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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
Monsanto’s Roundup residues in GM foods damage cells
Organic Consumers - 1/5/2009.
Roundup residues found in GM food and feed can cause cell damage and even death – even at very low levels.
Temple Grandin on 'The Best Life For Animals'
Fresh Air Podcast - 1/5/2009.
Temple Grandin has written extensively about her experiences as a person with autism, and the insights autism have given her about animal behavior. The program visits with Grandin, as she talks about her new book, "Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals."
Sterling College bakes organic pies to feed community
Treehugger - 1/4/2009.
Sterling College - University of Vermont students give new meaning to the idea of college students getting baked. ahem. This time, they are actually baking pies to save the planet. Combining a need in area food banks, with a surplus of organic butternut squash and willing labor, one local community is taking its motto outside of their campus walls and acting locally.
Early garden picks: seeking leeks and set on rudbeckia
Maine Sunday Telegram - 1/4/2009.
Tom Atwell – I've been thinking about leeks lately. Nancy and I have never grown them and rarely eat them, except when visiting friends and occasionally out at restaurants.
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