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Earth Day, fruit trees, and broadforks
Martha's Vineyard Times
A piece by Will Bonsall on the medlar, in the recent March-May 2014 MOFGA Journal, is encouragement to try these uncommon small fruiting trees. In a category of orchard fruit perhaps similar to quince, which also are not eaten out of hand, the medlar ...


Press Herald

Green Glossary Part 1: Definitions of farm-to-table food terms
Press Herald
Organic agriculture is an approach to farming that relies on biological systems, soil- enrichment and natural materials, says Mary Yurlina, director of MOFGA Certification Services LLC. Organic farmers rotate crops, apply compost, and use certain ...


PenBayPilot.com

Free screening of "American Meat" in Belfast
PenBayPilot.com
Post-screening discussion with local grassfed meat farmers Graham Mallory and Emily Stone from Pastures of Plenty in Jackson, moderated by Diane Schivera, Organic Livestock Specialist with MOFGA. For additional information about the film, visit the ...


Freeport News - 4/9
KeepMEcurrent.com
The instructor is Dave Colson, of New Leaf Farm in Durham, who leads MOFGA's Agricultural Services Program and has worked with the organization since 1985, when his family's farm first earned its organic certification. The Colson family has hosted ...

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How the farm-to-table movement took root in Maine
Press Herald
The paragons of the back-to-the-land movement had electricity, running water and, worse yet, outside sources of income. Moreover, not every back-to-the-lander was influenced by the Nearings. Former MOFGA president Mort Mather, who was at the group's ...

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Maine Gardener: Conventional and organic approaches
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“It is a spectrum,” said Mary Yurlina, director of certification services for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), which is authorized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to perform the service. “People in general are looking ...


PenBayPilot.com

Local arborist to participate in pruning workshop at Nearing Homestead
PenBayPilot.com
Norris cares for his own orchard in East Blue Hill, leads fruit pruning workshops for MOFGA, and serves as Blue Hill's Tree Warden. Attendees should bring bypass (not anvil) hand pruners and a lunch; beverages will be provided. There will be ample time ...


Freeport News - 3/2
KeepMEcurrent.com
The instructor is Dave Colson, of New Leaf Farm in Durham, who leads MOFGA's Agricultural Services Program and has worked with the organization since 1985, when his family's farm first earned its organic certification. The Colson family has hosted ...

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