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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
What the mid-terms means for federal ag-policy reform
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By Tom Philpott – The House and Senate ag committees, that two-headed monster that dominates federal ag policy, both have a new look after the midterms. What does this mean for farm policy ahead of looming 2012 Farm Bill negotiations?
The 2012 Farm Bill – it’s not too late to think big
Civil Eats - 11/3/2010.
By Lee Zukor – Understanding the Farm Bill: A Citizen’s Guide to a Better Food System, a Facebook page launched last month by Mark Muller from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and myself aims to take a first, small step towards demystifying the Farm Bill. Our goal is to empower concerned citizens across the United States by communicating what’s at stake in the 2012 Farm Bill in terms that we can all understand.
Kale chips can satisfy junk food cravings
Bangor Daily News - 11/3/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – You probably won’t convince a teenager or die-hard couch-potato-chip snacker that these are as good as classic out-of-the-bag junk food, but I have fallen pretty hard for kale chips. They satisfy my longing for crunchy, oily and salty, and look, Ma, no carbohydrates!
Soup to Nuts: DO try this at home
Portland Press Herald - 11/3/2010.
By Meredith Goad – Westbrook: Stephen Foster, 11, was pretty convinced that taking a cooking class was going to be boring. But then he got a knife in his hand and found that he likes chopping fresh garlic to make marinara sauce.
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October 10-12 - Nose to Tail Pork Processing, Unity

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October 19 - "Women Owning Woodlands" workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

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November 19-22 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops

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