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Arla Casselman and John Grote
of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Arla Casselman and John Grote of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren. Arla and John farm approximately 30 acres of MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries. They offer fresh and frozen blueberries directly from the farm. Blueberries are being pollinated now and will be available in August. Visit their Facebook page to learn more and to place an order. Arla is also a participant in MOFGA's journeyperson program as she works toward expanding their business to include flowers and floral design.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
The year in food and farming
Grist - 12/27/2012.
By Twilight Greenaway – It’s been quite a year for food and farming coverage here at Grist. Below is a wrap-up of some of the biggest stories of the year.
A worthy resolution for 2013: Love thy mother
Portland Press Herald - 12/26/2012.
By Avery Yale Kamila – In this season of gift giving and resolution making, it's worthwhile to pause and remember our Mother. Our Mother Earth, that is. While the modern world does its best to distance us from the place we call home, there's no denying that our health is inextricably tied to the Earth's well-being.
Four Steps to Less Wasteful Communities
Yes! - 12/26/2012.
By Fran Korten – I’ve long had suspicions that the recycling I put out in my driveway doesn’t really get recycled. My doubts went up when my town went to “single stream” recycling. Now we toss paper, plastic, cans, and bottles all into one big bin. Can they really sort that stuff out?
What’s Damaging Marshes on U.S. Coast and Why It Matters
Yale Environment 360 - 12/26/2012.
By Kevin Dennehy – Stop or limit lawn fertilization (solves 10% of the problem) and get nitrogen out of human waste to rebuild coastal marshes and reap the benefits of their ecosystem services and beauty.
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