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It may be legal to grow marijuana in Maine, but it's not easy to get gardening advice
Press Herald
While the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is conducting trials for a program to see if medical marijuana meets standards similar to organic, director Ted Quaday said MOFGA has “no plans to develop a program around marijuana ...

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Press Herald

Tom's of Maine co-founder goes from toothpaste to tailoring
Press Herald
He's surrounded by garments mostly made from the wool he decided was optimum for not just hiking in Wales, but for everyday wear (they also sell some organic cotton garments). He's wearing a Ramblers Way Maine-made jersey knit shirt – deep red because ...


MainePublic.org

As California's Organic Farming Pioneers Age, A Younger Generation Steps In
MainePublic.org
There are more than 4,000 organic businesses in the state, and groups like California Certified Organic Farmers are reaching out to hundreds of aging growers to help them with the changeover. "When it's a family business, it's not only a complicated ...

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BevNET.com

Tractor Soda, Maker of Organic Fountain Soda, Partners With AccelFoods
BevNET.com
Food and beverage accelerator AccelFoods' latest investment is in Tractor Soda Co., a maker of USDA certified organic, non-GMO, fountain-only drinks. Tractor Soda founder Travis Potter praised the ... Although several craft soda brands, including Maine ...


Bangor Daily News

Solar array adds to the sustainable future of a historically ...
Bangor Daily News
Carl Johanson, 26, plays with his dog while talking about the recently installed large solar array at Goranson Farm in Dresden. Johanson's parents own the farm ...

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Crain's Chicago Business

The US's first organic farm REIT is based in Evanston
Crain's Chicago Business
... REIT public benefit corporation, based in Evanston, includes 32 farms across nearly 4,500 acres in Michigan, Maine, New York, Kentucky, Montana, West Virginia, Illinois and Indiana; 73 percent of that acreage has transitioned into certified organic ...


Wiscasset Newspaper

From Hell's Gate to your glass | Wiscasset Newspaper
Wiscasset Newspaper
Westport Island selectmen heard plans Monday for the state's first MOFGA-certified organic craft brewery.
Craft Brewery Planned For Westport IslandThe Lincoln County News (subscription)

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Bangor Daily News

Why some Maine farmers do not want Obamacare repealed
Bangor Daily News
Pingree, who has worked as an organic farmer on North Haven, said in a telephone interview last week that Maine's many small business owners, including farmers, are among those who could suffer if the law is repealed. Before the law was passed, many ...

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Concord Monitor

How organic farming is growing, if slowly, in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor
Generally speaking, New Hampshire is a little behind the curve when it comes to organic farming.Compared with Vermont and Maine, Granite State organic ...

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Food Calendar Listing
Freepress Online
Sessions on How to Meet USDA Standards for Organic Food, offered by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, at Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta on Thursday, Feb. 2. ... 7. Both run from 1-4 p.m. FMI: events@mofga.org.

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Bangor Daily News

Maine association unveils 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster
Bangor Daily News
A trio of roosting chickens grace the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster, which was unveiled by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association this week. The design of this year's poster was released during the Maine Agricultural Trades ...


MOFGA workshop on 'Relational Systems on the Farm'
Bangor Daily News
PORTLAND, Maine — Workshop “Relational Systems on the Farm: Tools and Approaches for Articulating, Cultivating and Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships for Farm Resilience” will be offered 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Maine Organic Farmers ...


Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Future MOFGA certification chief lives in straw bale house, strives to set example through work, lifestyle
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
He says that ties in with his work at organic cooperatives and now as incoming director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Certification Services LLC. He and his wife both focus on saving energy and being sustainable, and when they ...

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Press Herald

For 20 years, Dave Colson has been helping people park at the Common Ground Country Fair
Press Herald
At any given time during the three-day Common Ground Country Fair, there will be 12 to 20 volunteers helping people park. Dave Colson has a day job – he's the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's agricultural services director – but at ...

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Press Herald

Organic farm group launches program to certify Maine's medical cannabis
Press Herald
... organic food products. The Certified Clean Cannabis program, launched by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and now in a yearlong trial phase, is the first of its kind on the East Coast and one of the only programs in the country ...

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Press Herald

Get your axe in gear at MOFGA meetup
Press Herald
“Latch onto tools from the past and the present that will help us shape our future.” So says a press release from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association promoting next week's Maine Axe and Saw Meetup in Unity. The event celebrates Maine's ...


  

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