Archives for local food

Common Ground Radio 11/5/10

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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Common Ground Radio 8/6/10

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

Common Ground Radio 7/2/10

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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Talk of the Towns 2/26/10

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Producing, Fishing and Buying Local: What are the benefits to local communities?
Guests: Aaron Dority, Penobscot East Resource Center; Bob St. Peter, Food for Maine’s Future; Will Hopkins, Cobscook Bay Resource Center; David Bright, MOO Milk

Talk of the Towns 3/13/09

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

Guests: Russell Libby, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners, www.mofga.org; James McConnon, University of Maine Cooperative Extension; Daniel Price and Ginger McDermott, Freedom Farm, Freedom Maine; Greg Veilleaux, Bar Harbor Town Council Member, supporter of farmers market there; Keith Small, Washington-Hancock Community Agency

Topic: Farmer’s Markets Connect People and Communities to Food
What role do farmers markets play for small farmers? What role do you see farmers markets play in connecting people to local food, and why does that matter? Are farmers markets part of larger trends influencing Maine food systems?
FMI on the farmers market convention: www.downeastbiz.org click on “Farm to Market”