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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
Why Are We Being Fed By A Poison Expert?
The Cornucopia Institute - 9/17/2015.
YouTube Video by The Undercurrent - Is the ‘old’ Monsanto, the one responsible for producing Agent Orange, PCB’s and DDT and a terrible record at covering up and denying the tragedies that have resulted from their use, the same as the ‘new’ Monsanto, the one at the forefront of research in plant gene technology? We argue their scientific and ethical track record is entirely relevant to what they do today.
Companies step up for cage-free eggs
The Hill - 9/17/2015.
By Michael Markarian - The vast majority of egg-laying hens in the U.S. are crammed into tiny, barren battery cages so small and cramped that the animals can’t even fully spread their wings. Animal welfare advocates and egg industry groups have been battling for years over the use of these cages, but in 2011, they set aside their differences and identified a solution for housing 300 million laying hens that balances animal welfare and the economic realities of the industry.
Maine Sees Jump in Number of Organic Farms
Maine Public Broadcasting - 9/17/2015.
By Tom Porter - The number of organic farms in Maine has increased by 36 percent over the last seven years, according to new data from the USDA.
MOFGA’s 39th Annual Common Ground Country Fair
The Free Press - 9/17/2015.
On Friday through Sunday, September 25, 26 and 27, the Common Ground Country Fair will again take place at the home of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) in Unity. Some 60,000 people take part in the annual fair, which celebrates rural and sustainable living in Maine. There are no midway carnivals, fast food or games of chance, but there is plenty of fun and entertainment in an educational context. The fair’s activities are spread out over 40+ acres of well-tended land adorned by beautiful perennial gardens, walkways and orchards.
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