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Ivelisse Rivera of Darthia Farm in Gouldsboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Ivelisse Rivera, farm manager at MOFGA certified organic Darthia Farm in Gouldsboro. Darthia Farm is owned by Cynthia and Bill Thayer, who, with their family, hired help and MOFGA apprentices, raise produce, herbs and livestock and sell their produce, fiber products, and jams, jellies and other goods from their commercial kitchen at their farm store, at farmers' markets, through their CSA and through their catalog.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Farmers, consumers benefiting by CSAs
Keep Me Current - 5/6/2015.
By Kayla J. Collins - Since her early gardening days in Down East Maine, Scarborough resident Heather Jamieson has sought out local and fresh produce as part of her regular grocery shopping routine.
Young Dairy
Maine Farmland Trust - 5/6/2015.
Maine Farmland Trust recently closed a purchased easement protecting 280 acres on a farm on the South Monmouth Road. The funds from the easement allowed the property to transition to young farmers Andy Smith and Caitlin Frame, who run The Milkhouse creamery. [The Milkhouse is a MOFGA certified organic farm.]
Syngenta deal would bulk up Monsanto in crop chemicals
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/5/2015.
By David Nicklaus - After spending a couple of decades diversifying away from crop chemicals, Monsanto may be about to expand that business in a big way.
Popular Pesticide Hurts Wild Bees in Major Field Study
The Cornucopia Institute - 5/5/2015.
By Seth Borenstein, Phys.org - A common type of pesticide [neonicotinoid insecticides] is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.
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June 3 - Farm Training Project Workshop – So You Wanna Work with Steel?

June 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Pest Control

June 10 - Pasture and Forage Management Workshop

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June 16 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

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