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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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 - 9/29/2015.
2014 was another record year for the US organic industry, as it grew 11.3% with sales of $39.1 billion, according to Organic Trade Association's (OTA) 2015 Organic Industry Survey.
Is the Organic Label Worth Saving?
The Cornucopia Institute - 9/29/2015.
By Mark Kastel - We are getting more correspondence from our farmer-members, and consumers, asking whether it’s time to give up the fight to save the integrity of the organic label from corporate plunderers and their all-too-accommodating federal regulators. Many suggest that it's time to create an alternative label and/or an alternative certification system.
3 Journalists Who Are Disturbingly Cozy with the Agrichemical Industry
Alternet - 9/29/2015.
By Gary Ruskin - An investigation of Big Ag firms using the Freedom of Information Act to access state public records has implicated three reporters.
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