Our Mission is to improve food security in the Piscataquis Region by connecting people with sources of healthy food.

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76 North St. / PO Box 264

Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426-1041

P: (207)343-0171 or (207)802-8230

E: info@prfoodcenter.org

Gleaning Goodness at Marr Pond Farm

Piscataquis County has always stood out to me as a place of immense natural beauty. We have wide valleys, mountain vistas, well cared for bodies of water and a strong agricultural prescience. I consider it a very lucky experience to be surrounded by this natural beauty and even more so, to be in and around local food producers. There are so many local farmers toiling in fields to raise food for their communities in Maine. There are many neighbors toiling in their home-gardens to have food throughout the winter. There are many folks involved in working the land to provide sustenance for themselves and others. Yet, what also stands out to me is this: 13.6% of Maine's households* are considere

Oil's in a days work: Whitney talks oil selection, nutrition content and more!

Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, palm oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, etc. What’s good for you? What to avoid? When to use what? For starters these are oils in liquid form meaning they contain mostly unsaturated fats. Conversely, solids fats such as lard or butter contain mostly saturated fats. Oils contain more mono- and poly-unsaturated fats and therefore are heart healthier. These oils do not raise LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels. The exception in this list is coconut oil, as it is solid at room temperature, does contain a higher amount of saturated fats. On average, vegetable oils (canola, corn, cottonseed, olive, peanut, safflower, soybean, and sunflower