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2017 Poster for the Common Ground Country Fair

2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster!

The 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster was unveiled during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show in January. The poster features three Columbian Wyandotte chickens roosting. This uncommon variety is well suited to Maine's climate and is raised for both meat and egg production. Local artist Dwight Gagnon of Benton created the design, which is a delightful and fitting image for the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 22, 23 and 24.
The poster is now available online through our MOFGA Store.

Three Columbian Wyandotte chickens appear on the poster for the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Living off the grid the new-fashioned way in Thorndike
Portland Press Herald - 3/19/2017.
By Mary Pols - Homesteader Frank Giglio offers up lunch: wild rice, some sauteed cabbage dressed with a blueberry vinegar, a chunk of lightly breaded, but still moist, pollock he caught on a fall fishing trip and marinated in a ginger-shoyu sauce. The wild rice came from Minnesota, where it was harvested by traditional methods (by hand, from a canoe) and nearly everything else is from Maine. Even the plate, made by Lincolnville ceramicist Ariela Nomi Kuh.
If it grows together, it goes together
Portland Press Herald - 3/19/2017.
By Christine Burns Rudalevige - Boy did I step in a pile of compost when I started digging around to figure out how a companion planting scheme in your summer garden could turn into a party on your plate at harvest time. I’d anticipated clear-cut scientific explanations on how sowing basil seeds among tomato plants helps both thrive in the garden and complement each other in a Caprese salad.
Veterans are putting roots down in Maine – as farmers
Bangor Daily News - 3/18/2017.
By Abigail Curtis - A couple of years ago, when Army veteran Adria Horn found a piece of land she was interested in purchasing for her family’s new farm, she wanted to run the idea by her husband.
Administration’s Inaugural Budget Request Guts Food and Agriculture Programs
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 3/16/2017.
President Trump’s budget proposal, issued early Thursday morning, calls for draconian cuts to food and agricultural programs on a historically unprecedented scale. Adoption of the “skinny” budget – so called because it is just a few brief pages of bullet points, rather than the traditionally detailed budget proposal put forth by the President – would result in massive layoffs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and dramatic reductions in federal investments in agricultural research, rural job growth and infrastructure, and farm loans and conservation.
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