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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org

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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
Count on farmers’ market for fresh, tasty ingredients
Portland Press Herald - 8/19/2009.
By Brooke Dojny – I love nothing better than shopping for, cooking and eating a meal collected exclusively from the farmers' market.
Veteran plant-eater happily endorses veggie chic
Portland Press Herald - 8/19/2009.
By Avery Yale Kamila – My mother blames my eating habits on my organic-farm-girl childhood and, in particular, a pet pig who made an appearance on the dinner table as a pork chop. Others cite my short stint as a Burger King cashier. Personally, I trace my dietary preferences to a speech about animal testing and cosmetics I delivered during my sophomore year of high school. Whatever the cause, the end result is the same: These days, I do my best to keep animal products off my plate.
A pleasant surprise
Bangor Daily News - 8/19/2009.
By Jessica Bloch – Cafe Sorpreso is exactly what its name suggests. It’s a surprise and a pleasant one, from its downtown Presque Isle location to its ever-changing menu filled with fresh produce, made-from-scratch bread and homemade desserts to its accommodating owner-chefs.
Death by doughnut
Bangor Daily News - 8/19/2009.
Editorial – When it comes to food and its effect on health, what do people know and how do they know it? Surely everyone knows that fried, fatty foods and drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup can lead to diabetes, heart disease and weight gain, which in turn can depress physical activity, which in turn can lead to other debilitating conditions. Or do they?
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