MAINE COURSE
“Some people might call ’em spoiled, but I think that these almost ruined ones sometimes make the sweetest jam,” Pearl Smooter says to her daughter, Melanie Carmichael, in the 2002 romantic comedy film “Sweet Home Alabama.” She’s making peach jam, and providing motherly advice to her… Read More
    MAINE COURSE
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TASTE BUDS
There are a couple dozen more peaches on my two trees; one tree is a Reliant and the other is a Red Haven and both bore prolifically this year, even after my fairly ruthless fruit-thinning. I’ll bet I took a little more than two hundred pounds of peaches… Read More
    TASTE BUDS
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CAMDEN — The Camden Garden Club will hold its April meeting 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at the First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street. David T. Handley, vegetable and small fruit specialist and cooperating professor of horticulture for the University of Maine will give a talk “Growing Strawberries… Read More
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