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Arla Casselman and John Grote
of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Arla Casselman and John Grote of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren. Arla and John farm approximately 30 acres of MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries. They offer fresh and frozen blueberries directly from the farm. Blueberries are being pollinated now and will be available in August. Visit their Facebook page to learn more and to place an order. Arla is also a participant in MOFGA's journeyperson program as she works toward expanding their business to include flowers and floral design.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
How to plan a scalable permaculture garden in Maine
Bangor Daily News - 6/28/2015.
By Seth Koenig - The Portland-based permaculture and sustainable living organization Resilience Hub holds more than 60 events every year, ranging from small workshops to expert lectures to full classes, and has twice played host to the popular Northeast Regional Permaculture Convergence events — most recently in 2014.
Pass the doughboys: From Aroostook to York, it’s fair time in Maine
Bangor Daily News - 6/27/2015.
By Julia Bayly - Few things say summer like a day at a country fair.
Abundance of rain challenges New England farmers
CentralMaine.com - 6/27/2015.
By Lisa Rathke, AP - Montpelier, Vermont: Farmers welcomed the rain after a dry spring but an abundance of it in June has saturated some low-lying crops, made fields too muddy for farm machinery and delayed the crucial first cutting of hay for livestock in some parts of northern New England.
Maine following path to organic dairy farms
Portland Press Herald - 6/27/2015.
By Tom Bell. As national shortages ripple through the marketplace, dairy processors are encouraging conventional farms to make the switch and meet the demand for organic milk.
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