WATERFORD — The Waterford Historical Society will present a program on “Rethinking Food” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, upstairs at the Bear Mountain Grange on Route 35 in South Waterford. There will be displays to view and potluck desserts after the program.

Jeanette Baldridge will talk about why she got into farming. Baldridge feels strongly about the importance of food, what’s happening with industrial food production and that people don’t realize what they’re eating. She will be interested in questions from the audience.

Baldridge is a writer, a teacher, a baker and co-owner with her husband of LolliPapa Farm in West Paris.

Dottie Bell, who along with her husband owns Thunder Hill Farm in Waterford, will be there to highlight agricultural education in the classroom. Waterford students are growing gardens at the elementary school and are also learning from Waterford businesses. The students also have a plan to have a harvest meal in the fall, using all local products.


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