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Joy Trueworthy and Brittany Hopkins of Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag.

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Meet Brittany Hopkins (right) and Joy Trueworthy of Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag. This MOFGA certified organic farm grows vegetables, herbs, berries and melons to sell at the Ellsworth Farmers' Market on Saturdays, the Bangor Farmers' Market on Sundays, and at an on-farm stand. "We are proud to have MOFGA independently verify our organic practices," say the farmers. Learn more at www.wiseacresfarm.net and at www.facebook.com/wiseacresfarm.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
How I Got Hooked on Weeds – and Why You Should, Too
Mother Jones - 5/29/2013.
By Tom Philpott - When I moved to a small organic farm in 2004, I quickly got hooked on weeds (note plural). First, there would be salads of chickweed - a grassy-tasting plant that popped up just after the ground thawed in spring.
'Agritourism' Breathes New Life - and Controversy - into Maine Family Farms
Maine Public Broadcasting - 5/29/2013.
By Jennifer Mitchell - It's no secret that family farms in the U.S. continue their struggle for financial survival. But the farms that are left - along with a new crop of start up farms - are finding ways to make an old- fashioned industry pay. One idea is something called "agritourism," which describes a broad range of diversification efforts, such as "pick-your-own" operations and corn maze attractions.
We can't let Monsanto win on genetically modified food
The Guardian [UK] - 5/29/2013.
By Sadhbh Walshe - Last weekend, 2 million people around the world took to the streets to protest genetically modified food, drawing attention to its dangers and the environmental harm caused by its production.
Illegal genetically-engineered wheat has been discovered growing in an Eastern Oregon field, federal investigation underway
The Oregonian - 5/29/2013.
By Eric Mortenson - Illegal genetically-engineered wheat has been discovered growing in an Eastern Oregon field, which may cause severe marketing and export problems for one of the state's biggest crops.
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March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

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