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Tomato Planting with Trisha Smith

Nothing says summer like biting into a fresh, warm tomato straight off the plant. Sprinkle a little bit of salt and let the juices run down your face and hands. Can you picture it? Trisha Smith, Horticultural Aide at the University Of Maine Cooperative Extension Office, took some with the folks from the Low Vision Group of Dover Foxcroft to share her passion for planting. After some prep work she jumped right in to how to plant the tomato they were going home with thanks to the One Tomato Project! This video has Trisha sharing her knowledge and excitement for planting, and how easy it is to do right at home. Let us know what you think! Happy Watching...~TMak

Dover Cove Farmers' Market: Food Stories Part 2

Nestled in the corner parking lot of the Chamber of Commerce Building on South Street in Dover-Foxcroft is the Dover Cove Farmers' Market. It is a small parking lot, but filled to the brim with the sights and smells of a spring harvest....Maine Maple Syrup, seedlings, spring onions, garlic, and leeks, and some delicious looking breads and other treats. They are open on Tuesday afternoons from 2-6 and Saturday 9-1. I was very fortunate to be able to chat with Gale Robinson from Leaves and Blooms Greenhouse (located in Dover-Foxcroft) as well as Gretchen Huettner from Farm in the Woods (located in Monson). These ladies are passionate about farming, local agriculture, and most importantly th

Wednesdays With Whitney

“I bought the low-fat cream cheese but "full fat" sour cream. The question I have regarding this "goof up" is how do I cut calories without flavor on some of my favorite recipes? IE, I bought the lower fat cream cheese, what other foods can I purchase that are low fat to reduce fats in my diet without adding other garbage (sugar) in or lose the flavor?” Great question and a somewhat challenging one to answer at that. We have gone through such waves of high and low-fat diet trends over the last several decades. If you ask someone on the keto diet about fat, they say “go high”. If you ask someone who is eating for heart health, they might say they are working on reducing their saturated fat

Food Stories: Part 1.

Food is fuel, but it's so much more than that for all of us. It's a memory, aroma and comfort, hardship, it's family and sometimes empty cupboards and not being able to fill a whole plate. This is the first of many food stories we'll be sharing. By getting to know individual and communal stories around food and what food means to each of us, we can better understand how to address needs. Through my work here at PR Food Center, I've had a lot of time to reflect on food, where it comes from, how it gets to our pantries, and nourishes our bodies (and even our souls!). I have realized how much food has shaped my life, and how I am teaching my kids about food. I grew up in Metro Detroit. My mom

"It's a do-it-yourself Chia Pet!"

Who knew container gardening could be so fun? Trisha Smith, Horticulture Aide with the UMaine Cooperative Extension Office does! This past week she brought her knowledge and enthusiasm to the Dover Low Vision Group who met at Thayer Parkway. Trisha shared how to make your own potting soil, we planted some micro-greens, and then went BIG with a tomato plant. Did you know you can drop a tomato plant directly into a bag of potting soil (some additional work required) and grow tomatoes for a whole season? If you want to learn more on tomato plantings tune in on Thursday for "Totally Tomatoes". Trisha explained to us that, "you can plant in anything as long as you have drainage." Her firs