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2017 Poster for the Common Ground Country Fair

2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Unveiled

The 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster was unveiled during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show this week. 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
What’s at Stake for Ag Policy under Trump’s USDA Pick
Civil Eats - 1/23/2017.
By Christina Cooke - A single day before inauguration, President Donald Trump filled the last vacancy on his cabinet, naming former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue secretary of agriculture. The son of a Georgia farmer and a veterinarian by training, Perdue, now 70, entered politics in 1991 as a Democratic state senator in Georgia. He helped shape the state’s agriculture policy through the ’90s and switched to the Republican party in 1998.
Browned toast and potatoes are 'potential cancer risk', say food scientists
BBC News - 1/23/2017.
Bread, chips and potatoes should be cooked to a golden yellow colour, rather than brown, to reduce our intake of a chemical which could cause cancer, government food scientists are warning.
Costco calls for end to bee-killing pesticides
Digital Journal - 1/22/2017.
By Tim Sandle - The retail corporation Costco has requested that its suppliers end the use of bee-killing pesticides on garden plants sold in its stores. This is part of a Friends of the Earth initiative.
Rockport site considered for Camden Farmers Market relocation
Village Soup - 1/22/2017.
By Louis Bettcher - A new business featuring potted plants and hydroponically-grown herbs is planned to open this spring at the former location of Hoboken Gardens on the corner of Pascal Avenue and Commercial Street (Route 1.), Tyler Smith of Bayview Management said Jan. 18. In addition, Smith said the site is actively being considered as the future home of the Camden Farmers Market.
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