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Online ticket sales for the 2014 Common Ground Country Fair are CLOSED.

Ticket prices at the gates are increasing to help support improved services and higher operation costs. You may still buy Advance Tickets at any of the OUTLETS LISTED HERE up until Fair time.

Our Store is now closed except for memberships, donations and registrations for events and workshops so that we may focus on getting our new inventory ready for the Country Store on the fairgrounds. 2014 Fair T-shirts, tote bags, aprons and more will be available online by October 1.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Three new award-winning vegetable varieties
Bangor Daily News - 11/13/2010.
By Reeser Manley – Tuesday evening, as I sat in the solitude of my Eastport home-away-from-home staring at a blank screen, racking a brain already frazzled from a day in the classroom, I received an e-mail from All-America Selections, or AAS, announcing early award winners for 2011. The message provided the needed fodder for this column as it brought back vivid memories of a past life.
6-plus tons of vegetables, beef, chickens not bad for 2-acre farm
Kennebec Journal - 11/12/2010.
By Denis Thoet – For reasons both outside and within our control, this year’s growing season is pretty much at an end. Hooray! I couldn’t imagine living in Florida or Southern California where growing can progress virtually year round. We’ve had a bunch of frosts already – enough to kill everything except the Brussels sprouts and remaining kale – and enough rain over the last week to drown anything else.
Unity area gardeners donate 7 tons of food
Bangor Daily News - 11/12/2010.
By Abigail Curtis – Unity: Area gardeners and farmers know that it was a great growing season in Maine – but producing 15,088 pounds of produce on about an acre and donating it to area food pantries and to other hungry people? That’s really something to celebrate.
What the FDA doesn’t want you to know about GE salmon
Grist - 11/12/2010.
By Tom Laskawy – One of the arguments against expanding the FDA's powers over food safety is that the agency has repeatedly shown an unwillingness to enforce existing laws and to regulate aggressively in the face of corporate lobbying.
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