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Frances Crowhill Sauder stands up to her knees in clover and jewelweed, gazing down at the nameless spring that originates up the wooded hillside from her 55-acre Fiddle Creek Dairy farm in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, which produces yoghurt and cheese from a small herd of grass-fed Jersey cows.

The spring’s lower banks border the farm’s pastures; they were recently planted with 450 young paw paw, persimmon, and other crop-bearing trees which, when harvested, will bring extra income to this small family operation that Crowhill Sauders and her husband, Tim, run against precariously slim profit margins.

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