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Sales of our beautiful 2014 Heritage Orchard Calendar will help support MOFGA and the orchard. Full-color photos of apples originating in Maine were taken by widely acclaimed Portland photographer Russell French and include Black Oxford, Gray Pearmain and others. $15. Available at MOFGA's Country Store.

  

  

Governor LePage Signs Maine's GMO Labeling Bill!

Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to help Maine become the second state in the country to require labeling of GMO foods!

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MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio
Wednesday, April 23

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOFGA Kitchen at Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Cost: $30, including lunch (and recipes to take home)


Cooking meals from scratch using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients is a great way to connect with the local farming community. Fresh, organic foods taste better, are better for the environment, and the best for your body. Come share an afternoon in the MOFGA kitchen with Thorndike resident and chef Frank Giglio. He will share simple recipes that will highlight MOFGA certified farms, local fisherman and foragers. Learn to utilize wild herbs and other ingredients to naturally cleanse the body and prepare you for the warmer weather ahead. Limit: 15 people. Details and registration.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
MRSA found in our milk: Superbug strain can cause serious infections in humans and is resistant to antibiotics
Daily Mail [UK] - 12/21/2012.
By Sean Poulter – Scientists tested 1,500 samples of bulk milk and found seven cases of MRSA ST398 (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) from five farms in England, Scotland and Wales. The Soil Association wants the UK government to crack down on antibiotic use on UK farms.
New laws in Md. and Va. take effect Jan. 1
The Washington Post - 12/21/2012.
By John Wagner and and Errin Haines - Maryland has become the first state to ban the use of additives containing arsenic in chicken feed, a practice already prohibited by Canada and the European Union.
Book about barns offers a glimpse into Aroostook County and Maine’s history
Bangor Daily News - 12/21/2012.
By Lisa Wilcox, Aroostook Republican & News – Barns are so common, not only in Aroostook County, but in the entire state of Maine, that most residents take their existence for granted. But for one man who lives in the Sebago Lake area, they are fascinating pieces of the state’s history.
There Once Was a Time …
Bangor Daily News - 12/21/2012.
By James Bailey – There once was a time when everyone knew what a quince was. Our ancestors baked, stewed and “put up” quince preparations almost as much as they used pumpkin and apple. Enjoy my (quince) version of a Baked Stuffed Apple. A little different but oh so sticky!
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April 20 - MOFGA Orcharding Workshop: Orcharding 101

April 23 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class in Gray

April 23 - MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

May 4 - MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop


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