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College of the Atlantic opens its Farm day to the public Featured

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College of the Atlantic opens its Farm day to the public

BAR HARBOR - The College of the Atlantic hosted a yummy event Wednesday.

The college held it's "13th Annual Fall Farm Day" at Beech Hill Farm.

 

Typically the day involves the certified organic farm, opening to new students with a lunch and an explanation of the area.

 

This year, the event was opened to the public and included a farm policy panel.

 

Student, Jenna Farineau, said "So this is a great way to get students out here to show them more of our food system a part of the college, but also for the greater community to experience the farm and experience the community so we're not being closed off as a college."

 

US Representative Chellie Pingree was the keynote speaker at the event. Pingree, a COA graduate spoke to students about national and regional food policy.