Jean Hay, interviewed by James Moreira, September 24, 2000 at the Common Ground Fair.

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NA 2630 (local)
September 24 2000 (Date created)

Hay talks about her farm in Dixmont where they grow organic pick-your-own raspberries; her previous farm in Blue Hill; what inspired her to move to Maine in 1971; farm years in Maine during the 1970s without electricity or plumbing; her emergence into the organic farming market in the 1980s; her friendship with Scott and Helen Nearing; preparing her Dixmont farm to grow organic produce; deciding cycles of crop rotation; mixed reactions of locals to the back-to-the-land crowd; and her history of involvement with MOFGA and the Common Ground Fair. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Jean Hay (interviewee), James Moreira (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Organic farms (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Agricultural fairs (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Back-to-the-land movements (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Rural life (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Nonprofit organizations (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Outsiders (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
circa 1970 - 2000
Geographic Coverage
Dixmont, Maine (Geonames)
Blue Hill, Maine (Geonames)
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Jean Hay (interviewee)
James Moreira (interviewer)
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