Needhams are a traditional Maine candy made with chocolate, coconut and an unlikely state staple: potatoes. Maine's official state treat is the whoopie pie, but many still look fondly on the coconutty goodie their grandmothers used to make.
Finding a good-sized, inexpensive barrel, previously used to age bourbon, is not so easy, as a hot sauce maker on the hunt found out. But they can be found, and when they are, these barrels experience a remarkable afterlife.
Farmers are getting real-time news they can use, and moral support, from other farmers on Twitter. The social networking tool is especially important in this year's severe drought, which is affecting most of the country.
Small private school students ordered 70 percent more food than others between midnight and 2 a.m. That could be because they tend to have more money and fewer on-campus dining options during those hours.
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