Archive for the ‘Farming’ Category

Chicken Proposal

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

This week’s Forecaster reports that the City Council will be taking a vote to allow city dwellers to “keep up to six live chickens per household, provided they have the right amount of space.”

Maple Sugar

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Poor weather conditions the past couple years have constrained supply of maple syrup. Maine syrup producers are adding capacity in anticipation of this year’s season in hopes of capitalizing on the market conditions, according to an article in today Maine Sunday Telegram.

“The largely mom-and-pop operations don’t tap sugar maples until the sap starts to flow, usually around the third week of February.

But this year, maple syrup fever is raging across the state thanks to a shortage of the sweet amber liquid. This January, prices have soared and syrup makers are racing to increase production, laying new sap lines and preparing to tap more trees than ever before.”

Maine Maple Sunday is taking place on March 22nd this year.

Interactive Food Systems

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Local Foodie is working on a project this year to create “an interactive map that represents all aspects of the food system and can be used by consumers, producers, distributors, and everyone in between to make connections with local food.” It sounds like a great idea. I look forward to seeing it come together.

Winter Farmers’ Market Menu

Friday, December 26th, 2008

A new post from Portland in a Snap reports on the Winter Farmers’ Market and includes a detailed menu of items and prices available from participating vendors. The options range from rutabagas and golden shallots to creme freche and ewegurt.