Down East magazine cites Bolton in article on organic food processor
Down East magazine spoke with Jason Bolton, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension food safety specialist, for an article about Turtle Rock Farm, a certified-organic food-processing kitchen in Brunswick. According to Bolton, processing facilities like Turtle Rock Farm are few and far between in Maine. Without them, he said, farmers don’t have many options to create products that demand a higher price — and have longer shelf lives — than fruits and veggies straight from the field. In the long run, Maine needs more of these kitchens around the state, the article states, and according to Bolton, government and nonprofit support will be key to making it happen.