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The Margesons

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Meet Erich Margeson and his family from Margeson Organic Farm in Westmanland. The Margesons raise MOFGA certified organic potatoes, seed potatoes, winter squash, oats and garlic, which they sell through Maine Potato Lady,  Johnny's Selected Seeds and Fedco.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Lawsuit Challenges California Plan Allowing Pesticide Spraying on Schools, Homes, Organic Farms
Environmental Working Group - 1/23/2015.
By Sara Sciammacco - San Francisco: Eleven groups and the city of Berkeley sued the California Department of Food and Agriculture today over the agency’s approval of a statewide “pest management” plan that allows pesticide spraying on schools, organic farms and residential yards, including aerial spraying over homes in rural areas.
'Modern Farmer' Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit
National Public Radio - 1/23/2015.
By Bill Chappell - A hip chronicle of ag life isn't dead yet, the owner of Modern Farmer says. The National Magazine Award winner lost its last paid editorial staff Friday, The New York Times reports. But the story comes with a clarification: Modern Farmer's owner says he'll publish again this summer.
Meet the Modern Farmer: Chris Hirsch
Modern Farmer - 1/23/2015.
By Jesse Hirsch - It recently occurred to me that my dad is the ultimate modern farmer. After decades working as a high level hospital administrator, he left to work part-time on a 4-acre restaurant farm [Primo], tending to the bees and the hogs and the pea shoots. I got him on Skype for a very formal interview.
Reinventing the Potato
Modern Farmer - 1/23/2015.
By Ferris Jabr - For most of my life, I have been severely prejudiced against the potato. Like many Americans, I regarded potatoes as among the most banal of vegetables. They were clearly less interesting than other tubers and roots, lacking the lip-staining intensity of the beet, the bright color and crunch of the carrot, the surprising heat of the radish. Potatoes were just generic lumps of starch best used as couriers for salt, fat and ketchup.
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