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A Visit to Rusted Rooster Farm

A Visit to Rusted Rooster Farm Home to Sean and Sandra O’Donnell, Parkman, MaineBy Richard Roberts Martha and I bounced our way up the dirt road and came upon a raiding party of kids on bicycles. They waved and laughed as we drove by. A nearly finished barn loomed up...
How to build a regional grain economy from scratch

How to build a regional grain economy from scratch

Start by renovating the town jail. Then add flour December 22nd , 2016 by Amy Halloran , New Food Economy Six years ago, Erik LeVine and his partner Rod Lane lost their cable service. They were drug addicts and the bill just didn’t get paid. Tapping in to their...
Maine Grain Alliance in Skowhegan gets $50,000 grant

Maine Grain Alliance in Skowhegan gets $50,000 grant

The grant is one of four awards from the Maine Technology Institute’s Cluster Initiative Program BY DOUG HARLOW, STAFF WRITER, MORNING SENTINEL SKOWHEGAN — The Skowhegan-based Maine Grain Alliance got a boost this week with the announcement of a $50,000 grant from the...
Harvest Time, Part 4, by Richard Roberts

Harvest Time, Part 4, by Richard Roberts

I’m fortunate that MGA has a couple of seed cleaners. That makes my job easy when I have a couple of hundred pounds of seed to clean. However, when I have just a small amount I can clean it by hand. After I’ve threshed the grain heads in a paper bag, I can pick the...