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Online ticket sales for the 2014 Common Ground Country Fair are CLOSED.

Ticket prices at the gates are increasing to help support improved services and higher operation costs. You may still buy Advance Tickets at any of the OUTLETS LISTED HERE up until Fair time.

Our Store is now closed except for memberships, donations and registrations for events and workshops so that we may focus on getting our new inventory ready for the Country Store on the fairgrounds. 2014 Fair T-shirts, tote bags, aprons and more will be available online by October 1.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Watchdogs: List fumigant as cancerous
The Californian - 8/30/2013.
By D. L. Taylor - Two days before a deadline to submit comments on a regulator’s plan to bolster restrictions on a fumigant [chloropicrin] important to Monterey County’s $785 million strawberry industry, a coalition of pesticide watchdog groups, researchers and physicians filed a letter urging the chemical be officially listed as a cancer-causing compound.
Clean, safe food shouldn't be a privilege
The Working Waterfront - 8/30/2013.
By Sandy Oliver - Take a bowl and put some yogurt into it, and then a scoop of granola (homemade) and then wander out to the garden, where just inside the gate there is a row of fraise des bois, or Alpine strawberries, and pick the softest, ripest, most aromatic ones and drop them into the bowl. Eat. Tender, sweet, juicy contrasts with nutty crunch. Good heavens, what a privilege to eat like that.
Banks Put a Price on Earth's Life Support
Scientific American - 8/30/2013.
By Paul Brown and The Daily Climate - London: It is not easy to put a value on an intact forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world's biggest banks is attempting to do.
Could More Efficient Crops Feed a Growing, Warmer World?
Scientific American - 8/30/2013.
By Erin Brodwin - In the shadow of a boisterous debate about the safety of growing crops that have been genetically modified, otherwise known as GMOs, the potential of good old-fashioned crossbreeding has been making quite a stir in the agricultural community.
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