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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
16 tons for hungry
Foster’s Daily Democrat - 12/29/2013.
York County’s Maine Harvest for Hunger Program gathered 48,641 pounds (more than 16 tons) of fresh produce from York County farms, orchards, community gardens and home gardens in 2013, which was distributed to 45 hunger relief agencies.
Outcome of trades talks splits state
Maine Sunday Telegram - 12/29/2013.
By Kevin Miller - Maine companies that sell more than $600 million worth of products to Pacific nations are awaiting the outcome of secret talks on a new international trade agreement that could affect jobs as varied as fabricating computer chips and processing lobster.
Whole Foods and the Organic Movement: Bigger Than You Think
The Motley Fool - 12/29/2013.
By Brian Stoffel - This past month, Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM) co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb went on CNBC's Mad Money and made a surprising announcement: Instead of stopping at 1,000 stores, Whole Foods now sees itself growing to 1,200 locations nationwide.
GM food: Blight or bonanza?
Shanghai Daily - 12/28/2013.
By Tan Weiyun - The GM debate has recently heated up in China though GM crops are grown safely on 170 million hectares worldwide. China itself is a big importer of GM corn and soybeans. Tan Weiyun talks to people on both sides.
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