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Ivelisse Rivera of Darthia Farm in Gouldsboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Ivelisse Rivera, farm manager at MOFGA certified organic Darthia Farm in Gouldsboro. Darthia Farm is owned by Cynthia and Bill Thayer, who, with their family, hire help and MOFGA apprentices, raise produce, herbs and livestock and sell their produce, fiber products, and jams, jellies and other goods from their commercial kitchen at their farm store, at farmers’ markets, through their CSA and through their catalog.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Pathogens In Our Pork - Op-Ed by Nicholas Kristof
The New York Times - 3/14/2009.
We don’t add antibiotics to baby food and Cocoa Puffs so that children get fewer ear infections. That’s because we understand that the overuse of antibiotics is already creating “superbugs” resistant to medication.
Obama pledges to improve food safety
The New York Times - 3/14/2009.
By Gardiner Harris – Describing the government’s failure to inspect 95 percent of food processing plants as “a hazard to the public health,” President Obama promised Saturday to bolster and reorganize the nation’s fractured food-safety system.
Dirt alert: test for lead, vegetable gardeners
Portland Press Herald - 3/14/2009.
By John Richardson – For Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, a soil scientist and professor at the University of Southern Maine, there's a real public-health risk to the spring ritual: lead poisoning. Soil can be so contaminated with lead that digging or playing in it, or eating vegetables grown in it, can be dangerous.
This time of year, it’s OK to get a little sappy
Bangor Daily News - 3/14/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Steam swirled around Lori Dana on Thursday as she checked the fire under the bubbling maple sap. It softened the skin, fogged up eyeglasses and filled the air with a light, sugary scent. “You want it to stay at a rolling boil,” she said, nearly hidden by the blanket of steam. Dana took a deep breath, pulling in the aroma. She can tell by the smell how close the sap is to becoming the prized maple syrup.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change

March 12 - Growing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

March 14 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 14 - Growing Issues: Urban Agriculture

March 18 - Hancock County Grower Meeting

March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

March 21 - 21st Annual Rural Living Day

March 21 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

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