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2017 Poster for the Common Ground Country Fair

2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster!

The 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster was unveiled during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show in January. The poster features three Columbian Wyandotte chickens roosting. This uncommon variety is well suited to Maine's climate and is raised for both meat and egg production. Local artist Dwight Gagnon of Benton created the design, which is a delightful and fitting image for the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 22, 23 and 24.
The poster is now available online through our MOFGA Store.

Three Columbian Wyandotte chickens appear on the poster for the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Panel to forward pesticide recommendations
Bangor Daily News - 5/13/2009.
By Kevin Miller – A legislative committee has failed to reach consensus over the hot-button issue of aerial spraying of pesticides and, instead, will send at least three recommendations on a bill to the full Legislature.
She’s firmly planted
Bangor Daily News - 5/13/2009.
By Emily Burnham – When Bangor resident Mary Lake decided to become a vegetarian in high school, it was more because she empathized with the plight of animals, and less because she didn’t want to consume unhealthful processed foods. “Originally, it was for the animal welfare issue. I had all the animal liberation T-shirts. It wasn’t really about personal health. The blue Slush Puppies were vegetarian, so that was fine,” said Lake, who works as a reading teacher for the Asa C. Adams Elementary School in Orono.
Life is good at Sparrow Farm
Village Soup - 5/12/2009.
Every week throughout the winter, fresh greens are picked for market. Here, Jim Letteney, left, and Ted Sparrow display a sample of fresh produce. Letteney is a neighbor and full-time employee at the farm.
An idea to solve snag in food stamp use by local farmers markets
Kennebec Journal - 5/12/2009.
By Sue Gawler – The newspaper's coverage of farmers' markets and food stamps highlights an opportunity for a model partnership between markets, state government and telecommunications companies.
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