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Local Foods Subject of Weekend Fair 

Several farms and small fisheries were represented at the Community Supported Agriculture fair Sunday.According to Ryan Parker, one of the fair’s organizers, it is an annual event.He says it is co-sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, and the Maine Council of Churches. It’s an informational fair open to the public where people can learn about fisheries and organic farms.This was the first time this fair has been held in Bangor.Organizers say it’s an opportunity to talk to farmers about buying shares in their operations. “By buying a share that means they’re supporting that local business and that they’ll be getting deliveries or picking up the produce or the fish that this particular producer is providing,” Said event organizer Laurie Osher.Organizers say buying shares is one way to live simply, reduce personal impact on the planet, and support local farmers.