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Amy Warner (left) and Toby Stockford of Old Narrow Gauge Farm in Alna.

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Meet Amy Warner and Toby Stockford of Old Narrow Gauge Farm in Alna. Amy and Toby raise and breed heritage Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs for registered breed stock and pork and are members of The Livestock Conservancy. They also offer eggs from their mixed flock of free range hens. You can find their products at Bath summer and winter farmers' markets, Boothbay farmers' market, local restaurants and the Alna Store. They also offer some CSA options in conjunction with other Alna farms. "We are happy to raise livestock in a manner that benefits the health and well-being of the animals," say the Stockfords, "especially the focus on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony that organic farming intends. We feel that comes though in our quality breed stock and in the flavor and caliber of our heritage pork and eggs." Find Old Narrow Gauge Farm at oldnarrowgaugefarm.com and on Facebook and Instagram.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
USDA releases new nutritional guidelines for school meals
Grist - 1/17/2011.
By Ed Bruske – Do all children deserve the chance to eat real food at school? Or is processed junk food good enough for those whose parents can’t afford to pack their lunch? That’s the central question in the school-food debate.
Organic milk is better for you, say scientists
The Independent - 1/15/2011.
By Martin Hickman – Britain's beleaguered organic sector receives a boost today with a study that suggests organic milk is healthier than the ordinary variety. The European Union-funded study analysed 22 brands sold in supermarkets and found that organic milk had lower levels of harmful saturated fats and more beneficial fatty acids than conventional milk.
Organic farming in Maine
WAGM-TV8 - 1/14/2011.
Organic farming has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. Randi Nissenbaum spoke with a local organic farmer about what makes a product organic and why he believes that organic farming is catching on in Maine.
Want to feed the world? Technology isn’t a silver bullet
The Atlantic - 1/14/2011.
By Samuel Fromartz – Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to Zambia for a project for Worldwatch. "State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet," released Wednesday, focuses on many projects that were highly effective in both feeding people and raising incomes in Africa.
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