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The Skinny on Shellfish Allergies and Lobster Compost

April 13, 2011
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We get several calls a year at www.coastofmaine.com from gardeners who are concerned about exposing themselves, or their loved ones, to possible shellfish allergens. People who are allergic to shellfish are actually reacting to a muscle protein, called a tropomyosin, in the shrimp, crab or lobster. It’s not the shells that cause allergies. According to […]

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Healthy Soils Develop Healthy Plants

February 21, 2011
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In cultivating soil, the primary aim is to make conditions suitable for micro-organisms so that they can do their work most efficiently. It is that life, which is dependent on organic matter that feeds the Soil Food Web, which in turn provides plant ready nutrients to the roots. Ground should be well aerated to allow […]

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Relationships, Beautiful Places and Great Products

April 30, 2010
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One of our longtime customers, Nathan Russell from Granite Gardens in Tenants Harbor, Maine called to place his order the other day. Nathan uses his own truck to pick up our compost products for his garden center. Although it is beautiful, the ride is over 3 hours to our composting and bagging facility in Marion, Maine.   […]

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Sandwich Agway, Green Choice

April 26, 2010
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At Coast of Maine we have been doing business with Sandwich Agway for years and they do a great job merchandising Coast of Maine products. They also care deeply about their local environment and embracing sustainable practices as a way to increase their business. They have joined the local Cape and Islands Green, a new […]

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Making the Right Product Choices for Your Independent Business

December 11, 2009
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Independent retailers are constantly challenged with deciding on what products to carry. Does the product represent their business philosophy? Does it have enough intrinsic value and brand recognition to maintain good margins? Is the packaging attractive and informative? Is the product quality and availability good and consistent? In short does the product increase the bottom […]

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Send a Note to an Old Friend

November 5, 2009
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As I talk to business owners about marketing, I always explain to them that they know their own backyard for reaching out to the consumer better than we do at Coast of Maine Organic Products, Inc. Most of our stores have lean budgets and small staffs and marketing becomes a secondary concern especially during the […]

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