered boats in a picturesque port on the southwestern shore of Penobscot Bay. Though calm, the men knew this would likely be the last day of Maine’s 2013 shrimp season. With easterly winds forecast for the next two days, there would be too few shrimp to bother going out (as it was, on this day the catch would prove to cover the fuel and little more). Read on

    Posted: March 5, 2013