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Gabrielle Gosselin and Nate Drummond of Six River Farm in Bowdoinham


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Meet Nate Drummond and Gabrielle Gosselin of Six River Farm in Bowdoinham. This MOFGA certified organic farm produces vegetables, herbs, and vegetable seedlings (in season) on fertile soil on the shores of Merrymeeting Bay. They sell at the Brunswick and Crystal Spring Farmers’ Markets and to El Camino, Harraseeket Inn, Royal River Natural Foods and Henry and Marty's. "Healthy farming for a healthy community," reads their motto. Website.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Microplastic waste: This massive (tiny) threat to sea life is now in every ocean
The Independent - 7/13/2014.
By Steve Connor - Pollution of the oceans by tiny pieces of plastic debris is now so widespread that only radical action to eliminate the waste at source can limit further damage to marine wildlife, according to scientists.
Is engineered food toxic or just depleted of essential nutrients?
The Daily Courier (British Columbia) - 7/12/2014.
By Dr. Thierry Vrain - Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and some other herbicides, chelates (bonds to, at two or more points) minerals and can thus make crops deficient in essential minerals and the protein enzymes they activate.
Despite winter, pests and pH, raspberries persevere
Portland Press Herald - 7/12/2014.
By Laura McCandlish - Maine is not Oregon,” veteran farmer, writer and former U.S. Senate candidate Jean Hay Bright stressed when I emailed to ask about her raspberry and black raspberry crop at the small BrightBerry Farm she and her husband tend near Bangor in Dixmont. “Cane fruit doesn’t grow tall, lush and wild in Maine like it does in Oregon and Washington (we have kids who live out there, so we know).”
In Maine, the milkman returns
Portland Press Herald - 7/12/2014.
By Graham Gillian - Like cream to the top, the rise of an old tradition marks customers’ appreciation of nostalgia, convenience.
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