|Local duo taps into maple wine, spirits market|
Kennebec Journal - 1/31/2011.By Leslie Bridgers – Oakland: Bruce Olson and Steve Buchsbaum thought it would be a lot of work to start distilling their own maple brandy. But they didn't know it would be impossible. By its legal definition, brandy is made from fruit, Buchsbaum said. So, what do you call a spirit distilled from fermented maple syrup? "It doesn't fit into any category," he said.
|Gorham may ease farm animal limits|
Portland Press Herald - 1/31/2011.By Beth Quimby – Gorham: Downtown Gorham residents who have yearned to turn their yards into working farms may finally get the chance. The Town Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a land-use code change that would allow the keeping of livestock in the town's more densely populated neighborhoods.
|More farmers’ markets are expanding into winter|
Bangor Daily News - 1/31/2011. By Sharon Kiley Mack - Belfast: In the past, when farmers markets were established in a community, they were expected to run from June to September, capitalizing on the peak of the summer harvest season. But now, not only are most farmers markets looking for locations to expand in the off-season, but newly formed markets such as the Woodlawn Farmers’ Market in Ellsworth are being set up on the assumption they will operate year-round.
|Fish consumption at all time high|
Grist - 1/31/2011. Rome – Fish consumption reached record levels in 2010 and world stocks need to be urgently rebuilt, experts at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report Monday.