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Tristan (right) and Jon Noyes of MOFGA certified organic
Gromaine LLC.

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Tristan (right) and Jon Noyes of Gromaine LLC, a MOFGA certified organic farm in Caribou that provides more than 50 varieties of lettuce and leafy greens to select Maine restaurants, specialty grocers and directly to consumers – including at the Common Ground Country Fair. These brothers descend from six generations of Maine farmers. Jon grows the crops in Aroostook County, and Tristan, based in Cumberland County, does the marketing.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Et cetera: Common Ground Country Fair
Portland Press Herald - 9/23/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – This weekend, close to 60,000 farmers, homesteaders, progressives, hipsters and hippies will converge on the small town of Unity for the 34th annual Common Ground Country Fair. Billed as a three-day celebration of rural living, the fair lacks the honky-tonk of carnival rides and midway games and instead emphasizes organic farming, environmental sustainability, traditional skills and Maine folkways, with a hefty dose of music, exhibits, speakers, demonstrations and vendors.
Using plants, not pills, to stay healthy
Portland Press Herald - 9/23/2010.
By Emma Bouthillette – Elizabeth Peoples owns Mainely Herbs at Dream Tide Farm in Scarborough. “The main focus is on plants that heal,” she said. "We are an organic certified medicinal herb farm. We do sell culinary as well, but the main focus is on plants that heal. Both grown and wild crafted."
‘Any Day Now!’ dawns for Rosemont Market’s move
Portland Press Herald - 9/23/2010.
By Meredith Goad – The handmade signs in the windows at the new Rosemont Market and Bakery have been promising "Any Day Now!" That day finally came Wednesday, when the market's employees began moving the store from 559 Brighton Ave. across the street to a much larger space at 580 Brighton, the former Rosemont Pharmacy building.
DeCoster ‘horrified’ that eggs were tainted
Bangor Daily News - 9/23/2010.
By Mary Clare Jalonick – The owner of one of two Iowa egg farms linked to as many as 1,600 salmonella illnesses declined to testify at a congressional hearing Wednesday, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
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October 5 - Herb Blending Day

October 11 to 13 - MOFGA's Nose To Tail Pork Processing Workshop

October 14 - Mainstreaming Local Food To Institutions

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

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