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Mary Margaret and Eugene Ripley

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Mary Margaret and Gene Ripley of Ripley Organic Farm in Dover-Foxcroft. The Ripleys raise more than 50 kinds of vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, highbush blueberries and other perennial landscape plants. They market through their CSA with pickups at the farm and in Bangor; at the Orono Farmers' Market on Saturdays; and to Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative and other wholesale accounts. "We are proud to have our farm inspected on a yearly basis by MOFGA to ensure our compliance with the organic standards," say the Ripleys. Follow the farm on Facebook and on their website.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
FDA/USDA gotta grow some backbone
Grist - 9/17/2010.
By Tom Philpott – In the wake of the massive egg recall, the Senate's long-awaited food-safety bill is being held back by a GOP senator on specious fiscal concerns.
Senior project puts food on plates
Kennebec Journal - 9/17/2010.
By Matthew Stone – Readfield: Tyler DeAngelis lamented the look and taste of his lettuce one day at lunch during his sophomore year at Maranacook Community High School. The stuff in his salad, DeAngelis said, was "brown and slimy and wilted." "I was eating the cafeteria food and it was nasty," he said. "I want to show the kids that eating good food is the way to go."
Many veggies still growing as Jack Frost delays his arrival
Kennebec Journal - 9/17/2010.
By Denis Thoet – In a good year – and this is a good year – the slide into fall is the best part. Recent cool weather has pushed summer behind us, but there has been no frost, not even a prediction of frost for the coming week. That means we can keep ripening our tomatoes on the vine, keep hoping we might get another picking of green beans, delay harvesting our first crop of sweet potatoes.
Egg inquiry calls attention to rules in Maine
Portland Press Herald - 9/17/2010.
By David Sharp – Portland: Congressional investigators looking into problems at an Iowa farm owned by Austin "Jack" DeCoster that is at the center of a recall of 380 million eggs will get to see the promising results of stricter regulations at egg farms in Maine.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

June 3 - Farm Training Project Workshop – So You Wanna Work with Steel?

June 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Pest Control

June 9 - "Nourish Dinner" to Benefit MOFGA

June 10 - Pasture and Forage Management Workshop

June 13 - Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 16 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

June 17 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

June 17 - Pasture and Forage Management workshop

June 23 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Tractor Safety

June 23 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Creative and Collaborative Marketing

June 24 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Creative and Collaborative Marketing

June 27 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Summer Orchard Care


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