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2015 Fair Poster


Common Ground
Country Fair

Presented by the
Maine Organic Farmers
and Gardeners Association

September 25, 26 & 27, 2015
Unity, Maine

Thank you to all who
attended the Fair!

Consider helping the post-Fair cleanup crew. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Anna Libby for information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine staple’s exclusion from program no small potatoes
Kennebec Journal - 1/26/2014.
By Kevin Miller - The potato industry and its supporters in Congress – including members of Maine’s delegation – are pushing hard to scrap a five-year-old policy that prevents low-income women from buying fresh potatoes with vouchers they receive through a federal nutrition program.
Maine EBT users deserve access to fresh food
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 1/26/2014.
Our Opinion - It’s important that Maine residents from a wide cross-section of the community – whatever their income level – have the means to buy their fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the farmers.
Farming Forever?
The Garden Island [Hawaii] - 1/26/2014.
A pair of bills introduced Friday in the Hawaii House and Senate seek to prevent counties from restricting farming beyond state and federal laws.
FCT editor refuses to retract inconclusive GMO paper
GM Watch - 1/26/2014.
The editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology, A. Wallace Hayes, has confirmed he will not retract a Chinese study that found GMO safe, even though it's inconclusive, showing that he must have retracted the Séralini study for other undisclosed reasons.
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September 25-27 - Thank you to all who attended the Common Ground Country Fair!

October 9-12 - Four-day Timber Frame Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

October 10-12 - Nose to Tail Pork Processing, Unity

October 18 - Great Maine Apple Day

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November 6-8 - MOFGA's 2015 Farmer to Farmer Conference

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