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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!

The Quincannon family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Bryan and Ali Quincannon and their family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro. Eden Acres grows over 30 varieties of unique and flavorful heirloom apples that are ready to pick beginning in August and continuing through mid-November. "Using beneficial, living organisms is at the heart of my approach in creating a healthy system for healthy trees to thrive and produce healthy apples," says Bryan. Keep up with Eden Acres on their website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Society Notebook: Bringing more to the Maine farm table
Portland Press Herald - 8/16/2015.
By Amy Paradysz - Twilight Dinners help Cultivating Community make healthy, locally produced food accessible to all. Allagash Brewing will release a Hugh Malone IPA in September with proceeds going to Cultivating Community as well as Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA).
Shipping up to Boston: Farm activists transport Maine goods by sail
Bangor Daily News - 8/16/2015.
By Kathleen Pierce - Take a bunch of farm activists, a 130-foot wooden schooner, 11 tons of Maine agrarian products, a 20-hour sail from Portland to Boston and you’ve got the elements of the most radical art project to date. Or is this a politico-economic act?
Gouda news: Maine's cheese making boom continues sharp rise
San Francisco Chronicle - 8/16/2015.
By Patrick Whittle - Heather and Doug Donahue left careers in teaching and construction behind to follow a dream of opening a [MOFGA-certified organic] dairy farm and cheese-making business in the rolling fields of Maine.
Maine asking residents to sign up to dispose of pesticides
Portland Press Herald - 8/16/2015.
AP - Maine officials are asking residents to sign up for a program to safely dispose of banned pesticides and unusable chemicals. The program is free and available to owners of homes and family-owned farms and greenhouses. Residents must register by Sept. 25. Collection sites are set for Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta and Portland in October.
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September 1 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Seed Saving and Crop Diversity

September 9 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Biodynamic Farming

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