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

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Registration Fees
(Includes lunch)
$35 for MOFGA members and $50 for non-members

Designed for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale.

Licensing requirements, food safety, and liability insurance will be covered by a panel of experts. Participants will then tour a licensed kitchen before being served a local, seasonal, organic luncheon.

The afternoon program will include a panel of processors who will discuss the benefits and shortcomings of home licensed and commercial kitchens.

Interested in a partial or full scholarship? Please fill out a scholarship application form.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
National Organic Standards Board Decrees That Hydroponic Can Be Organic
Modern Farmer - 11/2/2017.
By Dan Nosowitz - On November 1st, the National Organic Standards Board finally made a decision on one of the most divisive issues in the organic world: should crops grown in water, containers, or otherwise not in the ground be allowed to call themselves organic?
2017 was terrible for food policy. 2018 could shake things up
New Food Economy - 11/2/2017.
By H. Claire Brown - The farm bill and midterm elections will put food back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill.
Maine clarifies food freedom law for meat, poultry facilities
Food Safety News - 10/30/2017.
By Dan Flynn - Maine earlier this month amended its newly adopted food freedom law to make it clear that local governments must “comply with state and federal laws when developing ordinances for meat and poultry production and sales.”
Consumers are confused about 'organic' and 'non-GMO' labels
Food Dive - 10/30/2017.
By Sandy Skrovan - A study by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences found that some consumers can’t distinguish between the terms “organic” and “non-GMO” on food labels, mistaking them as synonymous, reports Meatingplace.
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