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  • Producer/Hosts: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener’s Association (MOFGA) staff, Russell Libby and Cheryl Wixson

    Topic: Community Supported Fish

    What is “community supported fish”? Why is it important to support this industry? What are other ways to preserve the product?

    Guests:
    Evie Smith, PERC
    Glenn Libby, Port Clyde Fresh Catch

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  • Producers/Hosts: MOFGA Staff Melissa White Pillsbury, Cheryl Wixson and Russell Libby
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Farmer’s Markets in Maine

    How are farmer’s markets addressing transportation issues? What is the role of farmer’s markets in the community? How to improve roads?

    Guests:
    Tom Roberts, Snakeroot Farm, Pittsfield, Maine snakeroot.net
    Mark Guzzi, Peacemeal Farm, Dixmont, Maine, peacemeal@midmaine.com

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  • Producers/Hosts: Melissa White Pillsbury and Cheryl Wilson, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Local Food Movement and Local Food Coops

    What is a coop model? What roles do coops play in local food? Where do coops source from?

    Guests: Chris Grigsby, Belfast Coop; Tony Ortega, Blue Hill Coop

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  • Producers/Hosts: Melissa White Pillsbury, Russell Libby, Andrew Marshall and Cheryl Wixson of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)

    Topic:  Common Ground Country Fair

    What are options for getting to the fair?  What special speakers or events are happening at the fair this year?  What volunteer opportunities are there?

    Guests:  Jim Ahearne, Common Ground Country Fair Director;  Mary Chamberlin, Common Ground Country Fair Volunteer

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  • Producers/Hosts: Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) staff: Russell Libby, Melissa White Pillsbury, Andrew Marshall, Cheryl Wixson

    Topics:  Organic Gardening/Farming,  Pest Issues Around Tomatoes, Climate Change, Verticillium

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  • Producers/Hosts: Russell Libby, Cheryl Wilson, Melissa White Pillsbury, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener’s Association

    Topic: Food Independence Day!

    What is the history of the local food movement in Hancock County and in Maine?  What are the challenges and opportunities for eating more Maine foods year ’round?  What are you going to eat on Food Independence Day?

    Guests:  Paul Volckhausen, Owner/farmer, Happytown Farm;  Cary Hansen, co-owner, Cleonice & Table Restaurants

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  • Producers/Hosts:  Andrew Marshall, Melissa White, Cheryl Wixson and Russell Libby of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)

    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic:  Intro to the new show

    What local foods are available and in season?  How can they be found?  What resources are available for new and beginning farmers in Maine?  What options for local foods access are available for low-income folks?

    Guest: Jo Barrett, King Hill Farm, www.kinghillfarm.org

    FMI: www.mofga.org

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