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Review: Fresh

As a latecomer to the growing crop of food-industry exposés, Ana Sofia Joanes's even-handed documentary on the evils of factory farming doesn't live up to its title. Yet despite tilling familiar ground, its argument for sustainable alternatives intrigues
Really grows on you
By ALICIA POTTER  |  June 18, 2010

Layers of buying local

When we drink a glass of organic milk, or eat organic pork sausage with our organic scrambled eggs, it’s easy to forget what goes into securing that “organic” label.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2010

Letters to the Portland editor: June 19, 2009

In a recent issue, Brian Duff reviewed GRO Grassroots Organic Café, in Portland (see  "In the Raw,"  May 22). I've never read anything on the topic of food and nutrition more arrogant or opinionated.
Warning: Salad may kill you
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 19, 2009

Inspiring urban growers

Just in time for the fresh-food abundance that comes with summer and farmers' markets and pick-your-own adventures, the folks at SPACE Gallery and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host their second Food+Farm extravaganz
Just in time for the fresh-food abundance that comes with summer and farmers' markets and pick-your-own adventures, the folks at SPACE Gallery and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host their second Food+Farm extravaganza this week.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 08, 2009
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Pick what you eat

In just a few hours, go beyond the agri-tourism of picking berries or apples, and actually learn something about the land.
Fans of organic food: Stop talking, start weeding
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 20, 2008

Eco-booze, eco-buzz

Why drink organic booze? There might be a practical reason: fewer, or less-aggressive, hangovers.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2008


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Chew on this

“It’s a crime, really, that the largest city in Maine doesn’t have a natural foods co-op.”
Is there a food co-op in Portland’s future?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007

The Farm

An organic farm? In Boston Harbor? Whose crops won’t make you grow a third arm?
Homeless Bostonians grow their own
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 06, 2007
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A tast of Oleana

Forget ghosts and goblins; think sustainable farming.
October 31
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  October 24, 2007
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Finer wine?

How'd you like a bit of stag’s bladder with that Bordeaux?
Getting to the bottom of the organic-wine trend
By RUTH TOBIAS  |  December 22, 2006
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Dawn arrives

I remember when I moved to Portland more than seven years ago and thought that all the local grooviness was cute: people recycled everything, hiked religiously, and scarfed down honey-sweetened Indian pudding (or is it Native American pudding?) at the Co
A local guide to Earth-friendly living
By JESSICA PORTER  |  September 27, 2006


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Thou shalt pop corn

Okay, okay, I confess. I thought the whole Little Lad’s thing was a little strange, especially when I heard whisperings of the founders being religious.
Little Lad's has a big draw
By JESSICA PORTER  |  August 09, 2006
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Community culture club

Community-supported agriculture programs produce a way for city folk to enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of organic farming, even if their yards are only cement patios or third-floor fire escapes.
Wolf Pine Farm plants seeds in West End
By LISA CRAIG  |  May 31, 2006
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Being organic

Though it may not have the name recognition of longer-established Rhode Island dance troupes, Andary Dance has been getting a lot of attention throughout the state and beyond over the past few years.
Andary Dance muses and moves
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 21, 2006

Collage of culture

Peace, love, and good vibes — with bells on. Add to that a festive atmosphere, a social conscience, and a psychedelic rock score, and you have a fair summary of the epochal musical Hair , which Brown University Theater is staging through March 19.
Brown’s Hair is making a statement  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 16, 2006