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Amy Warner (left) and Toby Stockford of Old Narrow Gauge Farm in Alna.

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Meet Amy Warner and Toby Stockford of Old Narrow Gauge Farm in Alna. Amy and Toby raise and breed heritage Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs for registered breed stock and pork and are members of The Livestock Conservancy. They also offer eggs from their mixed flock of free range hens. You can find their products at Bath summer and winter farmers' markets, Boothbay farmers' market, local restaurants and the Alna Store. They also offer some CSA options in conjunction with other Alna farms. "We are happy to raise livestock in a manner that benefits the health and well-being of the animals," say the Stockfords, "especially the focus on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony that organic farming intends. We feel that comes though in our quality breed stock and in the flavor and caliber of our heritage pork and eggs." Find Old Narrow Gauge Farm at oldnarrowgaugefarm.com and on Facebook and Instagram.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
In Meat Tests, More Data Tying Human Illness To Farm Antibiotics
National Public Radio - 4/17/2013.
By Eliza Barclay - Are the antibiotics the livestock industry uses on animals responsible for antibiotic-resistant infections in people? Bacteria are notoriously hard to follow from farm to fork, but more pieces of the puzzle are coming together that suggest the answer is yes.
Grassroot-level innovations may hold the key to global challenges
The Guardian [UK] - 4/17/2013.
By Duncan Garde, Agustina Memoli and Paulina Polak - Low tech, grassroot-level innovations may hold the key to overcoming some of the resource challenges we face today; and we might be missing them.
Lighting a Spark on the High Plains
The New York Times - 4/17/2013.
Op-Ed by Mary Pipher - I grew up in Nebraska. My great-grandparents homesteaded here. Generally, Nebraskans are a polite, cautious people more interested in weather than politics, and in pie than causes. That is, until recently.
Sounding the SOS (Save our seafood)
Portland Press Herald - 4/17/2013.
By Meredith Goad - Steve and Michelle Corry, owners of Five Fifty-Five in Portland, participated in the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's Out of the Blue program last year, making it a point to place under-used fish from the Gulf of Maine on their menu to give overfished species a break.
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