|Living off the grid the new-fashioned way in Thorndike|
Portland Press Herald - 3/19/2017. By Mary Pols - Homesteader Frank Giglio offers up lunch: wild rice, some sauteed cabbage dressed with a blueberry vinegar, a chunk of lightly breaded, but still moist, pollock he caught on a fall fishing trip and marinated in a ginger-shoyu sauce. The wild rice came from Minnesota, where it was harvested by traditional methods (by hand, from a canoe) and nearly everything else is from Maine. Even the plate, made by Lincolnville ceramicist Ariela Nomi Kuh.
|If it grows together, it goes together|
Portland Press Herald - 3/19/2017. By Christine Burns Rudalevige - Boy did I step in a pile of compost when I started digging around to figure out how a companion planting scheme in your summer garden could turn into a party on your plate at harvest time. I’d anticipated clear-cut scientific explanations on how sowing basil seeds among tomato plants helps both thrive in the garden and complement each other in a Caprese salad.
|Veterans are putting roots down in Maine – as farmers|
Bangor Daily News - 3/18/2017. By Abigail Curtis - A couple of years ago, when Army veteran Adria Horn found a piece of land she was interested in purchasing for her family’s new farm, she wanted to run the idea by her husband.