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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Chef Frank Giglio. Photo by Lynn Karlin

Seasonal Cooking with Chef Frank Giglio: Winter
February 21, 2018
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
(Snow date February 28)
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Cost: $35; $25 for MOFGA members (includes recipes to take home)

Join
Chef Frank Giglio in the MOFGA kitchen to learn about Maine seasonal cooking. We'll kick off some dishes to brighten your winter recipe rotation, including buckwheat injera with whitefish spread, shredded beet salad, cornbread with herb butter, chicken soup with verdurette, and acorn brownies. Taste delicious food, learn something new and have fun in the kitchen!

Chef Frank Giglio will also lead a Spring Cooking Class on May 23. Registration is now open for this class.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
GMO Labeling Requirement Could Go to Maine Voters
Maine Public Broadcasting - 3/24/2016.
By A.J. Higgins - Voters could get a chance to weigh in on whether foods produced from genetically modified organisms should be labeled for consumers. In a mostly party-line vote, the Maine House Thursday approved a bill that would allow voters to decide whether to repeal one of the provisions of Maine’s current GMO labeling law - the requirement that it doesn’t take effect until neighboring states also approve it.
Maryland’s honeybees are being massacred, and the weapon might be in your house
The Washington Post - 3/24/2016.
By Darryl Fears - In the end, Maryland lawmakers couldn’t ignore the same haunting story from beekeepers. “I go into winter with a really strong population, managed them to be fat and healthy, treated for mites, with plenty of food,” said Bonnie Raindrop, a keeper in Baltimore County. “But at the end of winter, you open your hives and they’re all dead.”
Aroostook County volunteers want to start new farmers market
Bangor Daily News - 3/23/2016.
By Julia Bayly - It has been a number of years since Fort Fairfield had ready access to locally grown and produced food, but a group of fresh-food lovers is working to change that with what they hope will be Aroostook County’s newest farmers market.
Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Visits Herring Gut
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 3/23/2016.
Middle school students in Herring Gut Learning Center’s seaweed aquaculture program were recently treated to a visit from Jean Guyette of Maine Coast Sea Vegetables (MCSV), which offers sustainably harvested and [MOFGA-]certified organic seaweed products. Jean provided an overview of the history of the company, which began in 1971 by Shep Erhart and his wife Linette after learning about the immense health benefits of sea vegetables. Since then, the company has grown to employ over 40 people which handle around 100,000 pounds of seaweed every year.
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