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Blueberry Blues

August 2018 – By Joyce Kryszak, Down East – It’s tradition in Washington County to wave to other motorists as they pass by, and Down Easters say there’s a different wave for every town. Ed Hennessey, of Whitneyville, raises his broad palm sideways to greet folks as we make our way past miles of wild blueberry barrens in his gray GMC pick-up on an equally gray morning. Soon, we see a truck carrying Hennessey’s son, Mike, who extends the same open-palm wave.

Barn Swallows

August 2018 – By Willy Blackmore, Down East – By Some of Maine’s liveliest spots for dinner and drinks these days are down on the farm — and for some Maine farmers, the gastronomic “barn social” is a key part of a new agrarian model.

New England Organic Egg Farmer Takes On FDA Over What Is ‘Healthy’

July 27, 2018 – By Chris McKinnon, CBS Boston – When it comes to healthy eating, many nutritionists will tell you that eggs have gotten a bad rap due to high levels of fat and cholesterol. But “eggs are a fabulous, nutrient-dense food,” says Boston University Nutritionist Joan Salge-Blake.

Market condition threatens local dairy farmers

July 27, 2018 – WAGM – Markets are based on supply and demand, but when your product is produced daily, it can affect prices. Vaughn Chase, owner of Chase's Organic Dairy Farm in Mapleton, says for over two years now farmers have dealt with a huge surplus of milk.

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