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How farmers stay busy during the colder months in Maine
When we think of farms, fruits and vegetables, and the bounty of the garden, we don't usually think of February — at least not in Maine, and definitely not after a blizzard of historic proportions.
A year-round occupation
| February 15, 2013
Maine farmers start growing ginger
When chef Aaron Park pickled a batch of fresh, young ginger this fall, its color amazed him.
| November 09, 2012
This agrarian life
Half of all current farmers are expected to retire within this decade, according to the US Department of Agriculture; for every one farmer and rancher under the age of 25, there are five who are 75 or older.
| August 03, 2012
Review: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
The Pruitt-Igoe projects in St. Louis were supposed to be a means for poor farmers and field workers to find big-city opportunities.
On the sabotage of the American dream
| April 06, 2012
No matter how you get fresh food, you can get it
Even with Maine's short growing season, farmers all over the state are working to accommodate the needs of their customers who want to eat locally year-round.
| February 03, 2012
Review: Straw Dogs
Remaking, polishing, and in effect housebreaking what should've remained untamed and feral, Rod Lurie's new version of the Peckinpah classic follows the original's story beats closely, and so the devil is in the details.
Rod Lurie's new version of the Peckinpah classic
| September 23, 2011
Are Logan Airport pollution and Massport indifference killing Boston's proud clam-digging tradition?
Denehy and other Boston clam farmers have come to face two seemingly impervious hurdles: a safety expansion at Logan Airport that will deplete two of their richest beaches, and a jet-fuel spill from last October that some allege wiped out half of Boston'
| July 15, 2011
Fertile Underground sprouts on the West Side
The food revolution is coming to a grocery store near you.
| July 08, 2011
Free our food
"From farm to table" isn't just a meaningless foodie slogan anymore. It's the rallying cry for the smallest of small-scale farming operations in Maine, which are fighting against what they consider to be burdensome state and federal regulations.
Small farmers demand independence from agrobusiness industry rules
| May 06, 2011
Meet your meat
Opening the door to a large walk-in cooler and seeing a massive cow carcass hanging from a metal hook is a slightly jolting reminder that meat doesn't just appear in neat little packages in the grocery store.
Does your butcher make house calls?
| March 04, 2011
Does the local food movement really work?
Providence cultural center AS220's panel discussion series Action Speaks! continues with a look at the "local food" movement.
| October 08, 2010
Fall Food Preview: Okay, Vacationland, it's our turn
Goodbye tourists. Goodbye school children. Thanks for spending this gorgeous summer with us and keeping our restaurants and businesses thriving. We know your dough keeps many of us employed, but, frankly, we’re ready for some distance.
Enjoy peak harvest without the crowds
| September 17, 2010
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