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New Farmers Find Their Footing

Author and New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman writes about the resurgence in sustainable farming, even in New England.

There’s only a quarter as much land in farming in Maine as there was 100 years ago, but that’s changing. There are more farms today (up around 50 percent since 1992), more acres in farms and more money generated by farming than there were 20 years ago.

Part of that growth has been spurred by people like Eliot Coleman, who has practiced intensive organic gardening since 1968 at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine.

In some circles he’s a hero for his innovative approaches to fertilizing, greenhouses, tool-making, teaching and more. He’s probably inspired as many farmers as anyone in the Northeast, and his books, especially “The Winter Harvest Handbook,” have taught the art of season-extension to thousands of gardeners, including me. (His place isn’t called Four Season Farm for nothing, and, remember, this isn’t San Diego.)

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