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Tuesday, July 27 • 7:30am - 8:30am
Meeting Corn for Breakfast

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Presented By: Al's Pizza

For many cultures, corn is the basis for nearly every meal. Ellie and Michele will show different ways to use corn as a breakfast staple, while Albie will discuss the three varieties of flint corn growing in his garden this year.

Albie Barden and Michele Carmel formed Flint Corn in Maine to find, grow, preserve and share heirloom flint corn varieties from Maine and the Northeast.

Ellie Markovitch grew up in Brazil and learned how to prepare corn in countless ways as a staple part of her family diet.

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Albie Barden

Albie is one of the founders of the Maine Grain Alliance and helped initiate the first Kneading Conference in 2006. Professionally, Albie is a 40 year veteran oven, cooker, and masonry heater designer, including the Tiny House heater; and builder and the co-founder of Maine Wood Heat... Read More →
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Ellie Markovitch

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Ellie applies her passion for innovative and sustainable food practices and her unique skill set that includes visual storytelling and community engagement.  Ellie has a professional background in photojournalism and an MFA degree in Electronic Arts. Her work revolves around media... Read More →

Tuesday July 27, 2021 7:30am - 8:30am EDT