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Tess Faller (left) and Anna Davis of Beech Hill Farm

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet farm manager Tess Faller and assistant manager Anna Davis of Beech Hill Farm on Mt. Desert, which produces 5 acres of MOFGA certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers and 1 acre of heirloom apples. The farm is owned by College of the Atlantic. Faller and Davis, with the help of COA students, provide organic produce to the MDI community. Previously the farm was owned by Barbarina and Aaron Heyerdahl, who donated it to COA in the late 1990s. Beech Hill Farm markets to COA's food service, A&B Naturals, Sawyers Market, Pine Tree Market, from the farm stand and through its summer and fall CSA programs. For more information, see www.coa.edu/beech-hill-farm-microsite.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Real ‘comfort food’ comes from local farms
Maine Sunday Telegram - 10/18/2009.
By Pat Theriault – Waterville: I have always associated the term comfort food with food prepared at home: creamy mashed potatoes and a savory pot roast, baked macaroni and cheese, a warm slice of apple pie. But this summer I have developed a new definition: comfort food is food that is grown close to home.
Is anyone in charge of food safety?
Grist - 10/16/2009.
By Tom Laskawy – The fact that there remains no one in charge of food safety at the USDA has become a sick sort of joke among food policy types. It’s true that there is a second in command, Jerold Mande—but he’s a cancer doctor with no food safety background and, at best, a caretaker. He has no authority to make policy or initiate reform.
Seafood! LIamas! Compost! Sampling Local Flavor at the Common Ground Country Fair
Organic Nation TV - 10/16/2009.
On our trip through Maine, one of our most exciting destinations was the Common Ground Country Fair, a super eco-friendly event which is run by the Maine Organic Farmers Association (MOFGA), THE oldest organic organization in the country! It was a great place to check out the area's local food, crafts and some delicious fried seafood …
'Sea Change' On Inerts Disclosure
Inside EPA - 10/15/2009.
EPA has sent for White House review a pre-rule notice for its planned rulemaking to increase public disclosure of inert ingredients in pesticides in an effort “to effect a sea change” in how the information is made public.
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