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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
Three Midcoast chefs named James Beard Best Chef award semifinalists
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 2/17/2017.
By Holly S. Edwards - If you’ve ever wondered where to go for some of the best food in the Midcoast, you might consider letting the folks at the James Beard Foundation be your guide. And for those who already dine at Francine, Lost Kitchen and/or Suzuki’s Sushi Bar, the announcement that the chef/owners of these three restaurants have been named as finalists for best chef-northeast honors won’t be much of a surprise.
'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution
The Guardian [UK] - 2/17/2017.
By Tom Phillips - When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it. Office blocks, homes and hotels decked from top to toe in a verdant blaze of shrubbery and plant life; a breath of fresh air for metropolises that are choking on a toxic diet of fumes and dust.
A Downside of Gluten Free
The New York Times - 2/16/2017.
By Nicholas Bakalar - A gluten-free diet may have a downside: increased blood levels of arsenic and mercury, according to a preliminary report.
Researchers find pesticide spills, accidents may alter farmworkers’ DNA
Environmental Health News - 2/16/2017.
By Brian Bienkowski - Farmworkers who have a high pesticide exposure event—such as a spill—are more likely to experience molecular changes on DNA that may lead to certain cancers, according to a large U.S. study of pesticide applicators in Iowa and North Carolina.
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