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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
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.
Ancient herbal recipe helps ease chemo effects
Portland Press Herald - 8/19/2010.
Hartford, Conn: Yale researchers have developed a medication based on a Chinese herbal recipe more than 1,800 years old to counteract the adverse effects of chemotherapy.
Maine considers ban of widely used chemical for bottles
Bangor Daily News - 8/19/2010.
AP – Augusta: Maine environmental regulators are considering a proposal to ban the chemical bisphenol-A from baby bottles, sippy cups, water bottles and other reusable food and beverage containers.
Vegetable prescription
Bangor Daily News - 8/19/2010.
Cartoon – Take two apples and call me in the morning …
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