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Getting a Fresh, Green Start for Farmers

June 4th, 2009 by admin · 3 Comments

This is how a lot of good ideas get started.

When Steven Paradis started doing some small scale farming, he wanted to be kind to the environment. But when he went shopping for enviro-friendly fertilizer, he couldn’t find anything in town and soon learned that his only option was to pick up supplies out of state.

Next week, Paradis is hosting an open house at his new business, Fresh Start Growers’ Supply, at 1007 E. Jefferson Street. He sells non-toxic agriculture products, and hopes to provide much-needed enviro-friendly products to farmers in the region who grow food. There are also retail products for backyard farmers.

“If farmers like it, and I think they will, we’ll be a good alternative to chemical-based products,” he said.

Paradis is also producing a film, Dig It, about protecting the environment.

Tags: Downtown · East Downtown Bus. Assoc. · Farmer's Market · Green · Retail

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 DB // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    More of this “green” crap?

  • 2 DB // Jun 4, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    http://www.yawn.com

  • 3 Steve Paradis // Jun 5, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Thanks Rick. Please come by the open house if you like next week. Friday 4-7pm. 1007 East Jefferson.

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