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Arla Casselman and John Grote
of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Arla Casselman and John Grote of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren. Arla and John farm approximately 30 acres of MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries. They offer fresh and frozen blueberries directly from the farm. Blueberries are being pollinated now and will be available in August. Visit their Facebook page to learn more and to place an order. Arla is also a participant in MOFGA's journeyperson program as she works toward expanding their business to include flowers and floral design.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Power, profits for farmers
Kennebec Journal - 1/31/2009.
Farmers and other small business owners trying to reduce energy costs or generate their own power can learn how to fund their projects.
MOFGA cited for deficiencies 2nd year in row
Bangor Daily News - 1/31/2009.
UNITY, Maine — The only organization in Maine authorized to certify organic farming operations in the state has failed federal inspections for the second year in a row. The deficiencies cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture delay recertification of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Certification Services LLC. Despite the news, Russell Libby, executive director of MOFGA, praised USDA’s actions Friday, saying the agency “is finally doing its job and making sure that organic certifiers are up to snuff.”
Lettuce satisfies winter craving for Vitamin C
Bangor Daily News - 1/31/2009.
It is early February with weeks to go before the first seed is sown, yet I have a craving for fresh greens. I need lettuce!
Maine man renews call for Victory Gardens
Bangor Daily News - 1/31/2009.
Roger Doiron of Scarborough has a message for Barack Obama: “Eat the view.” The idea is simple: Replant a Victory Garden at the White House and eat what is produced.
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