Hannaford to ugly produce –Looks are not everything

Last week Hannaford launched a pilot program offering discounted produce. Shoppers can now find a selection of “misfits” at a considerably reduced cost. Modern grocery stores have been known to perpetuate an unrealistic standard of beauty for our produce, resulting in an uncomfortable amount of food waste. Hannaford taking this step will help reduce food […]

The trouble with elephants and how I learned to use my voice for change

Shortly after my eighth birthday the circus came to town. Being the target demographic I obviously begged (and begged and begged) to go. My grandmother kindly abided and we drove to the forum one Saturday afternoon in April. I ate cotton candy, got a sparkly, yet itchy, wig and was mesmerized by the acrobats. But the show […]

Feeling blue? Rub some dirt on it

“I would rather feel bad in Maine, than feel good anywhere else” E.B. White’s quote resonates with us Mainers. I’ve seen it written under Instagram photos of stunning scenic views, it’s been turned into lovely pieces of artwork hung in homes and local shops here in the pine tree state, even our very own BDN […]

The 76th Agricultural Trade Show — a slice of spring in the depths of winter

January is the worst. Pants fit a bit too snugly, wallets feel a bit too thin, and carcasses of once majestic Christmas trees can be seen everywhere decaying on top of dirty snow banks. In short, it can kind of be depressing time. It’s hard recovering from the holidays but for me, my silver lining […]