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Amy Warner (left) and Toby Stockford of Old Narrow Gauge Farm in Alna.

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Meet Amy Warner and Toby Stockford of Old Narrow Gauge Farm in Alna. Amy and Toby raise and breed heritage Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs for registered breed stock and pork and are members of The Livestock Conservancy. They also offer eggs from their mixed flock of free range hens. You can find their products at Bath summer and winter farmers' markets, Boothbay farmers' market, local restaurants and the Alna Store. They also offer some CSA options in conjunction with other Alna farms. "We are happy to raise livestock in a manner that benefits the health and well-being of the animals," say the Stockfords, "especially the focus on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony that organic farming intends. We feel that comes though in our quality breed stock and in the flavor and caliber of our heritage pork and eggs." Find Old Narrow Gauge Farm at oldnarrowgaugefarm.com and on Facebook and Instagram.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
GM watch: extensive GM contamination of honey
Organic Consumers - 1/16/2009.
A German magazine has had honey tested and found extensive GM contamination.
Agriculture sustainability metrics need work: can you help?
Treehugger - 1/16/2009.
The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is an unlikely gaggle of industry giants, nonprofit organizations, and conservation groups that are working to build a set of metrics in order to guide agriculture into a sustainable future.
The Real Story on BPA
Fast Company - 1/16/2009.
How a handful of consultants used Big Tobacco's tactics to sow doubt about science and hold off regulation of BPA, a chemical in hundreds of products that could be harming an entire generation.
Organic Growers Meetings
MOFGA Announcements - 1/15/2009.
Join the MOFGA Agricultural Services Staff & MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) Staff for a half-day meeting of Certified Organic Growers. Two sessions offered. January 27 in Unity and February 3 in Freeport.
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