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Read about MOFGA staff, board members, the Fair, volunteers, MOFGA members and more!

MOFGA Grateful for 2017 Earth Day Volunteers

April 2017

Despite the cold and rain, about 80 people showed up at MOFGA on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning the grounds and gardens and planting more trees in our Maine Heritage Orchard. Thank you, volunteers! You make a huge difference. We are also grateful to MOFGA staff members Jason Tessier, Don Pendleton and Anna Libby for all their help in making Earth Day a success.


New MOFGA Mission Statement

March 1, 2017

At its annual meeting on January 10, the MOFGA membership voted to change the association's mission statement.


Condolences – Spring 2017

March 1, 2017

Condolences to the families and friends of …

Albert Pearce Putnam, Jr., who died at his Fiddlehead Farm home in New Limerick on December 31, 2016.

Arthur Whitman, who died this winter. Arthur served as executive director of MOFGA from 1980 to 1982.

Maine environmental journalist Phyllis Austin

Kathy Ozer, the long-time executive director of the National Family Farm Coalition


Congratulations – March 2017

March 1, 2017

Heather and Tyler Omand. Heather is MOFGA's organic marketing and business coordinator.

Annie Watson and Mike Moody of Sheepscot Valley Farm in Whitefield

Heather Albert-Knopp and Erich Reed. Heather is a past president and past board member of MOFGA.

Gary Lawless, who coordinates the Social and Political Action Area at the Common Ground Country Fair