|Fishbowl Farm plans to end farmers market sales, focus on wholesale|
Portland Press Herald - 9/24/2012. By Avery Yale Kamila – After this season, Fishbowl Farm intends to end its retail market business. Since 2004, the Bowdoinham farm has been a popular vendor at the Portland and Brunswick farmers markets. It also operates a CSA subscription program. Once these summer markets close up shop around Thanksgiving, Fishbowl Farm intends to change its business model and focus on wholesale accounts for salad greens.
|50 years after Silent Spring|
Casaubon’s Book - 9/24/2012. By Sharon Astyk – The single possible exception to the overstatement of the importance of popular books might be the claim that Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” began the environmental movement. Carson’s book hit the stores like a bomb. Most people simply had never thought about this. If a nascent environmental movement existed (it did) it all of a sudden went mainstream.
|Looking for growth in Maine’s agricultural economy|
Bangor Daily News - 9/24/2012. By Stephanie Welcomer – Maine’s agricultural sector has played a prominent role in the state’s economy, culture and environment for more than a century. Of Maine’s approximately 20 million acres, about 1.35 million are devoted to some aspect of farming.
|Common Ground fair attracts thousands to Unity|
Bangor Daily News - 9/24/2012. Unity: Thousands of people turned out over the weekend to take in the 36th annual Common Ground Country Fair, enjoying the three-day event that celebrates rural life in Maine.