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Lost Kitchen

The Lost Kitchen is now found in this 1878 building, originally the First National Bank of Belfast. Photo courtesy of Erin French. Erin French started The Lost Kitchen as a “secret supper” enterprise before opening her new restaurant. Jonathan Levitt photo. By Polly Shyka For a short while, Belfast, Maine, was home to a secret

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Local Food Wedding

Andy and Julia McLeod at their wedding. Photo courtesy of Sarah Moore. By Julia McLeod I can imagine some future brides poring over wedding magazines – delighting in dresses, shoes and flowers. I pored over seed catalogs – oohing and aahing over heirloom tomatoes and watermelon varieties. My husband, Andy, and I decided to grow

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Sagadahoc MOFGA

Most MOFGA members are familiar with the Sagadahoc MOFGA chapter through its booth at the Common Ground Country Fair, shown here being erected by Jeremy Blaiklock and George Sergeant. Photo courtesy of George Sergeant. Thirty-Five Years, Thirty-Five Fairs, Seven Community Gardens and Abundant Good Energy By Jean English The Sagadahoc chapter of MOFGA celebrated its

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Greater Lovell Land Trust

Leigh Hayes shows a bear skull to participants on a walk at Kezar River Reserve, part of the Greater Lovell Land Trust. Photo courtesy of Greater Lovell Land Trust. Enjoying and understanding the natural world is the foundation for lasting environmental stewardship By Joyce White What is man without the beasts?… For whatever happens to

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Pietree Apple Orchard

Scott Miller sorting apples into bags for sale inside the sales building. Joyce White photo. By Joyce White   Maine Apple Day at Pietree Orchard in Sweden was a lively celebration of apples. Shelves were lined with crisp, just-picked apples, and trees were loaded with ripe pick-your-own fruit. Visitors enjoyed freshly pressed apple cider, apple

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Veggies for All

Tim Libby, project manager for Veggies for All, transplants cabbage seedlings at the host site, Unity College. Jesse Pyles photo. By Holli Cederholm On the third Saturday of every month, a well-traveled road in Unity, Maine, becomes obstructed with heavier than usual traffic as clients of the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry line up to receive

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American Plains Indians As Farmers

John Eastman’s “Guarding the Cornfields” shows Indian women scaring birds away from the crop. The Dream That Might Have Been By John Koster American Mythology 101 holds that the Plains Indians had to be subdued and constrained to reservations because they were too proud or too lazy to take up farming. The myth permeates Hollywood

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Axis

Peggy Schuler and her husband, Ken, started Axis Natural Foods in 1970. The store, now in Auburn, continues to be an important resource for healthful products. Maine’s Longest-Operating Health Food Store By Rebecca Goldfine When Peggy Schuler started out in the business of selling organic and natural food in the early 1970s, officials in Maine

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Cooperative Gardening in Northport

Ocean Glimpse gardeners enjoy the onion and corn harvest. From left to right in front, Wendy Meacham, Susan Pierce, Rossi Meacham, Sean Meacham; on the deck, Roger and Regina Knight with corn. Photo by Judy Berk. By Jane Lamb When one of the highlights of summer is a bunch of grownups sitting on a deck

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John Bunker

John Bunker finds and saves heirloom varieties of apples in Maine; his dog, Tessa, keeps deer away from the orchard. Jane Lamb photo. “To Be of Value While I’m Here” By Jane Lamb “Core and slice thickly, with skin. Fry in pork fat. Add water as necessary till soft. Then add ‘a few dollops’ of

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