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New beverage launches August 2016 - BeverageDaily.com
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Our monthly round-up takes a look at some of the new products reaching aisles across the globe.

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Wisfarmer

Blueberry farm gets organic stamp
Wisfarmer
Those blueberries and that farm just south of Merrill became certified organic in early July. ... Jeff Utech, owner of Utech Rainbow Farms located at 3880 Rainbow Dr. in Merrill, discusses his all-organic methods of growing blueberries Monday, July 18 ...


Wisfarmer

134-year-old farm trades cows for sunflowers
Wisfarmer
Yet that's where to find Dale and Pam Johnson, fifth generation Shawano County farmers and producers of certified organic Century Sun Oil. Dale Johnson's family has ... It was a dairy farm until 1997 when Johnson decided to get ahead of the curve and ...


Press Herald

Abbie Sewall cultivates a passion for elderberry on her Freeport farm
Press Herald
... on Maine characters co-authored with Bill Pohl. But after she retired from a job teaching photography at North Yarmouth Academy, she jumped into a new career in agriculture, starting Bailey Farm, a certified organic elderberry and Aronia farm in ...


Press Herald

Fedco bulbs grown locally benefit Maine farmers and buyers
Press Herald
Reynolds has recently started selling a variety of double daffodil that does well in Maine to Fedco. The bulbs do not have to be inspected or certified before they can be sold to Fedco, Reynolds said. But the fact that Green Garden Farm is certified ...


Is Your Toothpaste Toxic? - EcoWatch
EcoWatch
Popular toothpastes, even many marketed as "natural," contain harmful ingredients including endocrine disruptors, inflammatory agents and carcinogens, ...

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Freepress Online

Tickets on Sale for Common Ground Fair
Freepress Online
This year's Common Ground Country Fair, the signature event of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), will take place Friday through Sunday, September 23 to 25, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity.


Foster's Daily Democrat

Maine Farm Trust planning Tour de Farms on Sept. 10
Foster's Daily Democrat
Participating farms include Goranson's, a certified organic farm; Maine Medicinals, a certified organic processor of standardized nutraceuticals; Uncas Farm and Sheepscot General Store; Hamilton Farm and Barred Owl Creamery; and Wandering Root Farm, ...


The Lincoln County News (subscription)

Newcastle Farmers Aim to Purchase Route 1 Property
The Lincoln County News (subscription)
Morning Dew Farm is a certified-organic vegetable farm run by the husband-and-wife team. In addition to ... Once Maine Farmland Trust sells the property, a final easement will be put in place, ensuring that the land will forever remain farmland, Hatch ...


Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)

Common Ground tickets on sale
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)
Tickets for the 2016 Common Ground Country Fair — the signature event of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association —are on sale at retail outlets throughout Maine and online through brownpapertickets.com. Fairgoers enjoy significant savings ...

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Bangor Daily News

Thinking like a desert farmer helps Maine grower cope with drought
Bangor Daily News
According to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, effects are showing. “Vegetable folks are ... Their losses will be mainly in lost revenue due to decreased sales,” said Dave Colson, MOFGA's director of agricultural services. At ...

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Get your axe in gear at MOFGA meetup
Press Herald
“Latch onto tools from the past and the present that will help us shape our future.” So says a press release from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association promoting next week's Maine Axe and Saw Meetup in Unity. The event celebrates Maine's ...


Maine Axe and Saw Meetup scheduled for Aug. 20-21 in Unity
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
20-21, at the Maine Axe and Saw Meetup. This gathering is sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and will take place at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. It will provide ample opportunities to work with and ...


Bangor Daily News

MOFGA's annual celebration of homesteading to teach, delight this weekend
Bangor Daily News
On June 11 at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association at at 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity, Farm and Homestead Day will return to offer hands-on workshops for those interested in learning about farming and homesteading skills. “Farm and ...

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MOFGA achieves $3M fundraising goal
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
UNITY — The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association recently announced it has completed its campaign to raise $3 million to support its educational programs through an endowed fund. It is the largest fundraising effort in the organization's ...

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MOFGA events planned for Maine Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will offer presentations and discussion groups covering a range of sustainable agriculture subjects on MOFGA Day, Tuesday, Jan. 12, during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic ...

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