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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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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.

 

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New England follows Maine with cut-your-own Christmas trees
Bangor Daily News - 11/26/2010.
By Kathy McCormack – Concord, N.H.: As Christmas approaches, Paula Letson looks forward to picking out and cutting down her own tree, a tradition she’s kept for more than 20 years. “I love it,” said Letson, 62, who finds her tree each year at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, N.H., home of a nonprofit conservation center.
Hunger gnaws at 200,000 Mainers
Kennebec Journal - 11/25/2010.
By Craig Crosby – Thousands of people across the state will wake up this morning unsure where or how they will get their next meal. Those working the front lines to provide those meals are feeling the pressure.
Bountiful tables not enjoyed by all
Portland Press Herald - 11/25/2010.
Op-ed by Mark R. Swann and Donna Yellen – Portland: Recently the USDA announced that Maine ranks a dismal second in the nation for very low food security (government speak for hunger). One out of seven Mainers experiences hunger. This statistic may be shocking, but we see it every day with long lines of people waiting for food.
Consider the Turkey
The Atlantic - 11/24/2010.
By James McWilliams – "Humans," Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has written, "seem to take a perverse pleasure in attributing stupidity to animals when it is almost entirely a question of human ignorance." This dictum seems especially apt with Thanksgiving arriving tomorrow. No animal, after all, has been more actively dismissed for its purported stupidity than the turkey.
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