Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Community \ About MOFGA

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), formed in 1971, is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country. MOFGA is a broad-based community that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities.

We accomplish that education and advocacy through several programs:

  • Education: including farm apprenticeships, journeyperson training, farm and garden tours, low-impact forestry events, scholarships and more
  • Farmer Programs: with specialists in organic crops, livestock and marketing
  • The Common Ground Country Fair: our annual celebration of rural living, held the third weekend after Labor Day
  • Organic Certification: MOFGA Certification Services LLC, the USDA-accredited organic certifier in Maine
  • Policy: including our Public Policy Committee and our MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee
  • Publications: including our quarterly newspaper, The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener; our weekly emailed Bulletin Board; fact sheets; pest reports; and more
  • Our organization website,

MOFGA is located at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity and Thorndike.

Read about our buildings and grounds.

Read an abridged history and complete timeline of the Association.

Why Organic? MOFGA believes that local, organic production supports our health, environment and economy. These benefits are described here.