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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
Physical Address:
294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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Sunday, October 15, 2017
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

held at the
Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

WORKSHOPS: Hands-on kitchen workshops and speakers on a variety of apple topics

DELICIOUS TREATS: Apple cheddar pizza, apple hand pies, soups, cornbread, scones, ice cream, honey, homemade chocolate, maple syrup and chaga tea. We will even have gluten-free apple cake!

GOODS TO BUY: Maine-made wooden cheeseboards, beeswax candles, cookbooks, books for children and gardening books, pie contest and much more!

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Late blight yields bitter harvest
The Boston Globe - 7/31/2009.
By Bina Venkataraman – Lincoln, Mass: Slumped in his tractor, Ari Kurtz looked out at his fields, where rotting fruit and gnarled plants fringed with dead leaves were all that remained of what should have been a bountiful tomato harvest. In just the past week, Kurtz, the farm manager at Lindentree Farm, lost the season’s crop, a half-acre field that at this time of year typically yields up to 2,400 pounds per week, to a contagious fungus that has spread to farms and home gardens across the Northeast.
Monsanto & Dow’s “SmartStax” corn—forcing another hazardous ‘Frankenfood’ down our throats
Organic Consumers - 7/31/2009.
By Stephen Leahy, Asia Times Online – The most complex genetically engineered corn (maize) yet has been approved for use next year in Canada and the United States without its potential health and environmental risks being investigated, anti-biotech activists claim.
Why not start “Agri-Corps”, for a new generation of farmers
Common Dreams - 7/31/2009.
By Lisa M. Hamilton – When the Agriculture Department released its 2007 census recently, the news appeared surprisingly good: For the first time since World War II, the United States did not lose farms, it gained them – 75,810, to be exact, for a total of 2.2 million. But on closer inspection, the numbers aren’t so hopeful. The discrepancy stems from this tricky question: What is a farm? The census has changed its definition nine times since 1850, most recently to “any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year.”
FSA report on organic food – our response
Soil Association UK - 7/31/2009.
As you may be aware, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has just published a report on organic food, which claims that there are no significant benefits to be gained from eating organic. This is a serious piece of research, and the Soil Association will examine its conclusion seriously – however at first glance the research appears to be a fairly limited piece of analysis.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

October 14 - A Day in the Woods

October 15 - Great Maine Apple Day

October 15 - Rally in the Valley and Tractor Parade to help save the soil and preserve organic standards

November 4-6 - MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 7-10 - Organic Land Care Accreditation Course

November 16-19 - MOFGA Low Impact Forestry Workshops

November 17-18 - MOFGA Chainsaw & Forestry Safety Courses


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