|Waiting for pea planting time|
Portland Press Herald - 3/25/2011.by Julie Harris. Snow and cold continue to bear down, but there is no doubt that spring has come. I can hear it in the hollow mournful “coah, cooo, cooo, coo” of the mourning dove sitting in a nearby pine. I can see it in patches of soil exposed to the sun’s warmth for the first time in months, and in the twitching tail of the chipmunk atop an old log pile. I can feel it in my bones.
|Farmers markets grow with government support|
Zester Daily - 3/25/2011.By Deborah Madison – Little Rock was one of the first cities I went to when I started visiting farmers markets across the country for my book "Local Flavors." When my husband and I went to check out the farmers market, it was immediately clear that there weren't any farmers there. Peddlers were the sellers, not growers.
|“Little beards” and the Marketplace|
Bangor Daily News - 3/24/2011.Editorial: As lawmakers consider a bill to move ahead with Maine’s phaseout of BPA in children’s products, they should know that this debate is over nationally.
|Heirloom Seeds or Flinty Hybrids?|
The New York Times - 3/23/2011.by Michael Tortorello. AS gardeners stock up on heirloom seeds for spring, Rob Johnston, the chairman of Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Winslow, Me., would like to suggest an accessory. Why not buckle up in a 1936 Oldsmobile coupe? Why are so many backyard gardeners buying 1936-era heirlooms?