Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:13

MOFGA announces Farm & Homestead Day

UNITY - Bringing the days of old alive for today's world, Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association) is a 100 percent hands-on, free event where people of all ages come together to share and learn about resilient skills handy for the farm and homestead. It's for anyone looking to live simply and close to the earth.

Published in Style

DAVIS, Calif. 'How ya gonna keep em down on the farm?' asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood.

Published in Style
Thursday, 14 June 2012 08:41

Exeter farm creates 'cow power'

Maine farm turns waste and manure into heat and electricity

EXETER - To some, farming may be considered a traditional or old-fashioned way of making a living in Maine, but one farm in Exeter is proving just how modern farming has become. Stonyvale farm, which is less than a 45 minute drive from Bangor, is the first of its kind in the state to come up with a way to turn waste and manure into heat and electricity.

"There are approximately 140 digesters in the U.S. This is the first one in Maine," said John Wintle, operations manager at Exeter agri-energy, which owns and operates the anaerobic digestion system at Stonyvale.

The farm held a press conference last week to announce this new innovation that is not only helping the environment but also allowing Stonyvale to keep its costs down.

Published in Biz
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:38

'Share' the love

There's no disputing that whiling away a couple of hours browsing the offerings at your local farmer's market is a pleasant way to pass the time. These markets offer all kinds of wonderful locally-grown organic vegetable options for your dining pleasure.

But maybe the farmer's market isn't an occasional thing for you. Maybe you and your family are devoted to the idea of not only eating locally grown food, but also playing a part in the actual farming process.

That's where farm shares come in.

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