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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Helping overcome the price barrier of organic foods
Portland Press Herald - 7/7/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – We hear it all the time: Eating organic local food is too expensive. For many people who feel this way, it's really a statement about priorities. Some of us just value things like smart phones, vacations, concert tickets or flat-screen TVs more than wholesome meals.
WIC’s potato ban is bad nutrition advice
Portland Press Herald - 7/7/2010.
Editorial – Pity the potato: Its undeserved reputation for making people fat has dropped it from the list of foods that people can take home with the federal government's help through the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.
Strawberry season winds down
Bangor Daily News - 7/7/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – When I was growing up, it seems we did two things with fresh strawberries. One was shortcake made with a biscuit-type round, split and, if you please, buttered.
Antibiotic idiocy
Bangor Daily News - 7/7/2010.
Editorial – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is getting serious about the threat routine use of antibiotics in livestock poses to human health. The seriousness includes asking farmers and the food industry to stop the practice voluntarily. Since it has been asking this for more than two decades, this hardly counts as a serious response to a real problem.
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