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Tess Faller (left) and Anna Davis of Beech Hill Farm

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet farm manager Tess Faller and assistant manager Anna Davis of Beech Hill Farm on Mt. Desert, which produces 5 acres of MOFGA certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers and 1 acre of heirloom apples. The farm is owned by College of the Atlantic. Faller and Davis, with the help of COA students, provide organic produce to the MDI community. Previously the farm was owned by Barbarina and Aaron Heyerdahl, who donated it to COA in the late 1990s. Beech Hill Farm markets to COA's food service, A&B Naturals, Sawyers Market, Pine Tree Market, from the farm stand and through its summer and fall CSA programs. For more information, see www.coa.edu/beech-hill-farm-microsite.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Improving food safety
Bangor Daily News - 8/15/2009.
Editorial – A bill passed by the House last week that requires more frequent inspection of food processing facilities and expands the government’s authority to mandate recalls is an important step forward. Ensuring the new regulations do not overly burden small farms, especially organic ones, remains a concern.
An ‘agri-intellectual’ talks back
Grist - 8/14/2009.
By Tom Philpott – A lot of folks have asked what I think of the essay “The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals,” by Missouri corn/soy farmer Blake Hurst, published in The American, the journal of the right-wing American Enterprise Institute. My first reaction is that I’m thrilled this debate is taking place.
A debate about soil, organics, and nutrition
Grist - 8/14/2009.
By Tom Philpott – Ezra Klein and I are engaged in a little debate over the value of organic food. I’m honestly a little surprised to be arguing with the Washington Post’s food-policy columnist about the desirability of removing toxic, ecologically damaging chemicals from food production.
Healthful food choices promoted by film, paper
Portland Press Herald - 8/13/2009.
Letter to the Editor by Madge Baker – Thank you very much for your lead editorial about "Filmmakers ask tough questions about 'Food, Inc.'" (Aug. 4) It deserves all the attention you ask people to give it, including policy makers and lawmakers.
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