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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
While we weren’t looking, food became big part of state economy
Kennebec Journal - 9/4/2010.
Op-ed by Theodora J. Kalikow – What’s for lunch? On Maine Watch this summer, I heard that Maine has become a food destination, with people coming here specifically to go to certain restaurants or eat special foods. Turns out, locally grown Maine food is getting to be a big part of our economy.
You can take your pick of apples already
Portland Press Herald - 9/4/2010.
Andrew Roach has his hands full these days. Full of ripe apples at the Schartner Fruit and Berry Farm in Thorndike that are being picked for cider and farmers markets. Next week, the 10 acres of orchards will open to the public.
Lyman composter gets 50 days in jail
Portland Press Herald - 9/4/2010.
By Beth Quimby – The owner of a composting business in Lyman has been sentenced to jail for continuing to operate after the courts and the Department of Environmental Protection repeatedly ordered him to stop.
Banning BPA a wise decision for Maine
Portland Press Herald - 9/4/2010.
Op-ed by Jeffrey Peterson, M.D – Yarmouth: Parents today are faced with a new dilemma: How do we know what products on the store shelves are safe for our kids? I'd like to be able to tell parents that there's no need to worry …. The good news is that some states, including Maine, are taking action.
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