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Cecil Linscott Jr. and Ann Wilson of
White Orchard Farm in Frankfort


Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Cecil Linscott Jr. and Ann Wilson of White Orchard Farm in Frankfort. This MOFGA certified organic farm produces unpasteurized and unhomogenized whole milk, skim milk and cream – in glass bottles – and yogurt. Find White Orchard milk products at the Blue Hill Coop, Good Tern in Rockland, Natural Living Center in Bangor, Bucksport Bakeshop, and Marsh Stream Coop in Brooks.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Blueberry processing resumes at former Coastal Farms facility
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 8/14/2014.
By Ethan Andrews - Blueberry juice. On Tuesday, telltale beads of the stuff trickled from under a garage door into the parking lot next to the Coastal Farms and Foods building on Route 1. Nearer to the entrance, forklift wheels had smeared the juice into a gray hatch. Across the parking lot, a tower of pristine wooden pallets stood near a tractor trailer with Newfoundland/Labrador plates.
New Local and Regional Food Data Available from USDA Market News
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 8/13/2014.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) recently announced that its free online Market News service will now include reports on local and regional food markets. These reports, which are currently limited to a small number of states with more states expected to be added in the coming year, provide pricing and volume information to help producers tap into a growing $7 billion a year local and regional food market. The reports also allow farmers to develop more comprehensive business plans, thus improving their chances of obtaining financing and insurance products from USDA, local banks, and local businesses.
Soup to Nuts: Going with the local grain
Portland Press Herald - 8/13/2014.
By Meredith Goad - As Maine farmers grow more grains, and millers process them, bakeries are using the local flours to make pastries and breads more nutritious and flavorful.
How GMO crops conquered the United States
Vox - 8/12/2014.
By Brad Plumer - The US Department of Agriculture recently posted new data on how genetically modified crops have taken over American farms in the past decade. It's worth taking a look at some of the highlights.
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September 6 - Seed Saving 101 & The Scattered Seed Project

September 9 - MOFGA Farm Training Project workshop: Seed Saving

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September 27 - Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change

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