"I hope she's not egg bound. I've had 2 hens have this problem and neither has survived more than 2 days. I even tried breaking the egg and gently removing the pieces but this is just too traumatizing I think. Someone one…"
"Thought I'd share my method for the tea. Brew the sage leaves. Then I put the garlic through a press and then use the mortar and pestle to really smash the little pieces. I add it to the strained tea and finally add some…"
"My cure-all is sage tea with garlic and honey. This has brought back droopy looking chix to normal. I don't know what their issue was but this has worked several times. I really have no clue what's up with your hen but I…"
"My only other suggestion would be to see if some of the chicken people here in Maine--there are chicken clubs around. Maybe you already know of them. Maybe some one has experienced this before. Sorry."
"PS I have a chicken that I rescued from the side of the road and I believe she was dumped there because she has a problem laying fully formed eggs. I really don't care as she is beautiful and a sweet thing, but then again I'm a softie. But…"
"Hi Bethany. I don't know what going on but how about posting on the Back Yard Chicken forum and see if anyone has any ideas. If the oyster shell is not doing it, I haven't a clue unless you have one chicken that has a problem. I think the…"
"Jon, the latest copy of Mother Earth News has an article about recommended breeds for eggs and meat. Also the cooperative extension might be a resource too. I've called them before when looking for chickens. And one other thing. There is a…"
"You could make a strong tea of sage and then squeeze the garlic in. I used this for my chickens when I thought something was going on. I used my pestle to grind the garlic further, adding the tea as I went along to make a sort of slurry and gave…"
"I'm always looking for good tempeh recipes. My husband doesn't really like the taste of it, but I know how nutritious it is and one of the best sources of soy protein. I pan fry it so it's crispy after I marinate it and tried other…"
Please see the attached (and below) press release about an important public hearing on international trade and its impact or potential impact on Maine food and agriculture policy.PRESS RELEASE:PUBLIC HEARING ON FOOD SAFETY AND AGRICULTURE TO BE HELDON DECEMBER 12th BYTHE CITIZEN TRADE POLICY COMMISSIONThe Chairs of the Citizen Trade Policy Commission (CTPC), Senator Troy Jackson and Representative Sharon Anglin Treat, are inviting members of the public to attend a public hearing which is…See More
The 2014 Maine Farmers' Market Convention is the sixth such annual convention and is the first one organized entirely by the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets. The Convention was originally organized by the Downeast Business Alliance.To make it easier for folks to attend, we have made it a single day event and held on a Sunday when there are fewer winter farmers' markets happening. It is also more centrally located, happening in the beautiful back hills of Hallowell at the…See More
This is the first month in an ongoing monthly supper that will take place every month. Herbal drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and 3 courses prepared by Chef Frank Giglio featuring seasonal and local meats, dairy, and produce. $45 per person. Please contact email@example.com for rsvp and additional information. See More
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors at the Wentworth Greenhouses from 10am-2pm, selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! Local seafood cooking demo with Moxy and NH Sea Grant. You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.Extra Parking, Free ShuttleWe will…See More
Are you interested in learning more about butchering? Do you wish to be more connected with the food you eat? Join us at Three Lily Farm for an all day workshop where chef Frank will be processing one of our grass fed lambs. Topics covered will include: basic knife skills, personal and food safety techniques, full carcass breakdown, qualities and characteristics of cuts, and potential marketing strategies. Lunch and beverages will be provided during the day.Suggested Donation: $15-50 For more…See More
The Eat Local Foods Coalition (host of this web site) will hold its monthly meeting from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.This meeting will be held at the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust. We will start this month's meeting by hearing a little bit about the program.Agenda will include round table updates/networking with all attendees, special topics of interest to those working on local food issues, and general ELFC business.The meeting is open to anyone involved or interested in the local food system in Maine.See More
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors at the Wentworth Greenhouses from 10am-2pm, selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org Parking, Free ShuttleWe will be offering the parking shuttle again this year, with…See More
You have until November 15 to speak up to save local food and farms from the nasty machinations of big Ag as it manipulates new rules to put you out of business. Really. Here I copy a post by Tom Philpott, the voice of truth in food politics: I do this to alert you to action.4 Foods That Could Disappear If New Food Safety Rules Pass—By Tom Philpott| Wed Nov. 6, 2013 3:00 AM PST…See More