Monthly Archives: March 2013

Proposed Immigration Restrictions

Yesterday we had a guided tour of Lowell, Haverhill, Methuen and Salem. Driving by the past glory of New England’s industrial age to reach remnants of the Italian, Irish, Syrian, Lebanese neighborhoods sampling their fares all along the way. Agricultural … Continue reading

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Produce Safety Proposed Rule Q & A

The Produce Safety Proposed Rule defines “farm” as: The proposed rule would define “farm” to mean a facility in one general physical location devoted to the growing and harvesting of crops, the raising of animals (including seafood) or both. “Farm” … Continue reading

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Wood-Fired Production Workshop

Maine Grain Alliance’s The Kneading Conference, 25 – 26 July, and Artisan Bread Fair, 27 July, at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds is now taking applications for a Wood-Fired Production Workshop, registration is required and space is limited to 10 applicants. The … Continue reading

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UNH Crew Launches Spring Season

Watched this morning as the Women’s Crew team shoveled Jackson’s Landing and then launched the UNH chase boats. The Oyster River is expecting another busy season for the area’s crew teams, fishermen, pleasure boats and wildlife.

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Yippee, Skippy; finally the promise of a quality Mexican dining experience in Durham, NH! Official Mixteca Taqueria Y Cantina Press Release: Attention Mexican Food and Tequila Lovers— Life as you know it is about to change. Tacos, ceviche, chili rellenos, … Continue reading

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Angry Birds

It is the first day of Spring, you worked hard to get back and what do you find? A foot of fresh, heavy snow. Where are the insects? Did you expect the Bluebird to react with something other than what … Continue reading

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Pending Nominations to National Register of Historic Places

The National Park Service is considering the following New Hampshire properties for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, written or faxed comments should be submitted by 5 April 2013. Camp Ossipee 11 & 13 Porter Road Holderness   … Continue reading

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Farm to School at Oyster River School District

Oyster River School District (ORSD) Child Nutrition Director Doris Demers has quietly been leading a revolution in school food service. For the second year, townspeople have voted to increase the school lunch budget for locally source meats and vegetables. Lucas … Continue reading

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New England’s USDA Inspected Meat, Poultry & Egg Establishments

Following is a subset of the 6 March 2013 Meat, Poultry and Egg Product Inspection Directory listing of establishments that produce meat, poultry, and/or egg products regulated by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) pursuant to the Federal Meat … Continue reading

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Canning Methods

The USDA approves two methods for canning: boiling-water processing and pressure processing. Both are performed atop any residential stove and are well supported in Federal literature as well as almost all preserving books that one will find online or in … Continue reading

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