Dairy adventures with Ellen and Kelly

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Recently, we at the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council had two dietetic interns – Ellen Shrader  and Kelly Koss. Both ladies are enrolled in the Food Science and Human Nutrition graduate program at the University of Maine – Orono. They had many experiences while with us, including the opportunity to visit two dairy farms – […]

Maine dairy farmers take on the Big Apple

Though New York City is an eclectic conglomeration of people from all walks of life, it’s rare that you will find a dairy farmer there. That wasn’t the case recently though, when more than 80 dairy farmers from New York and New England – all members of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative – took to the […]

FREE CHEESE! Do I have your attention?

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   Cheese is one of those foods that I don’t think I have ever heard anyone say, “Yuck, cheese. I hate cheese.” More often I hear people say, “You know what would make that even better? If you added cheese.” Check out Pinterest. People are putting cheese in EVERYTHING – breakfast, entrees, desserts, S’mores. (Many […]

Maine Farm Days at home on Misty Meadows Farm

Maine Farm Days, Misty Meadows Farm

Maine Farm Days 2013 will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 21-22 at Misty Meadows Farm on Hill Road in Clinton. Admission is free and open to the public.   Running an 1,100 cow/1,050 acre dairy farm – milking 500 cows three times a day, planting and harvesting crops, making hay, cow […]

Family Matriarch Leads R.E. Hemond Dairy Farm

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Don’t miss the Buttermilk Buckwheat Crepe recipe at the end! At 93 (and a half) years old, Noella Hemond still has a strong hold on the dairy farm she and her husband Roland bought in 1945 in Minot. Her children and grandchildren play important roles in the day to day operations, but when it comes […]