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The Partridge Challenge
In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

Thank you to all who have joined us so far in talking about MOFGA's Vision, Values and Mission. There's still plenty of work ahead, and there are a couple of opportunities for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Left to right: Melissa Law, Ben Whalen, Abby and Jeff Fisher of Bumbleroot Organic Farm

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Ben Whalen and Melissa Law, who, with Jeff and Abby Fisher, are in their first year of growing vegetables, flowers and herbs at their Bumbleroot Organic Farm in Buxton. This MOFGA-certified organic farm sells at the Saco Farmers' Market, the Kittery Community Market and through its community supported agriculture program. "The four of us share a passion for ensuring that everyone has access to nutritious, locally grown food," they say. "We are very excited to be a part of the Portland area's vibrant food community!" Learn more at on the farm's website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

Search for local certified-organic food on MOFGACertification.org.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Study finds pesticide link to childhood leukemia
AFP - 7/20/2009.
Patients with childhood leukemia have elevated levels of household pesticides in their urine, according to a new study by the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Vaccinating against colony collapse disorder
Treehugger - 7/19/2009.
By Karin Kloosterman – With the deadly swine flu, bird flu and bee colony collapse disorder it kind of makes you feel like nature is biting back. Some good news for at least one of the big problems: an Israeli company has developed a vaccine against colony collapse disorder, the disturbing syndrome that has been wiping out bee communities and threatening agricultural production all over the world.
Alfalfa Fund hopes to change farmer’s luck
Kennebec Journal - 7/19/2009.
Letter by Duke Dulac – As I was working on my friend Leo Murphy's head, I thought I ought to get into it. So as a casual remark, I said, "Why don't you and I start an Alfalfa Fund for the poor farmer that missed the Saturday night party in his alfalfa field."
Unity farm is keeping it fresh
Kennebec Journal - 7/19/2009.
By David Leaming – The increasing desire for fresh produce grown in an environmentally conscious manner has led to a bumper crop for a Unity-based market garden farmer.
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