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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
It's Time to Stand Up With Family Farmers
Common Dreams - 9/23/2013.
By Willie Nelson - Every year, come harvest season, we gather for the annual Farm Aid concert. Artists, farmers, activists and eaters, we come together to recognize the crucial importance of family farmers. We take account of how far we've come and we renew our spirits for the fights ahead. We stand with family farmers.
The solution to America’s food waste problem: Feed people
Grist - 9/23/2013.
By Andrea Appleton - Joe Hamilton and Arthur Morgan belong to a new food recovery organization called Gather Baltimore. Every week – under the direction of the energetic, foul-mouthed Morgan – volunteers collect some 15 tons of fresh produce that would otherwise end up in the compost, or more likely, the landfill. Then they give it away to people who need it.
Humanity's Heating of Planet is Planting Seeds of Hunger: Report
Common Dreams - 9/23/2013.
By Jon Queally - A new Oxfam report, titled Growing Disruption: Climate Change, Food, and the Fight Against Hunger, has found that human-driven climate change will leave vulnerable families "caught in a vicious spiral of falling incomes, rising food prices, and declining quality of food, leading to a devastating impact on the health of millions."
Sunrise Ag Microloan Fund to Benefit Washington County Farmers
Bangor Daily News - 9/23/2013.
By Will Tuell - Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and an anonymous donor from the local farming community have teamed up to offer Washington County food producers increased access to capital through a new revolving loan fund.
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