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Joy Trueworthy and Brittany Hopkins of Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag.

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Meet Brittany Hopkins (right) and Joy Trueworthy of Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag. This MOFGA certified organic farm grows vegetables, herbs, berries and melons to sell at the Ellsworth Farmers' Market on Saturdays, the Bangor Farmers' Market on Sundays, and at an on-farm stand. "We are proud to have MOFGA independently verify our organic practices," say the farmers. Learn more at www.wiseacresfarm.net and at www.facebook.com/wiseacresfarm.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Study links DDT residues, obesity in women
Organic Consumers - 3/20/2009.
By Jeff Alexander (Muskegon Chronicle, Michigan) – Researchers at Michigan State University have discovered that prenatal exposure to a derivative of DDT – an insecticide commonly used until it was banned in the 1970s – may play a role in the obesity epidemic in women.
Why what’s for dinner may be about to change
Alternet - 3/20/2009.
By Gwen Schantz – Industrial Agriculture is sooo 20th century. As America moves forward with a new agenda of change, our food system is getting a green, healthy makeover that promises to leave thousands of food and farm advocates with nothing to do.
Garden party
Grist - 3/20/2009.
By Tom Philpott – It's official, because it's been etched in the pages of our most sacred national chronicle. No, not the Federal Register – I'm talking about O Magazine. Here's the scoop: the Obamas will plant a veggie garden in the White House lawn.
Obamas To Plant Vegetable Garden At The White House
The New York Times - 3/20/2009.
Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of the South Lawn on Friday to plant a vegetable garden, the first at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. There will be no beets — the president does not like them — but arugula will make the cut.
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