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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Goat design chosen to represent Common Ground Country Fair
Bangor Daily News - 9/24/2015.
By Kathleen Pierce - A praying mantis on a pumpkin patch. A rooster letting it rip. A team of draft bulls dressed to impress. Each year a new design is chosen to represent the Common Ground Country Fair. And like a concert T-shirt, the original artwork is a coveted keepsake emblazoned on posters, shirts and even onesies. They sell out fast.
Wilton earthworm farm ‘innovative’ and growing
Daily Bulldog - 9/24/2015.
By Bobbie Hanstein - While a shortage of earthworm castings across the country had people clamoring for the soil enriching product this summer, a local business decided to seize the opportunity and commercially raise their own.
Crop insurance webinar now available for veterans taking up farming
Kennebec Journal - 9/24/2015.
Program aims to educate farmers about crop protection options and provide risk assessment and business management skills to help improve farm profitability and reduce risk.
There's arsenic in our rice – and here's an easy way to get it out
Quartz - 9/23/2015.
Rice is delicious, inexpensive, naturally gluten-free… and, as a 2012 Consumer Reports investigation uncovered to the dismay of many, full of arsenic.
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