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Category Archives: Working Together for Good

Five Facts about Farm Fresh Eggs You Should Know

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Chances are, you have access to farm fresh eggs. Whether it’s neighbors, friends, farmers markets, roadside stands, or local farms, many people are getting this breakfast staple straight from the producer. But are eggs really better this way, or is it a lot of hype? Farm Fresh or Bust A […]

Volunteering at Local Farms: What You Need to Know

Posted on August 2nd, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger The purpose of the local food movement is to close the gap between you and your food source. This means buying local, in-season food and finding ways to learn about the local farm that produces it. But after you visit your local farms and shake hands with some farmers, you […]

Ruff Season: Five Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Posted by Laura Agadoni, guest blogger Summertime means active days and warm nights. But this season could also mean potential danger for the furry member of your family. These summer safety tips will keep your pet healthy and content while you relax over a barbecue or by the pool. Signs of Heatstroke When the weather becomes […]

Preserving the Nature of a Healthy Community

Posted on June 13th, 2014

Posted by Susan Dewhirst, Goodness Programs Manager We feel a deep sense of purpose in supporting our communities and the planet we share. Here in Maine, that includes Mount Agamenticus, a small mountain in southern Maine considered to be a special, natural oasis. The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region spans 10,000 acres and is one of […]

Community Supported Agriculture: How to Choose a CSA Farm

Posted on May 31st, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Buying local is environmentally friendly, and there’s nothing better than just-picked produce. You can give your family fresh, local produce by buying shares in a community supported agriculture (CSA) program in your area. Each week, you receive a box of fruit and vegetables delivered directly from the farm to […]