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2017 Poster for the Common Ground Country Fair

2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster!

The 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster was unveiled during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show in January. The poster features three Columbian Wyandotte chickens roosting. This uncommon variety is well suited to Maine's climate and is raised for both meat and egg production. Local artist Dwight Gagnon of Benton created the design, which is a delightful and fitting image for the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 22, 23 and 24.
The poster is available online through our MOFGA Store.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
An exaltation of apples
Zester Daily - 9/15/2010.
By Nancy Harmon Jenkins – Tarte Tatin was invented, so we are told, late in the 19th century by one of the two Tatin sisters, les demoiselles Tatin, who kept a restaurant, the Hotel-Terminus Tatin, in the Loire valley town of Lamotte-Beuvron. Yeah, right, I used to say, and Marco Polo brought back pasta from China. But it turns out the legend is credible: We actually know the names of the sisters.
‘High-fructorse corn syrup’? Never heard of it
Grist - 9/14/2010.
By Tom Laskawy – If you can't beat 'em ... confuse them. That seems to be the new motto of our good friends at the Corn Refiners Association, the lobbying group and manufacturing association that represents makers of high-fructose corn syrup. The AP is reporting that the group has petitioned the FDA for permission to identify high-fructose corn syrup on food packaging as – wait for it – "corn sugar."
Monroe garden thrives using ‘lasagna’ method
Village Soup - 9/13/2010.
By Jean English – Seven years ago, Lynn and Charlie Biebel of Monroe attended a demonstration at the Maine Organic Gardeners and Farmers Association's Common Ground Country Fair about the “lasagna method” of starting a garden. They’ve been cooking up fantastic gardens ever since.
Maine bureau can fill crack in federal chemical policy on BPA
Kennebec Journal - 9/13/2010.
Op-ed by Hannah M. Pingree – Many of the 1.5 million people who were diagnosed with cancer last year would probably say they did everything right – they never smoked, they ate well and they exercised. With some forms of cancers on the rise, especially among children, even as our awareness of healthy lifestyle choices improves, we need to ask ourselves a tough question: What are the hidden causes of illness that we have ignored?
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July 20 - High Tunnel Construction

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