Tom Roberts, interviewed by James Moreira, September 24, 2000, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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September 24 2000 (Date created)

Roberts talks about moving to Maine; reasons they would have preferred Vermont; back-to-the-land movement; move to organic farming; early years of MOFGA; building a stone house inspired by the Nearings; farm life as a hippie commune; marketing and buying natural and organic food in Boston; organizing cooperative marketing with other Maine farmers; marketing strategies; challenges of producing blueberries organically; relationships with local community and other organic farmers; pest control for organic farmers; interaction with consumers at farmer’s markets; marketing strategies; economics of chemical vs. organic agriculture; involvement with MOFGA; and benefits of third party certification. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Tom Roberts (interviewee), James Moreira (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Back-to-the-land movements (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Organic Farms (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Farmers' Markets (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
House building (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Communes (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Blueberries (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Neighbors (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
before 2000 CE
Geographic Coverage
Pittsfield, Maine (Geonames)
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Vermont, United States (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Tom Roberts (interviewee)
James Moreira (interviewer)
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