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Farm and field tour planned Aug. 25 at Highland Blueberry Farm
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
They transitioned to organic production in 1999 and have been certified through MOFGA Certification Services since 2002. The farm produces ... The farm recently received a Seed Grant from Maine Technology Institute for product development and marketing.


Organic Blueberry Farm to Hold Tour, Host Waldo Extension Meeting on August 31
Freepress Online
People are invited to learn about the workings of a Maine organic blueberry farm, as well as about Maine Cooperative Extension, when Highland Blueberry Farm, 94 Old County Road in Stockton Springs, hosts a public farm tour plus the annual meeting of ...


Bangor Daily News

MOFGA Low Impact Forestry Workshop Coming to Piscataquis County
Bangor Daily News
The PCSWCD is excited to be partnering with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association to host their Introduction to Low Impact Forestry Workshop at the Law Farm public land, offering yet another informative workshop to help landowners better ...

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Calendar Listings for the Week beginning August 17
Freepress Online
... Axe and Saw Day in Unity, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association holds it at Common Ground Education Center. Gain confidence in using vintage and modern hand tools. $5 admission/kids free. Workshop schedule: mofga.org.


Bangor Daily News

Amish community celebrates a decade in central Aroostook ...
Bangor Daily News
The Amish are one of the few demographic groups that are growing in ranks in northern Maine. Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries ...

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Street Roots News

USDA Organic: The fight for the label's integrity | Street Roots
Street Roots News
Ongoing legal battles over the laws governing the USDA Organic label could be cause for concern among consumers paying a premium price for organic ...

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Maine Public

'Schoolifying' Minecraft Without Ruining It
Maine Public
A 10-year classroom veteran and national board certified teacher, Rami now works for Microsoft, spreading the Minecraft gospel to fellow teachers. "A little tiny company creates a game and it goes insane," she says. "It's not meant for learning, but ...

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Press Herald

There's trouble in the wild blueberry business
Press Herald
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) has certified 40 farms throughout the state as organic, covering 1,286 acres, just a tiny portion of the state's total of 44,000 acres of wild blueberry fields. Most of the organic growers run ...

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Press Herald

There's trouble in the wild blueberry business - Portland Press Herald
Press Herald
A glut of frozen berries have led to such depressed prices that farmers are taking huge losses, but a government buyback is helping. By Mary PolsStaff Writer.

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Maine Axe and Saw Day set for Aug. 19 in Unity
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
UNITY — The Maine Axe and Saw Day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road. This event, sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, is a ...


Some north country farmers boast unique operations, products
WatertownDailyTimes.com
Another ongoing issue is that the couple's butcher, Red Barn Meats in Croghan, is USDA certified but not certified to process organic meat, so any of their 100-percent grass-fed animals sent there may not be sold as organic, Mr. Belding said. “We've ...


Press Herald

Cultivating the art of practical magic on a Rockport farm
Press Herald
Among the things that distinguish biodynamic farming from classic organic farming is the use of compost made with special herbal preparations (made from dandelions, stinging nettle, valerian flowers and oak bark, among other things) and at very ...


Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

MOFGA hosts its annual Farm and Homestead Day in Unity
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
LeBlanc, one of 60 volunteer workshop leaders who gathered Saturday for the Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener's Association annual Farm and Homestead Day, quickly pointed them out to the handful of would-be gardeners attending her “plant a ...


Pingree announces $600000 federal grant for MOFGA, Maine Harvest credit programs
PenBayPilot.com
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) welcomed a $600,000 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Grant to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Maine Harvest Credit Project. The grant will provide loans and ...


Bangor Daily News

MOFGA Farm and Homestead Day focuses on teaching traditional skills
Bangor Daily News
Using a spinning wheel to spin your own yarn or a scythe to clear grass and weeds might seem like skills lost to history, but the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is bringing them to the forefront with an annual event offering workshops ...


Bangor Daily News

Maine farmer chooses organic living over Iowa agribusiness roots
Bangor Daily News
Although she never pictured herself pursuing agriculture despite her heartland roots, Mapes has excelled as a farming apprentice in Maine and this year was selected to serve as the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's farmer in residence ...


  

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