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2015 Fair Poster


Common Ground
Country Fair

Presented by the
Maine Organic Farmers
and Gardeners Association

September 25, 26 & 27, 2015
Unity, Maine

Thank you to all who
attended the Fair!

Consider helping the post-Fair cleanup crew. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Anna Libby for information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Lewiston woman sickened by ground beef rallies against antibiotics in meat
Bangor Daily News - 4/16/2013.
By Jackie Farwell - Danielle Wadsworth vividly recalls the night in late 2011 when she awoke with agonizing stomach pain. Lying on the couch in her Lewiston home, Wadsworth was violently ill for several days with what she assumed was the flu.
Sweet and Fragrant Apple Pie with Vanilla Cream
Bangor Daily News - 4/16/2013.
By The Yankee Chef - I do realize that many of us are looking forward to the warmer months and baking apple pies are the last thing on our minds. BUT, I just have to add this one last apple pie recipe before beginning all over again this fall. Why? Because I never really thought about this before but Chinese 5-spice powder is the perfect accompaniment to Apple Pie.
Del Monte gets OK to import biotech pineapple
Capital Press - 4/16/2013.
By Mateusz Perkowski - An international fruit company has won approval from the USDA to ship genetically engineered pineapple into the U.S.
Bringing Home the Bacon: Pig Farming in Maine
Good. Food. Stories. - 4/15/2013.
By Richard Lee - Sustainable, diversified farming is paradoxically an occupation defined by fierce independence and close-knit reliance on your community and neighbors down the road. I moved to Maine from New York City in January 2011 to find a community in which I felt I could bridge this paradox, and Kate and I have chosen to walk this road together by choosing to apprentice together on a small, horse-powered vegetable farm.
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September 25-27 - Thank you to all who attended the Common Ground Country Fair!

October 9-12 - Four-day Timber Frame Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

October 10-12 - Nose to Tail Pork Processing, Unity

October 18 - Great Maine Apple Day

October 19 - "Women Owning Woodlands" workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

November 6-8 - MOFGA's 2015 Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 19-22 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops

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