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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
Switching to organic systems builds soil carbon
Soil Association UK - 11/25/2009.
New research from the Soil Association reveals that if all UK farmland was converted to organic farming, at least 3.2 million tonnes of carbon would be taken up by the soil each year – the equivalent of taking nearly 1 million cars off the road.
Getting to the Bottom of Plastic Bottle Risks
BusinessWeek - 11/25/2009.
Retailers are demanding vigilance against worrisome chemicals in containers, food, and other goods
Grace your holiday table with pumpkin seed croquettes
Portland Press Herald - 11/25/2009.
By Avery Yale Kamila – Holiday tables groan under the weight of tasty vegetable sides, but no vegetarian wants to subsist on roasted Brussels sprouts alone. When we plant-eaters sit down to a festive feast, we may skip over the turkey and ham, but that doesn't mean we don't crave our own entree. These days, it's easy to pop into the grocery store and pick up a faux turkey product and plop it onto the table. Yet these processed vegetarian mystery meats leave a lot to be desired. Instead, I take to my kitchen and cook up vegan offerings that complement the flavors of the season.
Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and maple syrup
Boston Globe - 11/25/2009.
A little sweetness brings out the best in roasted Brussels sprouts. Cook them with bacon and maple syrup until the sprouts are tender and the bacon has rendered its fat and turns crisp and golden. It’s true, everything’s better with bacon.
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