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Common Ground
Country Fair

September 23, 24 & 25, 2016

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Vendors open until 6:00 on Friday and Saturday, 5:00 on Sunday.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Is Congress Finally Ready to Rein In Powerful Food Monopolies?
Mother Jones - 7/7/2016.
By Tom Philpott - Last week, cookie-and-candy giant Mondelez International tried to buy US chocolate titan Hershey. Hershey's board formally rejected the $23 billion buyout offer, but negotiations are ongoing and a deal could still happen. The potential tie-up between the maker of Oreos and the creator of the Kiss and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups drew little coverage outside of the business press, mostly because such mega-mergers among food and beverage companies have become commonplace.
Goat Farming
Maine Public Broadcasting - 7/6/2016.
By Jennifer Rooks - Not only have cute little Maine goats become an Internet sensation, goat farming is on the rise in Maine, whether for fiber, dairy and cheese, or for meat.
How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change
EcoWatch - 7/6/2016.
By Dr. David Suzuki - One promising development is the renewed interest in a soil-building method from the distant past called "dark earth" or "terra preta," which involves mixing biochar with organic materials to create humus-rich soil that stores large amounts of carbon.
Maine’s Young Farmers
WGAN Radio - 7/6/2016.
Olivia interviews Nancy Berkowitz, Garden Manager at the Good Life Center, and discusses Scott and Helen Nearing’s legacy. She then visits Michael and Emmy at The Farm in Saco and Frith Farm in Scarborough before speaking with Dan MacPhee of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assoc.
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