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.
Please join MOFGA in meeting this exciting challenge!
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Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
PO Box 170
Unity, ME 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME
Know Your Organic Producers!
Meet Cecil Linscott Jr. and Ann Wilson of White Orchard Farm in Frankfort. This MOFGA certified organic farm produces unpasteurized and unhomogenized whole milk, skim milk and cream – in glass bottles – and yogurt. Find White Orchard milk products at the Blue Hill Coop, Good Tern in Rockland, Natural Living Center in Bangor, Bucksport Bakeshop, and Marsh Stream Coop in Brooks.
Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!
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September 3 - MOFGA Farm Training Project workshop: Next Steps - From Apprentice to Farmer
5 p.m., Whatley Farm, Topsham. MOFGA journeypersons share their insights and enthusiasm about how they are managing their first few years farming independently. Several key service providers will discuss how their programs can help. If you are considering farming for a living, please come and contribute to this important discussion. More Information.
September 5 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show
10 to 11 a.m., WERU, 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org
September 6 - Seed Saving Workshop with Will Bonsall
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Deer Isle Hostel, Deer Isle, Maine. $40 (lunch included). Early registration recommended. Sponsored by MOFGA. Details.
September 6 - Seed Saving 101 & The Scattered Seed Project
Saturday, 4 p.m., Blue Hill Library (Howard Room), Blue Hill. Free. Presented by Deer Isle Hostel; co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library and MOFGA. Information.
September 9 - MOFGA Farm Training Project workshop: Seed Saving
5 p.m., Seven Tree Farm, Vassalboro. Roberta Bailey of Fedco Seeds operates the 18-acre Seven Tree Farm. Learn about interplanting seed crops in gardens or field plots, using by-products of the crop for food production or value-added products to sell, and basic seed saving and plant genetics, crop nutrition, rotations, isolations, and how to harvest and dry seed. More information.
September - 19, 20 and 21 - MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine.
September 27 - Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change
Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m., Memorial Hall at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Celebrate 70 years of Heifer International's work. Refreshments, displays, and a musical program with guest Kate Schrock. Visit the MOFGA table. Register at www.heifer.org/communities or call 877-243-4337 (877.A.HEIFER). Information: email@example.com
October 11 to 13 - MOFGA's Nose To Tail Pork Processing Workshop
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday through Monday. Full - registration closed.
October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day
Saturday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m., rain or shine. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of diversified perennial agriculture. Bring apples for identification. Details.
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