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2015 Fair Poster


Common Ground
Country Fair

Presented by the
Maine Organic Farmers
and Gardeners Association

September 25, 26 & 27, 2015
Unity, Maine

Thank you to all who
attended the Fair!

Consider helping the post-Fair cleanup crew. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Anna Libby for information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Roasted Cod with Stone Fruit Salad
Maine Food & Lifestyle - 9/24/2013.
A simple ingredients list makes this recipe easy to shop for and prepare. Delicious seafood dish in a few easy steps!
MOFGA’s Common Ground Community and New Executive Director Ted Quaday
Portland Press Herald - 9/24/2013.
By Sharon Kitchens, The Root - The 37th Common Ground Country Fair came to an end Sunday having set record attendance numbers on Friday (approximately 20,000 people) and Saturday (approximately 27,000 people). Sunday, got off to a wet, but spirited start with dedicated fair goers arriving as the fair opened for its final day.
Rice research sheds new light on GM traits in 'superweeds'
Farming Online (UK) - 9/24/2013.
Rice containing an overactive gene that makes it resistant to a common herbicide can pass that genetic trait to weedy rice, prompting powerful growth even without a weed-killer to trigger the modification benefit, new research shows.
Global Love Of Bananas May Be Hurting Costa Rica's Crocodiles
GPB News - 9/24/2013.
By Rhitu Chatterjee - Americans love bananas. Each year, we eat more bananas than any other fruit. But banana growers use a lot of pesticides and those chemicals could be hurting wildlife. As a new study shows, the pesticides are ending up in the bodies of crocodiles living near banana farms in Costa Rica, where many of the bananas we eat are grown.
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September 25-27 - Thank you to all who attended the Common Ground Country Fair!

October 9-12 - Four-day Timber Frame Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

October 10-12 - Nose to Tail Pork Processing, Unity

October 18 - Great Maine Apple Day

October 19 - "Women Owning Woodlands" workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

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