yet another great opportunity to learn more about food! If I am not mistaken, this farmer also sells products at the Barrington Farmers’ Market, Saturday mornings across from Calef’s Country Store:
Come learn all about chickens from Joe Marquette, Italian teacher/ poultry farmer, and Barnyard historian and entrepreneur! You will learn about the variety of breeds of poultry (endangered and common), their ancient history and characteristics, the “slow food” movement, the American Livestock Breeds Conservation group (ALBC) and the Society of Preservation of Poultry Antiquities (SPPA). He will also discuss old fashioned farming methods vs. modern technology. You’ll learn everything you need to know for the upcoming country fairs and what to consider when buying your next chicken at the market!
Joe Marquette, when he is not teaching Italian, co-runs “Yellow House
Farm”. On his farm he made a conscious effort to preserve some of the more endangered breeds of poultry. Presently he has 9 varieties of “Heritage” chickens, along with turkey, guinea fowl and goats.
Kittery Resident Fee: $10, $12 Nonresident
Oct. 1, Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
For more information, call 207-439-5896 or www.kitteryschools.org