When you buy organic butter, you buy a product with three or less ingredients – cream, cultures and salt – but you also buy a food that must comply with 57 specific requirements in order to be sold as “organic.”
Mapleton-based farmer Vaughn Chase and five others who supplied the now-defunct Maine’s Own Organic Milk brand have signed with Wisconsin-based cooperative Organic Valley, which has broader plans to develop organic agriculture in Aroostook County.
Put down that jittery cup of joe and back away slowly. Here are your new go-to p.m. pick-me-ups.
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The average organic dairy farm in Maine has 50-70 cows on pasture and is managed primarily by family labor. Jeff Bragg said he did not intend to become one of the state’s largest organic dairy farms, but it has worked.
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The federal government released new farm data this month in the 2012 Census of Agriculture, which helps illustrate changes in how the nation's food is produced.
It has been one year since a fire destroyed half of Organic Valley's headquarters in La Farge.
Sarah Hardy, who has an organic dairy farm with husband Aaron, entered the profession after a lifetime of loving animals and interest in agriculture.
The life of a farmer doesn't typically garner much attention, but one Boring-area dairy farmer was recently recognized nationally for her trade.