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Press Herald

Photos: Sustainably made clothing store opens in Portland's Old Port
Press Herald
Ramblers Way in Portland's Old Port employs stitchers who work in the back of the shop creating the upscale clothing that is sold at the front of the shop. The company makes 100 percent organic Merino wool and Pima cotton clothes certified to the ...


Fedcap Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Operating and Financial Results
Business Wire (press release)
This growth was an equal split of merger and organic growth, with M&A marked by the combination with Single Stop USA in February 2017 and the full contribution of the Maine operations, where we are the sole provider of TANF services through the ...


NerdWallet (blog)

How an Exporter Used Forbidden Fruit to Cheat US Consumers
NerdWallet (blog)
Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, a co-sponsor of the bill, serves on the Agriculture Appropriations Committee and owns a USDA-certified organic vegetable farm. She said that the agency's coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection is “hopelessly ...

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Bangor Daily News

Time to pick up your winter farm share and get some healthy recipes, too
Bangor Daily News
Just because b-r-r-r it's wicked cold outside doesn't mean you can't still get fresh produce at your local farmers' market. Au contraire. For instance, at Goranson Farm, a third-generation certified organic farm in Dresden, Maine, you can still sign up ...


Calendar Listings for the Week beginning December 7
Freepress Online
Kitchen Licensing Workshop at MOFGA in Unity, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Held in the Common Ground Education Center of Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. For farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale. Lunch is included. $35 ...


Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Home-food processing for resale class set for Dec. 7
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will hold a workshop for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Licensing ...


The Hill (blog)

To meet skyrocketing demand for organic products, nation's farmers need a better toolkit
The Hill (blog)
While the establishment of this program was a vital step forward in support of organic production, the OREI program has not received a funding increase in the past decade. Yet, during that time frame, the number of certified organic operations has ...


Organic Farm wins award for new potato
fiddleheadfocus.com
The farm continues to be centered on the production and direct-marketing of MOFGA-Certified Organic seed potatoes and vegetable and grain seed. “We're thrilled to have won this Green Thumb Award from the DGA,” said Caleb Gerritsen. “This marks the ...

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Organic Farm wins award for new potato
fiddleheadfocus.com
BRIDGEWATER, Maine — Wood Prairie Family Farm in Aroostook County, Maine, has won a 2018 Green Thumb Award for The Organic Potato Plant Detective, named one of the two best new edible plant introductions in the United States. Honored in the Edible ...

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Press Herald

Fresh greens from Maine hydroponic farms are an unguilty pleasure
Press Herald
But farmers and others debate whether hydroponics systems can be categorized as organic. The USDA's regulations are fuzzy about them at best, explains Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's (MOFGA) crop specialist Eric Sideman. Some third ...


Press Herald

Fresh greens from Maine hydroponic farms are an unguilty pleasure
Press Herald
The operation has been certified organic by Organic Certifiers Inc. in California. Springworks' greens are harvested from their floating rafts in late afternoon for early morning delivery the following day. “The short turnaround of local distribution ...


Press Herald

Maine farmers raising turkeys in record numbers
Press Herald
The department doesn't track precisely how many Maine farmers are raising turkeys, but estimates 35 raise turkeys for more than just personal use, or as Bergeron put it, more than 10. “We're on a real upswing in the last five to 10 years,” Bergeron ...

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Freepress Online

Sunday in Unity — Great Maine Apple Day at MOFGA
Freepress Online
The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Fedco and University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place this Sunday, October 15, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common ...


Bangor Daily News

MOFGA prepares for first solar-powered Common Ground Fair
Bangor Daily News
... the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's 41st annual Common Ground Fair will greet fairgoers with all of their favorite tried and true attractions when it opens in Unity for three days, starting Sept. 22. But something about this year ...

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