We look forward with interest to “SOURCE, Eating and Living Sustainably in Maine,” the supplement that will launch in the newspaper today, and appreciate the support that we assume it will give to local agriculture.

We do take exception, however, to your full page ad on April 2 for SOURCE, showing a man clutching an unappetizing bunch of carrots in his right hand. At our farm, we take pride in selling quality tasting and appearing fresh produce.

Your ad seems to imply that local produce will look rough and less appealing than “store-bought produce,” when, in reality, local, organically or naturally grown produce is usually superior, being fresh from the farm, and uncontaminated by petrochemical fertilizers, or harmful residues of herbicides or pesticides, and it is usually beautiful.

Burt and Nancy KnappPorter Hill FarmFarmington