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Rani and Jack Howe

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Rani and Jack Howe of Skyscraper Hill Farm in Brooks. This MOFGA certified organic farm raises Christmas trees, sold from the farm and through the Marsh River Co-op and the Belfast Co-op. Rani also cultivates beautiful herb gardens, which will be on the Belfast Garden Club Tour next summer. You can contact the Howes at jack.howe@gmail.com.

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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