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Sarah Smith of Grassland Organic Farm
in Skowhegan


Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Sarah Smith, who, with her husband, Garin, owns and operates MOFGA certified Grassland Organic Farm in Skowhegan. Grassland produces vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, vegetable seedlings, pasture, dairy products, veal and beef. Their markets include The Pickup CSA in Skowhegan, Senior Farm Shares, farmers’ markets, natural food stores, restaurants, specialty shops and CROPP/Organic Valley. Keep up with the farm on Facebook and read Sarah’s keynote speech from the 2012 Common Ground Country Fair.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Recipes with a side dish of trivia
Portland Press Herald - 9/1/2010.
By Meredith Goad – When Bar Lola's chef, Guy Hernandez, has a taste for cheese, he turns to his favorite: Autumn Oak, a raw sheep's milk cheese from Willow Hill Farm in Vermont. Chef Abby Harmon is from Cutler, where her mom packed sardines and Harmon grew up eating them. That's the back story to the Sicilian Sardine Pasta she serves at Caiola's.
The real cost of the food we eat
Portland Press Herald - 9/1/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – The massive recent egg recall reveals how much our food actually costs. As Americans, our food is abundant and the price at the checkout is remarkably cheap. But the costs don't end there.
Use garden vegetables to make cool food
Bangor Daily News - 9/1/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – It’s too hot to think about casseroles or anything baked, and besides, we have all those vegetables in the garden.
Tempted to try tofu?
Bangor Daily News - 9/1/2010.
By Emily Burnham – Tofu gets a bad rap. It’s unfairly categorized as something only self-righteous vegetarians eat in place of meat. Apprehensive eaters decry its texture and blocky shape. In the world of food, tofu is the misunderstood outsider. Try Jeffrey Wolovitz’s Heiwa Tofu, however, and you might think differently.
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August 30 - MOFGA Benefit Night at The Pickup Café & CSA

September 3 - MOFGA Farm Training Project workshop: Next Steps - From Apprentice to Farmer

September 5 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

September 6 - Seed Saving Workshop with Will Bonsall

September 6 - Seed Saving 101 & The Scattered Seed Project

September 9 - MOFGA Farm Training Project workshop: Seed Saving

September - 19, 20 and 21 - MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair

September 27 - Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change

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October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day


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