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Growers Twilight Meeting – June 11, 2014

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GROWERS TWILIGHT MEETING

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Fairwinds Farm across from 555 Brown’s Point Road, Bowdoinham, Maine 04008
Tel. 207.522.5064
Cost:  Free
No registration is required.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association will hold a twilight meeting at Fairwinds Farm in Bowdoinham on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Hosts Pete and Cathy Karonis grow 10 acres of strawberries and approximately 40 acres of mixed vegetables in fields along the Kennebec River and have a farm stand and greenhouses in Topsham. They will host a tour of their strawberry, raspberry and vegetable plantings, and describe their growing and marketing.

There will be a discussion of the upcoming season for vegetable and berry growers, and pest management strategies for the season ahead with Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist, David Handley and Vegetable Specialist, Mark Hutton. One pesticide applicator recertification credit will be awarded for attending the meeting.

Fairwinds Farm is located across the road from 555 Brown’s Point Road, Bowdoinham 04008. (Use for GPS reference.) We’ll meet at the strawberry fields. Their phone numbers are 207.522.5064 and 207.522.0246 and their email address is fairwindsfarm08@gmail.com. Signs will be posted. Cost for the meeting is free and no registration is required. For more information, please contact David Handley at 207.933.2100 or david.handley@maine.edu. We hope to see you there!

Directions
From I-295, take Exit 37. Turn east towards Bowdoinham onto Route 125/138 South. Travel 1.4 miles to the stop sign, then turn left onto Route 24 North/River Road. Travel 0.7 mile and turn right onto Brown’s Point Road. Go 2.6 miles (road veers to the right and becomes a dirt road) and the farm is on the left.

Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Pam St. Peter at 207.933.2100 or TDD 1.800.287.8957 to discuss their needs at least 7 days in advance.

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