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Join the 2019 Volunteer Team and Make a Difference at Common Ground

Do you love the Common Ground Country Fair? Maybe you’ve been coming each year since you were young, or maybe you volunteered for a few shifts last year and want to do so again. We are looking for some dedicated individuals to join our volunteer team. Each year many individuals work hard to ensure that the different pieces of the Fair run smoothly. From the parking lots to the kitchen to the speakers’ tents, volunteers take the lead. Do you love wool and yarn, are you up for taking on a shift in the parking lot, or are you excited about alternative ways to get to the Fair? Perhaps you’ve volunteered many times in a particular area and are interested in becoming one of our hardworking area coordinators, organizing volunteers and scheduling events in a particular area of the Fair. Current area coordinator openings are posted at www.mofga.org/The-Fair/Fair-Volunteers. Whatever your interests, you can have a positive impact on the Fair. Online volunteer registration will open in early June. Contact Andrew Graham, MOFGA’s community engagement coordinator, at agraham@mofga.org or 207-568-4142 with any questions.

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Bread and Brews

We are looking for several volunteers to support our celebration of Maine grains on Saturday August 17. Volunteers will receive free entry to the event, a MOFGA volunteer t-shirt, free camping, lunch and an "after-hours" beer tasting with hors d'oeuvres and brewery staff. Volunteers are eligible for a discounted ticket for the beer tasting, but do not automatically get into the beer tasting session for free. Please visit mofga.volunteerhub.com to register as a volunteer and sign up. If you have any questions, please email volunteers@mofga.org.

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Have you heard about our recent work in Washington D.C.?

June 6, 2019 – The quick update is that we're working hard to get funding for critical organic programs, including helping organic dairy farmers, but we need your support for this vital work. By watchdogging our public policy, MOFGA protects the health and longevity of all farming and food production in Maine. We are incredibly proud of the more than 530 MOFGA certified organic producers, and work to encourage the growth of new farms, maintain the resilience of existing farms, and educate consumers about why it's so important to buy local organic products. Please make a gift to support MOFGA's public policy work.

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Congratulations – June 2019

June 2019

Congratulations to …

Haskell Farm, a MOFGA-certified organic dairy farm in Palermo;

Katheryn Langelier of MOFGA-certified organic Herbal Revolution Farm and Apothecary of Union;

Agricultural scholarship winners awarded by Source (Portland Press Herald) in partnership with MOFGA and in honor of the late Russell Libby.

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