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Tess Faller (left) and Anna Davis of Beech Hill Farm

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet farm manager Tess Faller and assistant manager Anna Davis of Beech Hill Farm on Mt. Desert, which produces 5 acres of MOFGA certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers and 1 acre of heirloom apples. The farm is owned by College of the Atlantic. Faller and Davis, with the help of COA students, provide organic produce to the MDI community. Previously the farm was owned by Barbarina and Aaron Heyerdahl, who donated it to COA in the late 1990s. Beech Hill Farm markets to COA's food service, A&B Naturals, Sawyers Market, Pine Tree Market, from the farm stand and through its summer and fall CSA programs. For more information, see www.coa.edu/beech-hill-farm-microsite.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
State dairy farms look at organic options
Bangor Daily News - 3/9/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – AUGUSTA, Maine – Several farm organizations are working feverishly to find options for 30 Maine organic dairy farmers who either lost their H.P. Hood milk contracts or were asked last month to cut back production.
Community Supported Agriculture: A slice of harvest pie
Village Soup - 3/8/2009.
A growing number of enthusiastic eaters are seeking locally and sustainably grown vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy products from the farmlands of Maine, and over 120 Maine farms are offering shares of their harvest to consumers throughout our state.
Journey of a flower
Boston Globe - 3/8/2009.
By Kevin Alexander – This is, indeed, a story about a flower. Several stems of white lilac, to be specific. And how these lilacs, over the course of a couple of days, went from a greenhouse in the Netherlands to a tabletop in Charlestown.
Itching for spring?
Maine Sunday Telegram - 3/8/2009.
By Ray Routhier – The theme of this year's Portland Flower Show – "From the Mountains to the Sea"– may also be a good description of people attending the event. That's because the Portland Flower Show will have no real regional competition.
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