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Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org

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2015 Poultry Processing Workshop
Thursday, July 9
MOFGA's Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $75 for non-members; $60 for members
Information: Email Diane Schivera or contact the MOFGA office - (207) 568-4142

Join Diane Schivera, MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist and local farmer Everett Ottinger of Nettie Fox Farm who raised the birds, for a workshop about how to process poultry. In this workshop you will be guided through a safe and humane process for turning live birds into oven ready roasters. We'll discuss poultry management, equipment and food safety concerns. Please bring your favorite kitchen knife, an apron, and a willingness to learn. Each participant will take home a bird.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Reforming food policy: trade and agricultural subsidies
Grist - 1/21/2009.
Picking the battles will be key to reforming food policy.
Scientist issues genetic food warning
Common Dreams - 1/19/2009.
The only way consumers can protect their families and avoid potentially harmful so-called Frankenfoods is to buy directly from the grower, says a leading plant scientist.
Grow extra veggies for local food pantry
Kennebec Journal - 1/18/2009.
Last spring, my wife, Jane Frost, and I planted our entire 1,000-square-foot vegetable garden for our local food pantry, adding a couple of rows for our family.
A growing trend (winter farmers’ markets)
Maine Sunday Telegram - 1/18/2009.
In the past few years, winter farmers markets have sprung up in towns around the state, including in Bath, Brunswick, Gardiner, Orono, Belfast and Portland. Local farmers are offering greenhouse produce and preserved or stored produce as well breads, meats and cheeses.
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July 7 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Livestock Management

July 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Livestock Management

July 9 - Poultry Processing Workshop

July 14 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Value Added on the Farm

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