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Pollinator Resources

The Almost-Last Garden Hurrah of the Season

September 3, 2020

We're down to about 13 hours of daylight. Beans and greens, blueberries and raspberries pack the freezer. The garden bursts with late-summer abundance – for us human consumers and for lots of other beings. Hummingbirds lick the nectar from scarlet runner bean flowers before the birds' long flight south later this month, while bumblebees and honeybees gather pollen from sunflowers that support the runner beans. It's a jungle out there – one to appreciate as the equinox approaches; one to evaluate for next year's even better garden. Enjoy!

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An increased appetite for local food keeps farm stores bustling

July 12, 2020 – By Emma Sorkin, Portland Press Herald – The gravel lot outside Frinklepod Farm in Arundel was full before the store even opened on a recent Saturday morning. Customers pulled on masks before heading inside to choose from the selection of organic produce, locally baked treats, specialty vegan foods and several intricately arranged bouquets of flowers.

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