Frank Heller, interviewed by Jamie Moreira, September 20, 2003, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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NA 3078 (local)
September 20 2003 (Date created)

Heller speaks about his birth on June 20, 1939, in Queens, New York City; serving as a director of public policy, alcohol and drug education, and Headstart; moving to Maine; consulting; opening an organic bakery; employees Patty Dyera, Bruce, and Peter Lynn; bread recipes; medieval black bread; Milwaukee rye; Parkview nutritionist Helga Bloomquist; Jacques Gallila of Hushahar Bakery; wheat mills; growing up in an organic family; watering fruit trees with blood; organic lecturer Roy Dale; Christina’s Bakery; experiences with the Common Ground Fair; cooking as an art form; the Sprout Wizard; the French technique of ‘serfing’ bread; handmade cookie cutters; marketing via word of mouth; colleagues Albey Barden, Mike Castell, and Dave Berry; problems with gardening; Nick Burnett of the Old Port Bakehouse; contamination and organic produce; criteria for organic production; entrepreneurship; ‘washing’ baked goods; entrepreneur and billionaire Pritham Singh; serving on the development and food committees at the Common Ground Fair; running a business; Maine organic produce; creating a market; and vendors at the Common Ground Fair. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Frank Heller (interviewee), James Moreira (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Social service workers (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Entrepreneurs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Bakeries (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Organic food movement (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Gardening (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Foodways (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Cake decorating (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Towns (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Marketing (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Small business owners (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1960 - 2003
Geographic Coverage
New York, New York (Geonames)
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Washington, District of Columbia (Geonames)
Bowdoinham, Maine (Geonames)
Sabastapol, California (Geonames)
Brunswick, Maine (Geonames)
Allentown, Pennsylvania (Geonames)
Bath, Maine (Geonames)
Topsham, Maine (Geonames)
Woodstock, New York (Geonames)
Portland, Maine (Geonames)
Windsor, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Frank Heller (interviewee)
James Moreira (interviewer)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 3078