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Tristan (right) and Jon Noyes of MOFGA certified organic
Gromaine LLC.

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Tristan (right) and Jon Noyes of Gromaine LLC, a MOFGA certified organic farm in Caribou that provides more than 50 varieties of lettuce and leafy greens to select Maine restaurants, specialty grocers and directly to consumers – including at the Common Ground Country Fair. These brothers descend from six generations of Maine farmers. Jon grows the crops in Aroostook County, and Tristan, based in Cumberland County, does the marketing.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Fish lose sense of smell in polluted waters
Environmental Health News - 3/18/2013.
By Brian Bienkowski - Fish in lakes tainted with metals are losing their sense of smell, stoking concern among experts that the problem could devastate populations. But if the fish can get into cleaner water they start sniffing things properly again, according to new research out of Canada.
As Crop Prices Surge, Investment Firms and Farmers Vie for Land
The New York Times - 3/18/2013.
By Julie Creswell - From the potato fields of Michigan to the high prairies of Kansas, farmers are receiving record prices for their land - but economists and banking regulators warn that this boom, like so many before it, could end badly.
Voters reject plan to reduce mosquitoes on Cranberry Isles
The Working Waterfront - 3/18/2013.
By Laurie Schreiber - Mosquitoes have been driving residents of the Cranberry Isles crazy for at least a century. But the swarms likely will return this summer, because residents rejected a proposal to address the biting bugs.
By targeting bigger fish, we are breeding populations of smaller and weaker fish
Treehugger - 3/18/2013.
By Michael Graham Richard - In nature, bigger, healthier, stronger individuals tend to have more offspring and thus there is a selection pressure in their favor. But humans can put other kinds of pressure on species, for instance by targeting bigger fish, actually reducing their chances of survival and reproduction compared to smaller and weaker individuals.
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October 3 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

October 5 - Herb Blending Day

October 11 to 13 - MOFGA's Nose To Tail Pork Processing Workshop

October 14 - Mainstreaming Local Food To Institutions

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 21 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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