|Once-stable food prices jump|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 5/29/2011.By Beth Quimby – Freeport: Jody Bennett said about the only food she buys at a supermarket these days is coffee. The Freeport resident is raising her own beef and growing her own vegetables, instead of purchasing such items in the store.
|Cost hampers soup kitchens’ ability to feed clients|
Kennebec Journal - 5/29/2011.By Scott Monroe – Palmyra: They opened lunch at the soup kitchen with prayer. In front of a dozen people on Tuesday, pastor Herb Pearl read a Bible verse about loving your neighbor as yourself.
|Lincoln officials to revisit regulations on animal ownership|
Bangor Daily News - 5/28/2011.By Nick Sambides Jr. – Lincoln: Chickens. Ruth Birtz, the town code enforcement supervisor, has had to tell about 15 people, mostly downtown residents, that they cannot keep chickens on their properties due to a town planning regulation that allows only one nonpet animal per every 2 acres of property.
|Mushroom certification good for business|
Kennebec Journal - 5/27/2011.Letter by David Spahr – George Smith ("Maine has a mushrooming problem at the State House," May 11) has facts and the issues wrong. I am a member of the task force on mushroom certification and the Maine Mycological Association. Smith incorrectly stated all foragers need certification; only foragers selling to restaurants and other venues that sell to the public would need certification.