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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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MOFGA's Low-Income CSAs Fundraiser
We are closing in on our $6,000 goal!

MOFGA's fundraiser to enable low-income families to afford organic CSA shares has just $1,200 more to raise. Please help us support seven organic farmers who offer half-price shares of healthy, organic food to struggling Maine families! Please donate today to help us raise $6,000 by May 27. Click here – your donation truly makes a difference.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Advocacy group offers U.S. testing for herbicide feared linked to cancer
Reuters - 4/22/2015.
By Carey Gillam - An advocacy group seeking a ban on the world's most widely used herbicide said Wednesday it is launching a U.S. public testing project to gather data on detectable levels of the herbicide in drinking water, human urine and breast milk.
UMF hosts annual Fiddlehead Festival
Sun Journal - 4/21/2015.
The return of spring signals fishermen and foragers to head out in pursuit of brook trout and fiddleheads. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, the fourth annual Maine Fiddlehead Festival will celebrate those local food traditions.
Buyers club connects community to local food market
Seacoast Online - 4/16/2015.
By Donna Buttarazzi - When Arundel mom Bryce Lenzen decided she needed to start feeding her family better, she took her usual approach to new ideas; she wrangled together a group of friends and launched a project that would help them all buy locally sourced, organic, and non-GMO food at a good price.
'Passionate about food and how food affects people'
Keep Me Current - 4/15/2015.
By Faith Gillam - Kelsey Herrington [from MOFGA certified organic Two Farmers Farm] can be seen, rain or shine, just about every Saturday morning from May through November at her farm’s stall at the Kennebunk Farmers’ Market. Her tables are piled high with an amazing variety of fresh vegetables and herbs, from crisp heads of lettuce, radishes and heirloom tomatoes to multiple kinds of kale and squash.
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