|Meet Jenn Legnini, a farmer-chef who opened a cafe at the Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market in Topsham|
Portland Press Herald - 11/15/2015. By Mary Pols - Jenn Legnini has a newish farm and a very new restaurant, but neither quite fit traditional definitions. Turtle Rock, her farm/”craft cannery” in Brunswick, comprises just one-third of an acre for vegetables, although her commercially licensed kitchen is filled with both percolating pots and ideas for value-added products. Her restaurant is a cafe at the Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market, which opened this month, making the Topsham market the first in the state to have its own cafe (or so Leigh Hallett, executive director of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets believes).
|It's Final: FDA Issues Long-Awaited Food Safety Rules|
National Public Radio - 11/15/2015. By Dan Charles, The Salt - Five years ago, Congress promised an overhaul of the nation's food safety system, passing the Food Safety Modernization Act. It took much longer than expected, but the Food and Drug Administration has now released the centerpiece – or at least, the most contested – part of that overhaul. These are rules that cover farmers who grow fresh produce, as well as food importers.