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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
ACRONYMS & ACRIMONY: Earth Day 2015 finds GMO debate at crisis point
Bangor Daily News - 4/15/2015.
By David Carkhuff, The Portland Phoenix - When Robert Frost first coined his oft-quoted wisdom that "good fences make good neighbors," he clearly failed to anticipate the era of genetically modified organisms blowing across America’s agricultural landscape.
Update on the Hugelkulture (HK) Beds at Woody End Farm
Ecological Landscaping Alliance - 4/15/2015.
By M.L. Altobelli - A review of how hugelkulture beds constructed in 2008 in western Mass. have fared over time.
Allison Lakin, artisan cheesemaker
Keep Me Current - 4/15/2015.
By Kayla J. Collins - Allison Lakin started her career of making cheese after a 15-year stint in maritime and art museum education.
U.S. consumers across the country devour record amount of organic in 2014
Organic Trade Association - 4/15/2015.
Sales of organic food and non-food products in the United States broke through another record in 2014, totaling $39.1 billion, up 11.3 percent from the previous year, according to the latest survey on the organic industry from the Organic Trade Association (OTA).
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