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Cathy Reynolds, interviewed by Anu Dudley


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains interviews with people associated with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Themes include the process of beginning to farm organically, the early development of MOFGA and its growth; the Common Ground Fair and its expansion; marketing organic food; farming strategies; raising livestock; and MOFGA’s interactions with conventional farmers and the wider community.


  • Creation: 2000-2004


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From the Collection: 52 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


3062 Cathy Reynolds, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 21, 2002, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Reynolds talks about growing up in the Gorham and Orono, Maine areas, and New Jersey after being born in Morocco, Africa (her father was stationed there in Navy); moving to Bowdoinham once she got married; getting involved in farming and raising animals, esp. sheep; people's misconceptions about animals, esp. farm animals; how she became involved in MOFGA by attending one of the fairs; her responsibilities as the Livestock Coordinator; how the Steering Committee and coordinators prepare for the yearly fair; insurance problems both the fair and those wishing to participate face; problems faced with coordinating and running the fair; livestock shows and people who demonstrate them at the fair; rare breeds she hopes to bring to the fair in the future and other long-term goals. Text: 18 pp. transcript. Recording: C 2106 50 minutes. mfc_na3062_c2106_01, mfc_na3062_c2106_02.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States