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...supporting the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association 365 Days a Year.

Russell French photo.

MOFGA's Bread & Butter Club helps fund the substantive, day to day program efforts of MOFGA's staff and volunteers. Members of the Bread & Butter Club commit to funding one or more days of MOFGA's annual budget, $984.35/day in 2011. MOFGA keeps club members apprised of the association's financial health, and notifies members about year-to-year projections for the daily funding requirements.

MOFGA is in the enviable position of having healthy earned income streams. We generate two thirds of our operating budget from membership dues, organic certification fees, proceeds from the Common Ground Country Fair and other educational events, and sales of other goods and services. Still, we need donor support.

2011 Operating Budget & Mortgage


Earned Income  

Membership Dues


Certification Fees


Fair & Event Proceeds


Publications & Goods


Services & Fees


Endowment & Interest Earnings



Amount to Raise


Less Grant Commitments $517,000.00
Balance to Raise $359,289.00

After projected earned income and committee grants in 2011, the average daily cost of MOFGA's program operations is $984.35 ($359,289.00 divided by 365 days). Your tax-deductible contribution to the Bread & Butter Club will help build a solid base under our educational programs.

What MOFGA's Bread & Butter Club Supports

    • Agricultural Services ­ - including technical farming, gardening and marketing advice
    • Common Ground Country Fair
    • Educational Events - ­ including Spring Growth, Farm & Homestead Day, Low Impact Forestry Workshops, and other events
    • Farm Apprenticeship & Journeyperson Programs
    • Public Policy Initiatives
    • Publications ­ including The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, www.mofga.org and www.mofga.net

How many MOFGA days would you like to support?

  • 1 Day - $984.35
  • 2 Days - $1,968.70
  • 1 Week - $6,890.45
  • 10 Days - $9,843.50
  • 1 Month - $29,530.50
  • More! ­ Thank You!

Join MOFGA's Bread & Butter Club by making an online donation of $984.35 or more.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Spalding
Deputy Director
Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
PO Box 170
Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142




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