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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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 15, 2013
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Maine farmers start growing ginger

When chef Aaron Park pickled a batch of fresh, young ginger this fall, its color amazed him.
Taking root
By LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  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.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 03, 2012
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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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 06, 2012
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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.
No excuses
By AMY ANDERSON  |  February 03, 2012
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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
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  September 23, 2011


Deheny and Clams

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'
Shucking fit
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 15, 2011
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Fertile Underground sprouts on the West Side

The food revolution is coming to a grocery store near you.
Cooperatives
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  July 08, 2011
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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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 06, 2011
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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?
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  March 04, 2011
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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.
Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 08, 2010


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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
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  September 17, 2010