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Jason Kafka at the Agricultural Trades Show

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Jason Kafka who, with his wife, Barbara, farms MOFGA-certified organic Checkerberry Farm in Parkman. The Kafkas raise vegetables, herbs, flowers and seedlings, which they sell to vendors at the Common Ground Country Fair, Royal River Natural Foods, Barrels Community Market, Wood Prairie Farm, Wolf Pine Farm, other farms, Northern Girl, Crown O' Maine, Farm Fresh Connection, Whole Foods Market, Johnny’s Selected Seeds and Fedco Seeds. Their expertise from more than two decades of organic farming and marketing in Maine often inform and entertain our farming workshops. Jason was also a member-at-large of MOFGA's board, during which time "I did enjoy 12 years of board meeting potlucks," he says. Jason is shown here at the MOFGA booth at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Not just the facts, ma’am: why science alone can’t defeat Big Food’s policy stranglehold
Grist - 5/20/2011.
By Nancy Huehnergarth – Food-reform advocates like to stick to the facts, believing that if they can just construct a rational, air-tight argument, they'll convince the public and transform policy around food. But that's a bit like bringing a butter knife to a sword fight.
Climate change blamed for record Mississippi floods
Environmental News Service - 5/20/2011.
Washington, DC – Human-induced climate change is contributing to the recent heavy rain and ongoing record flooding along the Mississippi River, and we can expect more extreme weather events in the future, according to scientists and adaptation experts on a teleconference held by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Fresh ingredients in maple syrup pie make it perfect spring treat
Bangor Daily News - 5/18/2011.
By Sandy Oliver – Maple syrup pie, made with syrup only a couple months old and eggs laid more plentifully as spring days lengthen, slides into the pie-filling void between the last apples from the previous fall and the first red stalks of rhubarb. The family of sugar and egg pies, often called transparent pies, is a large and distinguished one and includes lemon meringue, vinegar, pecan, chess, shoo-fly and related cousins such as buttermilk and key lime pies.
Flavor from the farm, Maine-style
Bangor Daily News - 5/18/2011.
By Emily Burnham – The slow-moving fog crept in from Penobscot Bay into the lush green fields of Salt Water Farm in Lincolnville. It was May, but it felt more like early April — and inside the well-appointed kitchen and dining room in the post-and-beam barn where Annemarie Ahearn and Ladleah Dunn cook and teach each week, it felt as cozy as a winter’s night.
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