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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
What the mid-terms means for federal ag-policy reform
Grist - 11/3/2010.
By Tom Philpott – The House and Senate ag committees, that two-headed monster that dominates federal ag policy, both have a new look after the midterms. What does this mean for farm policy ahead of looming 2012 Farm Bill negotiations?
The 2012 Farm Bill – it’s not too late to think big
Civil Eats - 11/3/2010.
By Lee Zukor – Understanding the Farm Bill: A Citizen’s Guide to a Better Food System, a Facebook page launched last month by Mark Muller from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and myself aims to take a first, small step towards demystifying the Farm Bill. Our goal is to empower concerned citizens across the United States by communicating what’s at stake in the 2012 Farm Bill in terms that we can all understand.
Kale chips can satisfy junk food cravings
Bangor Daily News - 11/3/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – You probably won’t convince a teenager or die-hard couch-potato-chip snacker that these are as good as classic out-of-the-bag junk food, but I have fallen pretty hard for kale chips. They satisfy my longing for crunchy, oily and salty, and look, Ma, no carbohydrates!
Soup to Nuts: DO try this at home
Portland Press Herald - 11/3/2010.
By Meredith Goad – Westbrook: Stephen Foster, 11, was pretty convinced that taking a cooking class was going to be boring. But then he got a knife in his hand and found that he likes chopping fresh garlic to make marinara sauce.
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July 9 - Poultry Processing Workshop

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