Dan Brown pets "Sprocket," his family's 4-year-old, sole milking cow, before hosing her down at his farm in Blue Hill, Maine. Brown has become the poster child for Maine's food sovereignty movement.
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June 21, 2013 The Fourth of July is still days away, but in Maine, local food activists have already declared their independence. Ten towns so far have passed laws that essentially say local food producers don't have to abide by state or federal regulations if they are selling directly to consumers. And the revolutionary fervor has reached the statehouse.
Trawlers in the Gulf of Maine are allowed to catch Maine shrimp during a limited season that started this week.
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January 24, 2013 Mainers say the shrimp have a sweet and delicate flavor. But there won't be many of them to go around this year. The fishing season is short, the allowable catch is small and the number of shrimp in the Gulf of Maine has been dwindling for a while now.
Robert Bisson of Bisson and Sons Meat Market in Topsham, Maine, with his granddaughter. The butcher shop sells traditional cretons during the holidays.
December 25, 2012 OK, so cretons are not really peanut butter. They're more like a rustic spiced pork or turkey pâté sold mostly around the holidays at meat markets and small grocery stores in Maine.
September 25, 2012 A new generation of meadmakers are producing a drier, more drinkable product than old-style meads. Companies like Maine Mead Works are also tapping mead's potential to make creative use of local ingredients, like berries and lavender.
An overabundance of lobsters in Maine due to early shedding of shells has driven down prices to record lows. That's good for consumers.
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September 12, 2012 Flying with lobsters is surprisingly easy, as long as the journey isn't too long. And this year's glut of Maine's soft shell lobsters means it's also cheaper than usual to bring them home alive.
February 13, 2012 The new week starts essentially where the old one ended. Santorum continues to lay claim to an important part of the Republican Party as Gingrich recedes and Romney struggles to recapture the aura of inevitability he and his campaign have counted on carrying them to the nomination.
March 23, 2011 Maine's Gov. LePage had a mural honoring union history taken down as not business friendly.
June 22, 2009 Crook breaks into restaurant, chows down on 11 lobsters, and passes out.
October 22, 2007 Birth Control is being offered at a middle school in Portland, Maine.
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