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Apothecary gardens fuel farm-to-medicine-cabinet movement
Philly.com
She now has fields of certified-organic chamomile, holy basil, and elderberries, and has converted a shipping container into a large-scale drying shed. But she won't set up her own apothecary. "I don't want to risk my nursing license," she said ...


Philadelphia magazine

In Nicetown, A Green Building Celebration
Philadelphia magazine
The materials and construction are energy-efficient and protective of the environment, so much so that the two houses are on track to obtain LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Once certified, they will be the second and ...

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Albert Lea Tribune

Seed company supplies farm seed as far away as the East Coast states
Albert Lea Tribune
Albert Lea Seed also has certified organic field seeds, which makes up about 30 percent of its total business. “Since there are so few suppliers for certified organic field seed, we ship organic field seed all the way to New York and Maine, etc ...


Huffington Post

At 'Crucial Moment' For GMO Labeling, Organic Industry Finds Itself Divided
Huffington Post
Among other things, the bill would ensure that food certified as organic can clearly inform consumers that organic food is non-GMO. And it would prohibits a company from making a non-GMO claim solely because the food is ... No mandatory standards- The ...

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Organic Landscaping Course Addresses Growing Need for Chemical-Free Experts
Green Industry Pros
After receiving requests from Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Portland Protectors, and many individuals to bring the course to Maine, NOFA is pleased to announce its inaugural course dates and offer early bird registration of ...


The News-Press

Use nature to battle pesky bugs this summer
The News-Press
She is a licensed holistic esthetician in Massachusetts and Maine, with a strong background in Western and Ayurvedic herbalism. She has extensive training in the nutritional sciences, and is an avid organic gardener. Tourles is also a certified ...


Study Looks at Prices At Farmers' Markets
Valley News
92 percent of certified organic produce at farmers' markets is competitively priced, defined as within a 10% price range, with the same produce in retail stores. Local meats and proteins sold at farmers' markets also are competitively priced with ...

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Hit pause on a Maine sustainable farming seal of approval
Press Herald
Department staff members could have learned this by consulting with the state's foremost authority in agricultural certification – the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. MOFGA serves as the USDA-accredited certification service for more ...


Christian Science Monitor

GMO labels: The great American food fight
Christian Science Monitor
Down the road at the Hunger Mountain Coop, which specializes in local organic food, manager Kari Bradley is planning an ice-cream social. “The right to know if GMOs are in .... Two states – Connecticut and Maine – did pass GMO labeling laws, but with ...

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Bangor Daily News

Why some Maine farmers say organic certification is worth the effort
Bangor Daily News
In Maine, that certification comes from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's Certification Services, which works to ensure the state's certified organic farmers comply with the USDA's organic certification regulations. “When a farmer ...

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Bangor Daily News

Why some Maine farmers say organic certification is worth the effort
Bangor Daily News
Bradley Theriault inspects one of the two greenhouses with his son Konnor Martin on Theriault All Natural Farms in Fort Kent. Theriault runs the organic farm with Aurora Jerkins and decided not to renew their MOFGA certification this year. Buy Photo.

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KeepMEcurrent.com

Durham News
KeepMEcurrent.com
Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, with Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, are hosting a Conservation Farm Tour on Wednesday, June 29, starting at 5 p.m., at New Leaf ...


NIFA (press release)

Cultivating the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers
NIFA (press release)
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) has trained 240 new farmers since 2000. The graduates have established more than 140 new farms and 89 percent of the participants still farm in Maine. Women own, in part or wholly, ...

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Bangor Daily News

MOFGA's annual celebration of homesteading to teach, delight this weekend
Bangor Daily News
On June 11 at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association at at 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity, Farm and Homestead Day will return to offer hands-on workshops for those interested in learning about farming and homesteading skills. “Farm and ...

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Organic Authority

Why are Some Farmers Opting Out of...
Organic Authority
Hinck could get the help he needs to become organic again. “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,” the Press Herald ...

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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 ...


  

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