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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
Sustainable animal feed
Soil Association UK - 1/31/2011.
Our new report, Feeding the animals that feed us, opens the urgently needed debate on how we can move away from feeding our farm animals grains and imported proteins, and promotes more sustainable alternatives such as increased grazing and use of home-grown feed.
Sustaining our commonwealth of nature and knowledge
Daly News - 1/31/2011.
By Herman Daly – Let’s start with this phrase: “sustaining our commonwealth.” By sustaining, I don’t mean preserving inviolate; I mean using, without using up. Using with maintenance and replenishment is an important idea in economics.
Farmers network at convention in Belfast
Bangor Daily News - 1/29/2011.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Belfast: Every Saturday from May to November for the past 14 years, farmer Mark Guzzi of Peacemeal Farm in Dixmont has risen before dawn, loaded up his trucks and headed to the Orono Farmers Market, where he often finds his customers already in line.
February kicks off gardening season
Bangor Daily News - 1/29/2011.
By Reeser Manley – For gardeners interested in growing transplants of heirloom vegetables – those flavor-rich varieties found only in specialty seed catalogs – and those who believe that homegrown transplants of any ilk are far superior to nursery-grown, the gardening season starts soon, as early as late February.
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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

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