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MOFGA pursues their mission in many ways, primarily through the activities listed on the masthead above:
Founded in 1971, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) has grown from a loose affiliation of farmers and gardeners committed to growing healthy, chemical free food, to an internationally recognized advocate for food production that enhances and protects the ecological as well as economic vitality of rural communities.
While MOFGA's key constituency consists of farmers and gardeners, MOFGA helps food producers of all kinds adopt organic practices. One of the oldest and largest organic organizations in the country, MOFGA has over 4,000 individual, family and business members and possesses extensive education, research and policy experience on a complete range of organic as well as non-organic farming and gardening issues.
MOFGA's Mission statement: The mission of the association is to help farmers and gardeners grow organic food, to protect the environment, and to recycle natural resources; to increase local food production, to support rural communities, and to encourage sustainable farm economies; and to illuminate for consumers the connections between healthful food, environmentally sound farming practices, and vital local economies.
Volunteer leadership, the dedication and idealism of MOFGA's members, as well as a grass-roots approach to education, demonstration and change, serve as the foundation for the organization's increasingly successful programs and events. Through Farming and Gardening Technical Services as well as Agricultural Education and Special Events, MOFGA seeks to provide the assistance, support and training that organic farmers and gardeners need to grow healthy food in an ecologically sound manner. Equally dedicated to helping consumers understand the economic, social and ecological benefits of supporting local growers, MOFGA runs a Public Policy and Consumer Awareness Program. The organization is perhaps best known for the Common Ground Country Fair, a celebration of ecologically sustainable practices that draws over 50,000 visitors each year. MOFGA's new Common Ground Education Center, located at the heart of Maine's farm country in Unity, is now serving as a permanent site for the Fair, as well as a wonderful year-round venue for all of the group's activities.
The Common Ground Country Store catalog and order form are available on-line
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Common Ground Country Fair
PO Box 170
Unity, ME 04988
(Our physical location is the Crosby Brook Road in Unity; package deliveries should be sent to this address at the same zip code.)
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