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Suzanne Balbo and Clint Towle
of Crooked Door Farm in Whitefield

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Suzanne Balbo and Clint Towle of MOFGA-certified organic Crooked Door Farm in Whitefield. The two MOFGA journeypersons raise vegetables on permanent beds using minimal tillage, a biodiesel walk-behind tractor and a variety of hand tools, including a broad fork. They also use organic seed and local, organic compost on the 3 acres they have in rotation. An unheated greenhouse, a seedling house, caterpillar tunnels and low hoops help extend the growing season. Laying hens and guinea hogs root around, while a neighbor's goats and sheep rotate around Crooked Door's nearly 14 acres of pasture. Balbo and Towle market through their CSA, at the Gardiner Area Farmers' Market, the Gardiner Co-op & Café, the Sheepscot General Store and from their farm. Learn more on the farm's website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maybe Victory Gardens can save U.S. Again
Kennebec Journal - 12/5/2008.
All you folks in your 70s, 80s and older can make one more contribution to one more great American cause. You can help curb global warming, secure energy independence and, in the process, reinvent how we farm and eat. There are two things we need from you.
Avoiding Agricultural Meltdown, Guest Column by John Rockefeller
Bangor Daily News - 12/5/2008.
Having spent the Thanksgiving weekend with a wide array of friends from across Maine, I was afforded a chance to exchange views on the latest iterations of our financial meltdown, and what it might mean to gatherings such as the Thanksgiving dinner table in years to come.
Organic Pecans Shake Up the Agriculture World
Treehugger - 12/5/2008.
We all know organic produce is better for our health, but recent research in organic pecan farming has revealed it can also be better for farmers' pocketbooks.
Food is different (Jim Goodman Op-Ed)
The Capital Times (Madison, WI) - 12/5/2008.
Food is an important part of most holiday celebrations, not just because we need food to live, but because food connects us to our culture, our past and, whether we know it or not, our future.
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