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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
USDA regulators should speak out about tainted food
Kennebec Journal - 4/1/2012.
Editorial – The old saying that what you don't know won't hurt you may be true sometimes, but not when it comes to ensuring the safety of the food supply. When meat or vegetables become tainted with bacteria, it is vital for regulators to pinpoint the source of the contamination and spread the information down the supply chain to distributors, retailers and consumers.
A closer look at what’s in our daily bread
Organic Center - 4/1/2012.
By Erin Smith, Charles Benbrook and Donald R. Davis – Bread plays an important role in the overall consumption of grains, particularly whole grains. Today there is an increasing variety of organic, "natural," and conventional bread – white, wheat, whole wheat, sprouted wheat, and gluten-free. Each with its own claim about freshness, taste, nutrition, and other benefits. But what's really in our daily bread?
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