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Dispatches from the Past: Wouldn’t YOU notice if those weren’t weiners in that package?‏

(Editor’s Note: As Marada explains below, recalls are a part of being a safe food business. If you subscribe to multiple FDA recall mailing lists like I do, you start to realize that most notifications you see are recalls prompted … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Past: Selling better butter…it’s all been done before!‏

(Editor’s Note: This went out on April 10, 2014, originally.  -Leah) “If corn is king in this country, then the cow is certainly Queen.” -Agriculture of Maine: Annual Report of the Secretary of the Maine Board of Agriculture 1901 Good … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Past: Oh, think how hungry you WILL be a week from Thanksgiving… order up!‏

(Editor’s Note: So, big news in this dispatch as well. I’m starting to feel better myself about my lackadaisical blog updating. We’ve been damn busy! My mother loves this photo, by the way, and loves that all of us are … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard, no filter.

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Marada’s Dispatches: Northern Girl’s Summer Slaw, O’Meara Cheese, Mozzarella, Yogurt Back!

Bunched baby leeks, radicchio, fennel, blueberries, mozzarella, fromage blanc, cream cheese….summer slaw! Morning Folks! Northern Girl’s latest project – a summer slaw from all local ingredients, colorful, delicious to eat, is beautifully packed for retail or food service. Also arriving … Continue reading

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Straaaawberries!

Today’s fresh strawberries from Stevenson’s Strawberries. A good day to work in local food…

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Marada’s Dispatches: Strawberries, schedule changes, peas & thanks….

The kick-off to our fresh fruit season…35 flats of strawberries came and went in the blink of an eye yesterday – if the weather favors us we’ll see hundreds out to you on next week’s trucks! Strawberries also mark the … Continue reading

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Marada’s Dispatches: Honey, I’m back! (that is, honey is back)

As promised, adventure in the old Volvo was enjoyed by all last weekend.  3 lakes, 4 families, and one heck of a fried chicken dinner from farm raised birds (thank you Harold and Laura Grams!). And also as promised, the … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup for the Warehouse Soul

(In the words of 21 year old Crown O’Maine employee, Katrina) Not all of us choose to eat these infamous BLTs, but I eat them ALMOST everyday. After the cover letter about the lunchtime habits of COMOC, I had to … Continue reading

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Producer Snapshot: Simon Frost of Thirty Acre Farm

April 2010. He stands at the top, hands clasped over his head, grinning down into the applause chiming up freshly raised beams of a great barn. Thirty Acre Farm in Whitefield was transformed from woodland into farmland in just three … Continue reading

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