Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

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Read about MOFGA staff, board members, the Fair, volunteers, MOFGA members and more!

Thanks to Harraseeket Inn and Donors

MOFGA’s March 16 celebration of women in organic agriculture sold out and was a huge success. Thanks to Chip and Nancy Gray and the staff of the Harraseeket Inn for their generosity in hosting the dinner, including providing delicious local and organic food to 200 attendees. Thanks also to the sponsors and host committee, listed below. This event highlighted so many great relationships in the organic farming community – as speakers Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Amanda Beal remarked.


Meet MOFGA Volunteer Jo Ann Myers

June 2019

Jo Ann Myers comes from a farm family in northeastern Connecticut and spent a rather peripatetic lifestyle living in Alaska, Washington state and Kentucky while working on rural health systems. After that she and her husband, Wayne, finally landed in Waldoboro on the farm named after JoAnn's French Canadian ancestors, Beau Chemin Preservation Farm. Beau Chemin means "beautiful path," which certainly describes Myers' journey.


Marta Łaszkiewicz – Operations Assistant for MOFGA Certification Services, LLC

June 2019

Marta Łaszkiewicz is the operations assistant for MOFGA Certification Services (MCS), LLC. She grew up in the suburbs of Pennsylvania and then, at College of the Atlantic, immersed herself in studying natural horsemanship, languages and sustainable energy. Her passion for the environment led her to New Hampshire, where she managed a small farm. When she moved to Waldo County, she began working at Chase Farm and was later hired by MOFGA. Łaszkiewicz is passionate about the environment, local food and farming. She also loves animals, especially her two horses, two cats and two dogs.

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