‘Food for Thought’ presentation Feb. 14 will focus on organic foods, dairy

LEWISTON — The next Food for Thought presentation sponsored by L/A Senior College will be all about food — not just food, but food that’s good for you. The event will be held Friday, Feb. 14, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. in room 170 of the college on Westminster Street.
Presenter Gloria Varney owns and operates Nezinscot Farm on Route 117 in Turner with her husband Gregg. While the farm has been in Gregg’s family for several generations, it is Gloria and Gregg who turned it into the first organic dairy in the state of Maine. Through a desire to diversify and a passion for good food, they have expanded Nezinscot Farm to encompass a gourmet food shop, a cafe and coffee shop, a bakery, a fromagerie, a charcuterie, and a yarn and fiber studio. They not only grow, sell and serve their own products, but also invite guests to visit and stay to relax and/or learn.
Gloria’s passion is not just about her own farm; all family farms inspires her topic of conversation — “The Perception and Reality of our Food.” She will address the role small/local farms play in our communities, the importance of knowing where your food comes from and, lastly, the big question of “What If?” as it pertains to food security and availability in the future.
This event is free and open to the public. As the topic will stimulate minds and appetites, it is important to remember lunch will not be served; however, participants may bring their own. For more information, call 207-753-6610.

PHOTO: Gloria Varney