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Colored eggs are for sale at Menagerie Farm in Vasselboro

A quick guide to buying farm-fresh eggs

The TV jingle used to crow, “brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh.” What about blue eggs? White? Off-white? Sage green? At …
ROOTED IN ME

Judaism and the old and new waves of back-to-the-landers

For at least a couple of generations Jewish residents in Maine have made an effort to get “back-to-the-land.” So much so, a Rockland synagogue is …
ROOTED IN ME

Inch by Inch: How to decide when it’s time to garden in pots

Last year, I decided to incorporate my garden in our landscaping. It was a great idea in theory. Our side yard was a barren patch …
Mark Guzzi, the owner of Peacemeal Farm in Dixmont, uses a cart to take fresh spinach from one of the hoop houses on April 23 in Dixmont. Over-wintered spinach and fresh mixed greens were being harvested for the weekend's farmers market.
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Despite harsh winter, Maine farmers hopeful for upcoming season

DIXMONT | The 14 acres of Peacemeal Farm are quiet and still as the day begins. There’s a sense of in-between as farmer Mark …
ROOTED IN ME

Top 7 comments from World Naked Gardening Day

Last week on a whim I shared a nugget of web gold. World Naked Gardening Day. Celebrated every May on the first Saturday of the …
The Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton and the attached house and grounds offers 2,400 square feet of entertaining space.
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Once dilapidated Buxton barn charms foodies, couples saying ‘I do’

It once was a generous property, but time had not been kind to the Flanagan farmstead. Vacant for three years and neglected …
Rachel Katz of the Terranian Farm in Troy Maine sets out produce for the Orono Famers Market which meets on the side of the Stillwater River in Orono.
POLL QUESTION

3 Maine farmers markets to visit this spring, summer

As the ground thaws and green shoots thrust through the earth, another rite of spring commences: farmers market season. In Maine, we are awash with …
Stocking a bee hive with packaged bees
THE BEE WHISPERER

Beekeepers, schools taking action to help honeybees

On Thursday of last week, more than a hundred local beekeepers picked up 250 packages of honeybees to start new bee hives in the region. …
ROOTED IN ME

Buffalo, turkeys, alpacas, oh my! Capturing faces of ‘special livestock’

Freeport-based photographer Catherine Frost is spending the year traveling to various Maine farms looking for and photographing ‘special livestock.’ Think:  alpacas, turkeys and yes, even …
Homestead

Here’s everything you need to build a ‘square foot garden’ for $50

Square foot gardens have been around for years, and they’re basically what they sounds like: gardens built out of square wooden partitions. So what’s the …
Homestead

Here are 3 ways to keep pests out of your garden without using chemicals

You don’t need harmful chemicals to get unwanted insects out of your garden. Instead, you can attract other insects that will act like security guards …

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Whitewater Wednesdays ~ Maine Residents Raft for Half Price at Northern Outdoors ~

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CULTURE SHOCK

Portland Lights Festival to bring Guster, Dr. Dog, more to Eastern Promenade in August

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ROOTED IN ME

Judaism and the old and new waves of back-to-the-landers

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MORE BANG(OR) FOR YOUR BUCK

Hairless legs, oral surgeons and the joys of Armpit Night.

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#MAINE

Was this movie shot in Maine, or just set in Maine?

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URBAN EYE

Top chefs Mark and Clark check out of the Press Hotel

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STEED

Broderick Greer: "White supremacy is the evil force that is killing our people."

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FROM THE STACKS

Have a burger and some baseball, President Nixon!

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL

Color Bangor: A fun place to be a kid again (or just to be a kid)

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LIFE ACADIA

Slippery when green

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THE COMMON ROOM

V.E.M.I.

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HOUSEWIFE PLUS

The Absolutely BEST Mother's Day Gift

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MAINE MORSELS

Dead Letter Boxes

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MANCHILD

It's spring, time to throw your kid outside

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