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Huffington Post

8 Fairy-Tale Cottages to Stay in This Summer
Huffington Post
While coastal Maine's Inn at Sunrise Point sports a bevy of luxurious guestrooms, it's this B&B's four individually styled cottages that take overnight lodging to a whole new level. Fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves in the Fitz Henry Land ...


Embers Bakery has wood-fired oven on the go
Foster's Daily Democrat
Embers Bakery brings local, organic breads and pizzas to farmers markets, catering events and community gatherings across the Seacoast. Built by Kevin Johnson in 2014, the mobile, wood-fired oven was funded through a ... Embers Bakery recently received ...


The Ellsworth American

Rhubarb more than just for show
The Ellsworth American
An herbaceous perennial, rhubarb likes well-drained soil that is rich in organic material. Our soil here at ... Given to me by my grandmother, they were root divisions from the family homestead plants on Young's Turkey Farm in Norway, Maine. The recipe ...


MOFGA announces Farm & Homestead Day
Maine Edge
UNITY - Bringing the days of old alive for today's world, Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association) is a 100 percent hands-on, free event where people of all ages come together to share and learn about resilient ...


Hold on to your whiskers
Politico
A provision in the House fiscal 2017 agriculture appropriations bill, if enacted, would revive a "GIPSA rider" and stop the agency from promulgating the regulations. Though the provision is not in the Senate ... Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Richard ...


Fedcap Reports First Half Fiscal Year 2016 Operating and Financial Results
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fedcap, a not-for-profit organization that develops relevant, sustainable solutions for people to overcome barriers through four practice areas: Economic Development, Workforce Development, Educational Services, and ...

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KeepMEcurrent.com

Freeport news
KeepMEcurrent.com
Among other things, she believes in sustainable living, organic gardening and chickens in the back yard. She can be reached by phone or email, but the best way, she says, is by email. 'Dancing at Lughnasa'. on stage at Waldorf school. Maine Coast ...


New Haven Register

Yale commencement notables include Calvin Hill, Audra McDonald, 3628 graduates
New Haven Register
Alice Waters, a chef and leader in the organic and local food movements, was given an honorary degree for her culinary career, including founding Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, and for educating children around the world about healthful food and ...

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Press Herald

Organic conundrum: Farm-to-label path too rocky for some
Press Herald
The wholesale customers he lost offered to pay for his certification, which would be administered as usual by MOFGA, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. He's also aware that the government would happily pay for most of the costs ...

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Calendar Listings for the Week beginning May 19
Freepress Online
Talk by Artists in Belfast Exhibit on Farming Families, Fri., May 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Maine Farmland Trust Gallery. Followed by reception from 5:30-8 .... May 31 Deadline to Apply for Belfast Garden Club Scholarship, two $1,000 awards for Waldo County ...


Bangor Daily News

'Everything tastes better with lard' — even this weed
Bangor Daily News
That wasn't always the case, according the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. “Only in the 20th century did humans decide that the dandelion was a weed,” Anita Sanchez writes on MOFGA's website. “Before the invention of lawns, the ...

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Farmers: Tax Tips That Work for Your Farm Business
Newsmax
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association advises farmers to download and get familiar with Publication 225, available from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on its website. This Farmer's Tax Guide includes useful information written in ...


The Ellsworth American

Penobscot couple specialize in native, organic seedlings
The Ellsworth American
The couple soon joined the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), and took advantage of its two-year journeyperson program, and took some classes on how to run a small agricultural business. Last year, Andy and Tania teamed up ...

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PenBayPilot.com

Organic garden pest, disease control at Merryspring
PenBayPilot.com
Sideman started at MOFGA in 1986 to become what some call "the nation's first Organic Extension Agent." In his current role as Organic Crop Specialist, Eric provides technical support for farmers and gardeners, serves as the staff scientist, plans and ...


Bangor Daily News

Why serving local food helps one Maine restaurant owner 'sleep at night'
Bangor Daily News
“Our tortillas are used with [Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association] MOFGA-certified corn. Not that many restaurants use them because of the price, so it's nice that Miguel's does,” Lynn Rowe, owner of Tortilleria Pachanga in Portland, said.

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MOFGA achieves $3M fundraising goal
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
UNITY — The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association recently announced it has completed its campaign to raise $3 million to support its educational programs through an endowed fund. It is the largest fundraising effort in the organization's ...

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