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A slice of history at the Common Ground Country Fair
Press Herald
One of the most beautiful fair venues is MOFGA's Exhibition Hall, which is a post-and-beam structure designed and raised in 1998 by five Maine-based timber frame companies, similar to Beaudry's. The hall showcases thousands of garden entries ...

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Freepress Online

Common Ground Fair Taking Place This Weekend in Unity
Freepress Online
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's (MOFGA's) 38th Common Ground Country Fair will take place once again its home base in Unity. It opens today, Friday, September 19, and continues through Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21.
Common Ground fair speakers to tackle the cold and the bugsPress Herald
Politics of placeThe Portland Phoenix
Permaculture is the theme at 2014 Common Ground FairLewiston Sun Journal
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Bangor Daily News

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Sept. 19-21: I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
Bangor Daily News
A full schedule of everything happening throughout the weekend can be found on the MOFGA website. I'll be beelining towards the fried shiitake mushrooms, the farmer's market goodies and the pumpkin milkshakes. great north 5. One of the largest musical ...

Common Ground Fair speakers to cover event history, permaculture, pesticides
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
York, the first executive director of MOFGA, spoke Friday about the organization's early accomplishments and the momentum that has carried it to where it is today. Falk will deliver the keynote Saturday at the Commons, talking about farm and homestead ...

Vegetarian Kitchen: For vegetarians, Common Ground is the fairest of them all
Press Herald
Common Ground Fair director April Boucher said the fair has always served vegetarian food because MOFGA has always had vegetarian members. In addition, offering vegetarian food helps cut costs for fair-goers. “The vegetarian options are usually on the ...

For Common Ground vendors, is the fair enough?
Press Herald
In 1998 MOFGA moved Common Ground to Unity. Despite the out of the way location, the number of fairgoers increased. In 2007, 62,000 visitors attended, bringing in $300,000 to support MOFGA. But whereas in Windsor, Henderson could run a big purchase ...

How do you like them apples?
The Portland Phoenix
Bunker will return to MOFGA's Common Ground Fair again this year with his popular apple display. In southern Maine, apples have been quietly populating stands at the farmers' market for about a month now. The first arrivals are what farmers call “Early ...

Horsepower Farm opens its fields to the public
Castine Patriot
Most of the food the Birdsalls produce stays on the Peninsula. The Birdsalls produce vegetables in accordance with standards set by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). The guidelines set by that organization are intended to ...


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