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Sean Hagan of Left Field Farm in Bowdoinham


Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Sean Hagan of Left Field Farm in Bowdoinham. This MOFGA certified organic farm sells vegetables, herbs, flowers and strawberries through its CSA, at the South Portland Farmers’ Market, and to local restaurants and stores, including, in Brunswick, at Local, Morning Glory, Tao-Yuan and Wild Oats; and in South Portland, at Scratch Baking Co. and Enio’s. “We farm with the philosophy that good quality produce starts with healthy soil, striving to farm in a manner that maintains and even improves soil health for the future,” says Sean. Website.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
No free lunch, and no free milk
Portland Press Herald - 8/21/2010.
By Tux Turkel – Got milk? Got free milk? Not anymore. Not in Maine. The state has asked Shaw's Supermarkets to end a new milk giveaway promotion, saying it violates Maine law.
Rx for healthy eating
Bangor Daily News - 8/20/2010.
Editorial – It may sound like overreach, but a program that includes a prescription to eat fresh fruits and vegetables is a novel way to combat a troubling national trend. Wholesome Wave, a Connecticut-based nonprofit group, has teamed up with two hospitals in Maine to provide prescriptions and vouchers to low-income families. The vouchers, worth $1 a day, can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Regulators hear testimony supporting bisphenol-A ban
Bangor Daily News - 8/20/2010.
AP – Augusta: A proposal to ban the chemical bisphenol-A from baby bottles, sippy cups, water bottles and other reusable food and beverage containers is getting a show of support from parents, scientists, doctors and nurses.
Dry season tough on some Maine farmers’ hay crop
Bangor Daily News - 8/20/2010.
By Dylan Riley – Bangor: Spots of summer drought in some areas of Maine are diminishing the yields of crops for some farmers this August. The summer season hasn’t been bad this year compared to last year’s almost endless rainfall, but the heat has left areas west of Skowhegan and in central Maine with very little precipitation. The dry heat has left shallow-rooted crops such as hay with plenty of quality but not as much quantity as June or July crop yields.
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