Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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Take the pledge!

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Take the pledge!

Take the pledge!

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2019 Common Ground Country Fair
2019 Common Ground Country Fair

2019 Common Ground Country Fair

2019 Common Ground Country Fair

2019 Common Ground Country Fair

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Find organic food
Find organic food

Find organic food

Find organic food

Find organic food

Buy organic AND local!
Support our public policy work
Support our public policy work

Support our public policy work

Support our public policy work

Support our public policy work

By watchdogging our public policy, MOFGA protects the health and longevity of all farming and food production in Maine.
MOFGA's Farm Training Project Workshops
MOFGA's Farm Training Project Workshops

MOFGA's Farm Training Project...

MOFGA's Farm Training Project Workshops

MOFGA's Farm Training Project Workshops

Weekly events, May through September 2019
Our Vision
Our Vision

Our Vision

Our Vision

Our Vision

MOFGA envisions a future of healthy ecosystems, communities, people and economies sustained by the practices of organic agriculture.
MOFGA Events
MOFGA Events

MOFGA Events

MOFGA Events

MOFGA Events

MOFGA holds events every month – January through December
MOFGA loves organic vegetables
MOFGA loves organic vegetables

MOFGA loves organic vegetables

MOFGA loves organic vegetables

MOFGA loves organic vegetables

Buy organic AND local … and delicious!
Got Organic Milk?
Got Organic Milk?

Got Organic Milk?

Got Organic Milk?

Got Organic Milk?

These beauties live on Chase’s Organic Dairy Farm in Mapleton. Where does your organic milk come from?

Value Added Diverse Dairy

August 21, 2019 – Wednesday, 5 p.m. at Toddy Pond Farm, Monroe. In recent decades, many small dairy farms have had to “get big or get out” as the rising cost of operating a small scale, pasture-based dairy has grown beyond economic sustainability. In order to become profitable, many producers have gotten creative - by diversification, value-added production and innovative marketing strategies. Toddy Pond Farm is a small, diversified, family-run dairy operation of grass-fed Jersey and Guernsey cows in Monroe. See how farmers Greg and Heide Purinton-Brown have designed the business model of the farm to ensure long-term economic sustainability. They produce yogurt, kefir, cheese and ice cream, along with honey, fermented vegetables, sausages, sheep, Gloucestershire Old Spots, meat chickens and eggs. They recently added a new cheese cave to make cave aged cheese and salami. Learn about their marketing strategies for this diversified operation and how the different aspects of the farm complement each other. Potluck to follow.

Beginner Beekeeping at Hurricane Valley Farm

September 14, 2019 – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hurricane Valley Farm, Rte 100 (Grey Road), Falmouth, Maine. Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members. Co-hosted with Cultivating Community.  Join us for an introductory workshop on beekeeping at Cultivating Community’s new incubator farm in West Falmouth. Learn about the basics of beekeeping and strategies for preparing hives for winter from Master Beekeeper and owner of Cooper’s Apiaries Mark Cooper, and then try your hand at extracting honey! Bring a bagged lunch. Contact events@mofga.org with questions. REGISTRATION

Meet Geese, Goats, and More at Hostile Valley Living

August 27, 2019 – Tuesday, 6 p.m., Hostile Valley Living, 169 Upper Hostile Valley Rd., Liberty, Maine 04949. Hostile Valley Farm is a 93-acre homestead in Liberty. When Kirsten Lie-Nielsen and Patrick Jackson first moved there in the spring of 2016, the farm had been abandoned for over twenty years. Over the course of three years the couple has made the barn a comfortable home for their dairy goats, two dozen geese, flock of chickens and guinea fowl, and pair of pigs. They've returned the fields to open land for haying and future orchards, vineyards, and crops, and are working on clearing a few additional acres and adding ponds for their waterfowl. Using their own manpower and working smartly with their livestock, they also maintain a large personal vegetable garden. Donations to support this and other MOFGA programming are accepted at the door. For more information, contact Anna Libby.