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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!

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

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Union Chamber of Commerce honors Brae Maple Farm and Union Farm Equipment
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 8/12/2015.
The Union Area Chamber of Commerce honored [MOFGA-certified organic] Brae Maple Farm and Union Farm Equipment in recognition of their commitment and support of the chamber and its activities.
Get the GMO Out of My Mustard
Common Dreams - 8/12/2015.
By Vandana Shiva - On August 27th, 1998, the government announced a policy of free import of soyabean, while simultaneously banning sale of mustard oil, using the tragedy of adulteration of mustard oil in Delhi with argemone, diesel, waste oil.
8 Reasons to turn your lawn into a farm and help change the world
Resilience - 8/12/2015.
By Andrew Martin, Oneness Publishing - Yardfarmers is a new reality TV/documentary series hybrid for release in Spring 2017 that has the potential to shift how many see their backyards and food. Yardfarmers will follow a diverse set of six young Americans as they move back home with their parents to become yardfarmers.
How the Midwest's Corn Farms Are Cooking the Planet
Mother Jones - 8/12/2015.
By Tom Philpott - There's another way the Corn Belt's fertilizer habit damages a common resource: by releasing nitrous oxide (N2O), a greenhouse gas with nearly 300 times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide.
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September 1 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Seed Saving and Crop Diversity

September 9 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Biodynamic Farming

September 25-27 - MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair


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