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Unity, ME  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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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
Going back to the land
Maine Sunday Telegram - 1/25/2009.
Interest in locally grown food and agricultural preservation leads to the reversal of a decades-old trend.
Sweet corn that’s worth the wait
Maine Sunday Telegram - 1/25/2009.
David Handley of the University of Maine extension's Highmoor Farm in Monmouth recently reported on test trials for corn conducted last summer at the Maine Agriculture Show.
For small businesses, new lead law is poison
Portland Press Herald - 1/24/2009.
SOUTH BERWICK — Jennifer Houghton is getting out of the children's hat business. Houghton, owner of The Little Hat Co., is among the thousands of small manufacturers and retailers nationwide who say they can't afford to comply with a new federal law requiring that all products for children 12 or younger be tested for lead and phthalates, which are chemicals used to soften plastics.
Mapping out pesticide use
Kennebec Journal - 1/24/2009.
WATERVILLE -- Should it be up to neighbors to find out about nearby pesticide use, or the crop growers doing the spraying?
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July 7 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Livestock Management

July 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Livestock Management

July 9 - Poultry Processing Workshop

July 14 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Value Added on the Farm

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