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Cranberry Ketchup

Our Unique Cranberry Ketchup!

Posted on September 09, 2019

Every year in early September we make a big batch of our Organic Maine Cranberry Ketchup  for Jeff at Heiwa Tofu  to serve with his Tofu  “Frites”  at the Common Ground Country Fair.   Last year,

Chef Jose Andres, Culinary Hero

Posted on August 30, 2019

Chef Jose Andres is one of my culinary heroes…the man who helped feed Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.  Read what he has to say about our food systems. departures.com/lifestyle/food/chef-jose-andres-conscious-cuisine-world-central-kitchen He is right on and he

New book by Dr. Lisa Young, “Finally Full, Finally Slim”

Posted on January 15, 2019

New book by Dr. Lisa Young, “Finally Full, Finally Slim” is all about portions, a great read and healthy eating for life!   She’s my new hero!  Here’s some more info: http://www.dietdetective.com/interview-with-nutritionist-dr-lisa-young/

One of Maine's summer delights, wild Maine blueberries.

Wild Blueberries will Tingle Your Taste Buds

Posted on December 13, 2018

According to Sam Schipani in the Bangor Daily News article, “Savory is the new trend for wild Maine blueberries that will tingle your taste buds, food brands in Maine have been moving away from sweet

Elliot Coleman’s New Organic Grower

Posted on October 01, 2018

Elliot Coleman.  The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.  30th Anniversary Edition.  Chelsea Green, 2018. The first edition of this book came out in 1989

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Round-up in Cheerios? What are we feeding our children?

Posted on September 05, 2018

In her Food Politics blog, Marion Nestle explains how oats and wheat can become contaminated with glyphosate at amounts that exceed standards. Read her blog post: How did glyphosate get into Cheerios?

Rabbit Hill's Newest Resident

Rabbit Hill’s Newest Resident – Spruce

Posted on July 25, 2018

Spruce’s formal name is: Salty Dog Sieur de Monts. Sieur de Monts was the Lieutenant Governor of New France, named in 1603 by the King of France. The territory under his control extended from Philadelphia

Macaron

Another success story from Cheryl Wixson’s Kitchen!!!

Posted on June 08, 2018

Jaelin Roberts has perfected the art of making Macarons in her mother’s home kitchen in Bangor. Jalin took my Kitchen Licensing Workshop and I helped them get both their kitchen and product licensed. Congratulations, Jaelin!

Cheryl with one of her rabbits

Meet: Cheryl Wixson, ‘top cheerleader’ for Maine foods

Posted on December 07, 2015

Once the resident chef for MOFGA, the Stonington farmer has her hand in a number of local, organic food projects. Portland Press Herald December 6, 2015 Cheryl Wixson is still described as “MOFGA’s resident chef”

Food processing workshops at Orland Community Center

Posted on October 13, 2015

ORLAND, MAINE – With generous support from the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, the Bucksport Community Concerns is hosting two food-processing workshops at the Orland Community Center on October 20 and 29. 

Shelling Organic Seed Corn on Wood Prairie Farm

Posted on January 08, 2015

I enjoyed watching this short video of Jim Gerritsen of Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater, Maine. Jim is having fun with a well-working machine that is shelling Organic Dakota Ivory Corn. This is the corn

GMO vs. Organic debate

Scientists need to rethink their beliefs about GMOs

Posted on December 17, 2014

Belief systems and narratives matter, as was pointed out in a Nov. 23 opinion piece defending genetically modified organisms (GMOs) against growing public concerns (“Americans need to rethink our views of GMO vs organic crops”).

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