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Unity College wins gold for zero-waste dining management
Republican Journal
In August 2016, college dining services teamed up with its sustainability office and local business Exeter Agri-Energy, a family-owned company that uses an anaerobic process to convert organic waste into energy that helps power a multi-generational ...


Bangor Daily News

Organic Flower Gardens & Pottery Studio Are Third in Open Garden Days 2017
Bangor Daily News
An organic flower farm with a pottery studio is next in Belfast Garden Club's Open Garden Days 2017. You're invited to travel on winding country roads to ... On one side of the road, a wooden sign announces the name of the MOFGA-certified farm. Cutting ...


Freepress Online

Open Garden Days Visits Organic Flower Farm in Thorndike
Freepress Online
An organic flower farm with a pottery studio is next in Belfast Garden Club's Open Garden Days 2017, coming up on Friday, June 30. Garden fans are invited to travel on winding country roads to visit the Thorndike property of Barbara Walch and Charlie ...


Civil Eats

Rep. Chellie Pingree: We Must Act to Protect Integrity of the Certified Organic Label
Civil Eats
Meeting organic certification standards costs farmers time and money. For instance, Abby Sadauckus and Jake Galle raise a variety of certified organic livestock at Apple Creek Farm in Bowdoinham, Maine. Among their expenses for meeting USDA standards ...

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Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Arundel farm soon to roll out its vegan, organic, local-food meal kits
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Flora Brown, who with her husband, Noah Wentworth, has farmed the all-vegetarian and organic-certified Frinklepod Farm for six years, is weeks away from selling the plant-based meal kits from the farm store and, later, offering them for delivery. “The ...


Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

MOFGA hosts its annual Farm and Homestead Day in Unity
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
LeBlanc, one of 60 volunteer workshop leaders who gathered Saturday for the Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener's Association annual Farm and Homestead Day, quickly pointed them out to the handful of would-be gardeners attending her “plant a ...


MOFGA's Farm & Homestead Day planned for June 17
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
UNITY — Farm & Homestead Day will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road. The event, held rain or shine, will begin with tea and crumpets, ...


Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

10 tips for keeping costs down at the farmers market
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
“Farmer's market pricing is complicated by the fact that every farmer assesses what they are going to charge for their produce differently,” says Heather Ormand, organic marketing and business coordinator for Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners ...


Republican Journal

Seaweed industry threatened by ruling against harvesters
Republican Journal
But when he began liquid extraction two years later, selling the seaweed powder in 55-gallon drums, there was immediate demand: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association bought all the drums he had and ordered more. Organic seaweed nutritional ...


Republican Journal

Seaweed industry threatened by ruling against harvesters
Republican Journal
But when he began liquid extraction two years later, selling the seaweed powder in 55-gallon drums, there was immediate demand: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association bought all the drums he had and ordered more. Organic seaweed nutritional ...


Pingree announces $600000 federal grant for MOFGA, Maine Harvest credit programs
PenBayPilot.com
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) welcomed a $600,000 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Grant to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Maine Harvest Credit Project. The grant will provide loans and ...


Pingree announces $600000 federal grant for MOFGA, Maine Harvest credit programs
PenBayPilot.com
“One issue I hear a lot about from Maine farmers is access to capital. While many are interested in transitioning to certified organic production or limiting the environmental impact of their operations, it can be difficult for them to obtain the ...


Bangor Daily News

MOFGA Farm and Homestead Day focuses on teaching traditional skills
Bangor Daily News
Using a spinning wheel to spin your own yarn or a scythe to clear grass and weeds might seem like skills lost to history, but the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is bringing them to the forefront with an annual event offering workshops ...


Bangor Daily News

Maine farmer chooses organic living over Iowa agribusiness roots
Bangor Daily News
Although she never pictured herself pursuing agriculture despite her heartland roots, Mapes has excelled as a farming apprentice in Maine and this year was selected to serve as the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's farmer in residence ...


Bangor Daily News

Rural Maine can't wait for solar energy
Bangor Daily News
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, where I work, is benefitting greatly from a recently installed 102-kilowatt solar array and air-source heat pumps. This system will generate our year-round power supply ... about Maine's policies on ...


Bangor Daily News

How Mainers keep finding new sources of energy
Bangor Daily News
UNITY, Maine ― Attendees of this year's Common Ground Country Fair in September may notice something new atop the five animal barns on the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's campus. And no, it's not a new ... MOFGA's solar array was ...


  

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