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An image from From Huey Coleman's film, "Maine Heritage Orchard," showing orchard director John Bunker. The film will be presented throughout Maine this winter and spring.

Prize-winning Maine filmmaker Huey Coleman's "Maine Heritage Orchard" film will be shown during the 2016 Maine Short Film Festival, sponsored by the Maine Film & Video Association.

Huey was at the first planting day of MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard in 2013, when volunteers planted 102 heirloom apple trees on a reclaimed sand and gravel pit in Unity, Maine. He continued documenting the project for the next year and a half.

Huey's video will be shown at these locations:

December 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – Strand Theater, Rockland
January 7, 7:30 p.m. – Space Gallery, Portland
January 14, 7 p.m. – Gracie Theatre, Bangor
January 28, time TBA – Frontier Café, Brunswick
March 10, time TBA – Reel Pizza, Bar Harbor
March 24, 7 p.m. – Stonington Opera House, Stonington
April 7, 7 p.m. – The Alamo, Bucksport
April 14, 7 p.m. – Denmark Arts Center, Denmark
April 21, 7 p.m. – Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor
April 28, 7 p.m. – Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville

The video is also posted at www.youtube.com/user/MaineOrganicFarmers (click on the video titled, "Maine Heritage Orchard").

Read more about MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard

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By Gene Logsdon – The abandoned farmsteads shown here are not far from where I live. Such sad scenes are easy enough to find. They have been a part of the landscape of my life, grave markers of the agrarian culture that I love.
Healthy living feeds cook’s palate
Portland Press Herald - 11/10/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – What began as a friend's suggestion to start a food blog has blossomed into a cookbook. This week, "A Life in Balance: Delicious, Plant-Based Recipes for Optimal Health," written by Meg Wolff of Cape Elizabeth and published by Down East Books, hits bookstores.
Applesauce gingerbread on menu for new governor
Bangor Daily News - 11/10/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – Blaine House Executive Chef Heather Hopkins in Augusta shared this recipe that she’ll be making for a new governor in a couple short months. A nice variation on good old gingerbread, this one uses applesauce.
Delivering the goods
The Boston Globe - 11/10/2010.
By Kathleen Pierce – As soon as Bill Eldridge landed a contract with Whole Foods Market, the chief executive of Maine’s Own Organic Milk Co. knew he had a problem. “It would be way too expensive and would take me a couple of days to get to the stores,’’ said Eldridge, who oversees eight family-run dairy farms from Kennebec to Aroostook County.
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