|New initiative designed to help connect farmers, consumers|
Bangor Daily News - 10/13/2011.By Abigail Curtis – Belfast: When several Belfast City Hall employees joined a community-supported agriculture program this summer, they ultimately cooked up much more than just the fresh vegetables from Bahner Farm in nearby Belmont.
|What’s in a name, anyway?|
Kennebec Journal - 10/13/2011.By Denis Thoet – It's an article of faith at the farm that organically raised food tastes better, and is better for us than food grown by "conventional" agriculture with its chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified crops. A 30-year study by the Rodale Institute confirms that organic farming has other substantial benefits.
|Fledgling farms ripen at Six River|
Portland Press Herald - 10/12/2011.By Brooke Dojny – I recently spent a couple of days touring several midcoast farms and markets with a group led by John Piotti, director of Maine Farmland Trust. MFT is a statewide nonprofit with the mission of protecting Maine's farmland and keeping farms working. The Trust, which has helped preserve more than 22,000 farm acres since its founding in 1999 and hopes to save 100,000 acres by 2014, uses a series of creative models designed to achieve its goal.