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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

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2016 Poultry Processing Workshop

Thursday, July 7

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 MOFGA's livestock expert Diane Schivera and MOFGA's Jason Tessier of Tessier's Farm as they teach you how to successfully and sanitarily process your own meat birds. 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
New Report Exposes Devastating Impact of Monsanto Practices on U.S. Farmers
Center for Food Safety - 2/12/2013.
Today, one week before the Supreme Court hears arguments in Bowman v. Monsanto Co., the Center for Food Safety and Save our Seeds launched our new report, Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers.
Seed savers: Vandana Shiva and female farmers stand up to Monsanto
Grist - 2/11/2013.
By Daniel Klein - On a recent trip to India, Perennial Plate got a wake-up call from environmental activist Vandana Shiva. Here’s our conversation with Shiva on a seed-saving revolution, farmer suicides, and how female farmers are the future of India’s agriculture (video).
Food, drink industries undermine health policy, study finds
Reuters - 2/11/2013.
By Kate Kelland - Multinational food, drink and alcohol companies are using strategies similar to those employed by the tobacco industry to undermine public health policies, health experts said on Tuesday.
The Egg Makes Its Move In A New Version Of Which Came First: The Chicken Or the Egg?
National Public Radio - 2/11/2013.
By Robert Krulwich - Everybody knows you need a chicken to lay an egg. Everybody knows you need an egg to produce a chicken. What nobody knows is how the cycle started.
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