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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.
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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

Thank you to all who have joined us so far in talking about MOFGA's Vision, Values and Mission. There's still plenty of work ahead, and there are a couple of opportunities for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm
in Waldoboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm in Waldoboro. Barbara grows a variety of MOFGA-certified organic heirloom vegetables and fruits, including the raspberries shown here earlier this season. (Now the clamshell would be full!) Her products are offered at a number of local restaurants, at her farmstand on Duckpuddle Road, and at the Waldoboro and Westbrook farmers’ markets. Visit her website and her Facebook page to learn more. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Seed collectors toil to preserve genetic diversity
Kennebec Journal - 3/14/2010.
By Mechele Cooper – Sam Birch's favorite heirloom seed is called Jacob's Cattle, which produces mottled white-and-maroon-splotched beans. The retired Cony High School science teacher has saved heirloom seeds for 20 years -- he now grows more than 300 varieties of beans at his home in Whitefield -- and is enthralled with their beauty.
Websites that connect would-be farmers to land are blooming
Grist - 3/12/2010.
By Bonnie Azab Powell – A new website called the Midwest Farm Connection aims to connect new farmers with established farmland owners, and to the resources they need to get a sustainable operation up and running -- from small-business advice to lists of possible funding sources.
Nanotoxicity in regulatory vacuum
Institute for Science in Society - 3/10/2010.
By Dr. Mae-Wan Ho – A vast and rapidly expanding array of engineered nano-products floods the consumer market unregulated as evidence of toxicities accumulate.
Going toque to toque
Portland Press Herald - 3/10/2010.
By Meredith Goad – South Portland: Lindsay Bradeen has decided it's time to "go big or go home." "'Into the Flow' for 500," she says confidently. "There you go, the biggie," replies Chef Geoffrey Boardman, Bradeen's teacher, coach and the culinary version of Alex Trebek. Boardman reads the "Jeopardy"-style question Bradeen has chosen from the board: "From top to bottom, what order should duck, ground beef, salmon and strawberries be stored?" Ding! Bradeen's team hits the bell by the time the word "salmon" comes out of the coach's mouth.
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