Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Common Kitchen Report 2008

Fair News Archive \ Common Kitchen 2008

As the organic movement gathers speed, we get more and more amazing donations to the kitchen from our generous farmers, gardeners, natural food stores and small businesses. The only bump in the road this year was eggs. The kitchen uses close to 200 dozen eggs, and no Maine donors are large enough to handle that amount, so we rely on several donors. This year we were short on egg donations and had to purchase many. While many Maine farmers do produce organic eggs, driving around the state to get 200 dozen in small amounts is not feasible. If any organic egg farmers want to donate 10 or more dozen for 2009, please let me know. Through the generous donations of so many and the efforts of Patti Hamilton (Wonder Woman) and your humble reporter, we limited expenditures to cider, eggs and transportation to pick up donations. Many thanks to our Common Kitchen donors – and to Barbara McClennan, Madeline Cantwell, Kim Bolshaw, Patti Hamilton, Cheryl Wixson and your humble reporter who handled cooking and meal planning. We are also grateful to the many kitchen volunteers who gave generously of their time, talents, enthusiasm and humor; and to April Boucher, Jim Ahearne and other office staff who handled calls and deliveries. Apologies and deepest thanks to anyone we missed (including Rufus Percy of Treble Ridge Farm, who donated meat from his pigs two years ago).

If anyone wishes to donate to the Common Kitchen in 2009, please let us know anytime before the Fair. Contact April, 568-4142 or; or Bill Whitman, 225-3915 or

– Bill Whitman

4 M Productions
Androscoggin Apple Farm
Annie’s Homegrown
Applegate Farms
Associated Buyers
Avena Botanicals
Axis Natural Foods
Bath Natural Market
Beau Chemin
Beech Hill Farm
Belfast Co-Op
Big Sky Bakery
Blessed Maine Herbs
Blue Hill Co-Op
Blue Marble Brands
Bob’s Red Mill
Borealis Bread
Briggs Hall Homestead
Broadturn Farm
Caldwell Farm
Carding Brook Farm
Cascadian Farms
Celtic Salt
Checkerberry Farm
C.J. Walke
Common Folk Farm
Common Ground Exhibition Hall
Crystal Spring Farm
Curra Family Farm
Darthia Farm
David Studer
Double Bit Farm
Ducktrap River of Maine
Dylan Labelle
Elizabeth Smedberg
Endless Herbs & Natural Foods
F & A Farm
Fail Better Farm
Fiddler’s Green Farm
Fisher Farm
Flatbread Pizza
Fresh Off the Farm
Frontier Cafe
Frontier Herbs
Full Circle Farm
Good Food Store
Good Tern Co-Op
Goranson Farm
Gramp's Farm
Green Mountain Gringo
Greensweet Orchard
Half Moon Gardens
Hampden Natural Foods
Happy Town Farm
Harry Brown Farm
Harvestime Natural Foods
Hatchet Cove Farm
Haystack Mountain
Highland Blueberries
Highmoor Farm
Hoof n' Paw Farm
Horizon Organic
Horsepower Farm
Jack Kertesz
John Edwards Market
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Kelly Bros.
King Arthur Flour
Kinney's Maple Syrup
Lakewood Juices
Levesques Organic Farm
Little Falls Farm
Living Earth Farm
Liz Lauer
Lone Pine Products
Madhava Honey
Martha Gottlieb
Mary’s Gone Crackers
Meadowbrook Farm
MOFGA's North Orchard
Montana Channing
Mooar Hill Farm
Moon Hill Farm
Morning Dew Natural Foods
Morning Glory Natural Foods
Mother’s Mountain Mustard
Mysty Mountain Farm
Natural Living Center
Nature's Choice
New Elm Farm
New England Natural Bakers
New Leaf Farm
Nezinscot Farm
Once Again Nut Butter
Organic Valley
Pat n' Mikes
Patti Hamilton
Peacemeal Farm
Perley Emery
Phoenix Farm
Polly Shyka and Prentice Grassi
Radlo Foods
Really Raw Honey
Ricker Hill Orchard
Ridgeside Farm
Rising Tide Co-Op
Ron Desrosiers
Royal River Natural Foods
Sand Hill Farm
Seven Tree Farm
Shore Road Farm
Snowy Hill Gardens
Sparrow Farm
Spectrum Organic
Spice Of Life
Spruce Bush Farm
Squire Tarbox Farm
Standard Bakery
Strawberry Hill Farm
Sue Szwed
Sun & Earth
Swan's Honey
The Boardworks
Treble Ridge Farm
Tuva Bakery
Two Loons Farm
Univ. of New Hampshire Research Farm
Webb Family Farm
Western Waldo Buying Club
Whitehill Farm
Whole Foods Market
Willow Pond Farm
Wintergreen Farm