Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association


What’s driving organic sales?

July 16, 2018 – By Tim Linden, The Produce News – Though the rapid growth of organic sales at retail has slowed down, the consumers driving these sales are a committed group and remain passionate about what they eat.

Meet the new head of MOFGA

July 15, 2018 – By Mary Pols, Portland Press Herald – When the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association announced that Sarah Alexander would be its new executive director, we wanted to know more. Who was this highly qualified (relative) newcomer to Maine, how did she get here and what are her plans for MOFGA?

How to control garden pests without chemicals

July 13, 2018 – By Aislinn Sarnacki, Bangor Daily News – With Japanese beetles attacking the beans, worms infiltrating the corn and aphids sapping the life from the tomato plants, a garden can sometimes feel like a battlefield. Instead of spraying plants with synthetic pesticides, organic gardeners are finding creative ways to defend their crops. In many cases these solutions are simple, eco-friendly and effective.

The odd life of the upland sandpiper

July 13, 2018 – By Bob Duchesne, Bangor Daily News – The upland sandpiper may be the most unusual bird you never heard of. Or it may be the most unusual bird you ever heard. Technically, it’s a shorebird, except that you’ll never find it at the shore. Over much of its range – from here to Alaska – it’s a bird of prairies and dry grasslands. In Maine, its favorite habitat is on the blueberry barrens.

The First Somali-Owned Farm Stand Opens In Lewiston

July 13, 2018 – By Patty Wight, Maine Public – The first Somali-owned farm stand opened this week in Lewiston. Two cooperative farms joined together to open the produce stand, which will also features a food truck that serves Somali cuisine. The hope is that the new business at 996 Sabattus Street will help the farmers build capital and foster connection with the wider community. Ten Somali Bantu farmers – four from New Roots farm in Lewiston and six from Isukan farm in Lisbon – banded together to open the produce stand formerly owned by an area farmer who passed away last winter.

Mare's Milk For Health? Europeans Look To Horses For Ancient Remedy

July 12, 2018 – Bu Susanna Forrest, Maine Public – Goat's milk. Sheep's milk. Soy milk. Almond milk. The grocery store shelves these days are filled with alternatives to dairy from cows. But in Europe, interest is growing in milk from a surprising source: horses.