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Phone: 207-568-4142
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2015 Poultry Processing Workshop
Thursday, July 9
MOFGA's Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $75 for non-members; $60 for members
Information: Email Diane Schivera or contact the MOFGA office - (207) 568-4142

Join Diane Schivera, MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist and local farmer Everett Ottinger of Nettie Fox Farm who raised the birds, for a workshop about how to process poultry. In this workshop you will be guided through a safe and humane process for turning live birds into oven ready roasters. We'll discuss poultry management, equipment and food safety concerns. Please bring your favorite kitchen knife, an apron, and a willingness to learn. Each participant will take home a bird.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
13 secret toxins lurking in your food, and how to avoid them
Alternet - 8/11/2009.
By Tina McCarthy, EcoSalon – Various shelves throughout every aisle of your grocery store are stocked with wolves in sheep’s clothing. Colorful packaging, appetizing pictures, and nutrition claims hide the truth: unhealthy chemicals are lurking in many these seemingly harmless foods. Here are some tips to help you steer clear of hidden toxins that masquerade as safe products.
Gardening is the best metaphor for everything. Even engineering.
Treehugger - 8/10/2009.
By Sami Grover – I seem to be having the same conversation over-and-over again recently – or at least a very similar one. How can we create a sustainable society? What model can we follow to cut our carbon emissions? How do we develop a viable alternative to business as usual? Whether it's entrepreneurs or activists – there seems to be a real hunger for "the answer" to the sustainability puzzle.
Fresh basil stars in seasonal breakfast
Bangor Daily News - 8/8/2009.
By Sandy Oliver – As soon as our basil is big enough to pick, we have a special, annual, seasonal treat for breakfast: basil, garlic and Parmesan with eggs. I met up with this combination years and years ago at a little breakfast place. The cook called it Italian Eggs.
Debunking the meat/climate change myth
Grist - 8/7/2009.
By Eliot Coleman – I am dismayed that so many people have been so easily fooled on the meat eating and climate change issue following the UN report. The culprit is not meat eating but rather the excesses of corporate/industrial agriculture.
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July 9 - Poultry Processing Workshop

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