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The Great Maine Apple Day: Learn, Taste, Share, Enjoy!
October 25, noon to 4 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture. The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Admission is $2 for MOFGA members and $4 for nonmembers. More information.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Once-stable food prices jump
Maine Sunday Telegram - 5/29/2011.
By Beth Quimby – Freeport: Jody Bennett said about the only food she buys at a supermarket these days is coffee. The Freeport resident is raising her own beef and growing her own vegetables, instead of purchasing such items in the store.
Cost hampers soup kitchens’ ability to feed clients
Kennebec Journal - 5/29/2011.
By Scott Monroe – Palmyra: They opened lunch at the soup kitchen with prayer. In front of a dozen people on Tuesday, pastor Herb Pearl read a Bible verse about loving your neighbor as yourself.
Lincoln officials to revisit regulations on animal ownership
Bangor Daily News - 5/28/2011.
By Nick Sambides Jr. – Lincoln: Chickens. Ruth Birtz, the town code enforcement supervisor, has had to tell about 15 people, mostly downtown residents, that they cannot keep chickens on their properties due to a town planning regulation that allows only one nonpet animal per every 2 acres of property.
Mushroom certification good for business
Kennebec Journal - 5/27/2011.
Letter by David Spahr – George Smith ("Maine has a mushrooming problem at the State House," May 11) has facts and the issues wrong. I am a member of the task force on mushroom certification and the Maine Mycological Association. Smith incorrectly stated all foragers need certification; only foragers selling to restaurants and other venues that sell to the public would need certification.
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October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

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