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Rani and Jack Howe

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Rani and Jack Howe of Skyscraper Hill Farm in Brooks. This MOFGA certified organic farm raises Christmas trees, sold from the farm and through the Marsh River Co-op and the Belfast Co-op. Rani also cultivates beautiful herb gardens, which will be on the Belfast Garden Club Tour next summer. You can contact the Howes at jack.howe@gmail.com.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine’s cheese making industry on the rise
Bangor Daily News - 8/2/2013.
By Abigail Curtis - Rockport: Thirty years ago, Mainers shopping for cheese at their local grocery stores would have found few choices - and of those, plastic-wrapped processed cheese slices had a large market share. Some speciality stores might have carried imported cheeses from Europe, but there were very few examples of locally made options for sale, Taylor Mudge of Camden recalled last week.
Tragic Accident in Roque Bluffs Leaves Four Dead and Community Shocked
Machias Valley News Observer - 8/2/2013.
By Hillary Savage - The tragic death of Amy Stiner and Melissa Moyer last Tuesday in Roque Bluffs has shaken the community at large. Amy had been a MOFGA apprentice.
Experts: Health risks higher from packaged greens
San Francisco Chronicle - 8/2/2013.
By David Pitt, AP - A packaged salad mix containing iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots and red cabbage and infected with cyclospora is blamed for sickening 397 people in 16 states (Maine not included).
Glyphosate toxicity to humans: An overview
Natural News - 8/2/2013.
Monsanto's infamous Roundup contains the hotly debated compound called glyphosate. This merciless herbicide is also found in 750 or more U.S. products. An herbicide like this infiltrates the landscape and accumulates in mammals, especially bone, hindering cellular detoxification along the way.
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