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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
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By Carter Dougherty - For much of the past decade, the international dairy market did right by Tim Leary, creating opportunity for his farm in southern Maine by linking his fortunes with ever-wealthier Asian milk drinkers. But the downside of this globalizing dairy market revealed itself this month, when Leary watched a livestock hauler whisk away 21 of his cows, destined to be milked the next morning at someone else’s facility.
Crop of successful farms quietly growing in Bowdoinham
Bangor Daily News - 9/28/2015.
By Kathleen Pierce - On a swath of land at the edge of Merrymeeting Bay, rows of kale, carrots and tomatoes spring from the earth. In this region of bountiful soil, where six rivers converge, a network of farms thrives in fields of plenty.
Maine forager, mushroom connoisseur eats weeds. You can, too.
Bangor Daily News - 9/28/2015.
By Abigail Curtis - David Spahr of Washington is a photographer, an author, an educator, a mushroom connoisseur and a gourmet cook, but perhaps he's best known as a forager. That means he doesn't only find his food at the grocery store or in the garden but also in the woods, fields and seashore, too.
Maine-based nonprofit to present at annual One Health Summit Switzerland
Bangor Daily News - 9/28/2015.
Sustainable Harvest International, a local nonprofit based in Ellsworth, Maine, is headed to Switzerland to showcase their work at an international summit on environmental and public health in early October.
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