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Suzanne Balbo and Clint Towle
of Crooked Door Farm in Whitefield

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Suzanne Balbo and Clint Towle of MOFGA-certified organic Crooked Door Farm in Whitefield. The two MOFGA journeypersons raise vegetables on permanent beds using minimal tillage, a biodiesel walk-behind tractor and a variety of hand tools, including a broad fork. They also use organic seed and local, organic compost on the 3 acres they have in rotation. An unheated greenhouse, a seedling house, caterpillar tunnels and low hoops help extend the growing season. Laying hens and guinea hogs root around, while a neighbor's goats and sheep rotate around Crooked Door's nearly 14 acres of pasture. Balbo and Towle market through their CSA, at the Gardiner Area Farmers' Market, the Gardiner Co-op & Café, the Sheepscot General Store and from their farm. Learn more on the farm's website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
New agricultural programs announced at Kennebec Valley Community College
Kennebec Journal - 3/25/2013.
Fairfield - Kennebec Valley Community College will launch two agricultural programs this year with the help of a $2.5 million federal grant, the college announced Monday. The programs in sustainable agriculture and culinary arts will begin during the fall semester at the Harold Alfond Campus in Hinckley.
Highmoor Farm
Unique Maine Farms - 3/25/2013.
UMaine’s Highmoor Farm is the latest entry on Unique Maine Farms.
Maine marijuana growing center cited for using pesticides
Bangor Daily News - 3/25/2013.
By Nok-Noi Ricker - A call from an employee of one of the state’s medical marijuana dispensary operations sparked an investigation that found pesticides were being used in violation of rules governing cultivation of the plants, according to a state official.
State: Marijuana supplier used pesticides, violated rules
Portland Press Herald - 3/25/2013.
By Michael Shepherd - A state investigation of Maine's largest medical marijuana dispensary group has revealed "a laundry list" of violations of state law and program rules, including pesticide use on marijuana plants, the Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.
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