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Aktan Askin of Lor Farm in Thorndike

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Meet Aktan Askin and Erin McWalters of Lor Farm in Thorndike. Lor Farm, a sheep and goat dairy farm and cheese house, produces halloumi, ricotta, feta and sheep's milk yogurt based on recipes of Anatolian and Mediterranean origin. Aktan and Erin sell from the farm, at the Downtown Bangor Farmers' Market and at the Saturday Orono Farmers' Market. Aktan has been MOFGA's landscape coordinator and was a MOFGA journeyperson and volunteer. He will now be working for Fedco.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Seed collectors toil to preserve genetic diversity
Kennebec Journal - 3/14/2010.
By Mechele Cooper – Sam Birch's favorite heirloom seed is called Jacob's Cattle, which produces mottled white-and-maroon-splotched beans. The retired Cony High School science teacher has saved heirloom seeds for 20 years -- he now grows more than 300 varieties of beans at his home in Whitefield -- and is enthralled with their beauty.
Websites that connect would-be farmers to land are blooming
Grist - 3/12/2010.
By Bonnie Azab Powell – A new website called the Midwest Farm Connection aims to connect new farmers with established farmland owners, and to the resources they need to get a sustainable operation up and running -- from small-business advice to lists of possible funding sources.
Nanotoxicity in regulatory vacuum
Institute for Science in Society - 3/10/2010.
By Dr. Mae-Wan Ho – A vast and rapidly expanding array of engineered nano-products floods the consumer market unregulated as evidence of toxicities accumulate.
Going toque to toque
Portland Press Herald - 3/10/2010.
By Meredith Goad – South Portland: Lindsay Bradeen has decided it's time to "go big or go home." "'Into the Flow' for 500," she says confidently. "There you go, the biggie," replies Chef Geoffrey Boardman, Bradeen's teacher, coach and the culinary version of Alex Trebek. Boardman reads the "Jeopardy"-style question Bradeen has chosen from the board: "From top to bottom, what order should duck, ground beef, salmon and strawberries be stored?" Ding! Bradeen's team hits the bell by the time the word "salmon" comes out of the coach's mouth.
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