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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
Organic Diet Reduced Children’s Exposure to Pesticides
Environmental Working Group - 10/1/2015.
By Victoria Chang - New research in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that an organic diet significantly lowered concentrations of certain pesticides in two groups of California children.
Human reproduction, health broadly damaged by toxic chemicals: report
Reuters - 10/1/2015.
By Carey Gillam - Exposure to toxic chemicals in food, water and air is linked to millions of deaths, and costs billions of dollars every year, according to a report published Thursday by an international organization of medical professionals.
MOFGA reports record-breaking attendance at 2015 Common Ground Fair
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 10/1/2015.
By Lynda Clancy - Say you "went to the fair" over the weekend, and chances are, anyone in Maine will have known you meant the Common Ground Fair, one of the state's most popular agricultural and gardening gathering of the year.
Kelsey Lends a Hand: Potato Farming
WCSH6.com - 10/1/2015.
By Kelsey Fabian - When you think of Northern Maine one of the first things that comes to mind is potatoes. Aroostook County has some of the best potato growing conditions in the country, if not the world. Potato farming is a way of life for most of those that live in The County and I wanted see what that life was all about. [At MOFGA-certified organic Wood Prairie Farm]
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