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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
Younity more than winery to owners
Kennebec Journal - 11/28/2011.
By Beth Staples – Unity: When life gives people lemons, some make lemonade. When life gives Clem Blakney sour grapes, or Prairie Star, Niagara, La Crosse, Mars or Reliance grapes, he makes wine.
French court cancels ban on Monsanto GMO maize
Reuters - 11/28/2011.
France's highest court on Monday overturned a ban on the growth and use in France of a genetically modified (GM) maize developed by U.S. biotech company Monsanto, saying the farm ministry lacked the authority to impose the measure.
How a “Turkey Asteroid” represents the consolidation of food in the U.S.
Treehugger - 11/28/2011.
By Rachel Cernansky – Consolidation of the food industry is not exactly a breaking new trend, but it is an important one with significant (negative) implications for public health, the power of the individual consumer, and the safety of the nation's food supply.
Maine land trust effort still strong
Kennebec Journal - 11/26/2011.
By Mechele Cooper – All 99 Maine land trusts took part in a nationwide census that found 10 million new acres of land has been conserved since 2005, despite a down economy. The 2010 Land Trust Alliance Census said endowments to ensure that land remains protected at local and state levels more than doubled, and operating endowments – an indicator of the staying power of these organizations – almost tripled.
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