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Wrong Heather Retberg?

Heather Retberg

Homeschooling Mother and Farmer

Quill's End Farm

Quill's End Farm

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Retberg belongs to a group of ...

www.gosanangelo.com [cached]

Retberg belongs to a group of farmers who want to exempt local food producers from federal and state regulations. Posted: Yesterday 9:38 p.m. 0 Comments SHARE In this Friday, April 15, 2016 photo, Heather Retberg collects eggs at the Quill's End Farm in Penobscot, Maine. The farm represents a way of life she said needs to be protected from an aggressive regulatory structure that keeps small farms from getting food to local people. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) In this Friday, April 15, 2016 photo, Heather Retberg collects eggs at the Quill's End Farm in Penobscot, Maine. The farm represents a way of life she said needs to be protected from an aggressive regulatory structure that keeps small farms from getting food to local people. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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PENOBSCOT, Maine - Heather and Phil Retberg's Quill's End Farm is idyllic to the point of New England cliché.
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The farm is a way of life Heather Retberg said needs to be protected from an aggressive regulatory structure that keeps small farms from getting food to local people. State legislators' pushback against "food sovereignty" advocates such as Retberg, in Maine and elsewhere in the country, has only emboldened her.
"This used to be how it was decades ago. It's only changed recently, and that's a pretty aberrant period in our food history," she said.


In a recent correspondence with ...

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In a recent correspondence with WhyHunger, Heather Retberg of Quill's End Farm, a 100-acre farm in Penobscot, Maine, tells us that the ruling on June 17 has "galvanized support, and a number of people from western and central Maine are checking in to register their commitment to food sovereignty and their hope to pass the ordinance in more towns if the state and courts refuse to understand the importance of preserving our traditional food ways, customs and cultural heritage, food freedom, local economy, vibrancy and resilience."


Philip and Heather Retberg ...

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Philip and Heather Retberg of Quills End Farm in Penobscot have a lot in common with other young couples I've seen repopulate old farms: a clear commitment to good farming practices and good food, to improving their community and, through it, our planet.

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Heather and Philip Retberg were among the farmers featured in From the Land: Maine Farms at Work, my 2009 collaboration with photographer Bridget Besaw.


Craig Hickman of Winthrop; and ...

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Craig Hickman of Winthrop; and Heather Retberg of Quill's End Farm in Penobscot.


Farm Renaissance within Maine’s Reach with the Maine Farmland Trust

maineinsights.com [cached]

Philip and Heather Retberg of Quills End Farm could only afford to purchase the 105 acre property they now farm outside of Blue Hill because it had been preserved in this way by Birdsall.

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