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Arla Casselman and John Grote
of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Arla Casselman and John Grote of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren. Arla and John farm approximately 30 acres of MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries. They offer fresh and frozen blueberries directly from the farm. Blueberries are being pollinated now and will be available in August. Visit their Facebook page to learn more and to place an order. Arla is also a participant in MOFGA's journeyperson program as she works toward expanding their business to include flowers and floral design.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Baldacci revives plan to merge natural resource departments
Bangor Daily News - 1/13/2009.
The merger proposal is being submitted separately from the two-year, $6.1 billion budget that seeks to rein in state spending by eliminating more than 200 positions and trimming some state programs, particularly in the areas of corrections and health and human services.
Here’s the catch!
The Washington Post - 1/13/2009.
By Nancy Harmon Jenkins: PORT CLYDE, Maine – The idea of a community-supported fishery seems so obvious, you have to wonder why it took so long. The equivalent approach to farming, after all, is nothing new and has seen explosive growth in recent years, as farmers appreciate an upfront infusion of cash when they need it most, from consumers who get a guaranteed stream of produce throughout the season.
Independent fisherman stays afloat with Community Supported Fishery [British Columbia]
Treehugger - 1/12/2009.
Otto is a retired high-school chemistry teacher who has been fishing the BC coast for over four decades. With ever rising costs his family realized that the CSA model could be easily applied to fishing, to help keep Otto and other independent fishers on the water.
Death: Billie Gammon, founder of Norlands Living History Museum
Bangor Daily News - 1/12/2009.
LIVERMORE - Billie Gammon, 92, the founder of Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, died Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2009, at her home in North Livermore village.
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