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

Join the 2019 Volunteer Team and Make a Difference at Common Ground

Do you love the Common Ground Country Fair? Maybe you’ve been coming each year since you were young, or maybe you volunteered for a few shifts last year and want to do so again. We are looking for some dedicated individuals to join our volunteer team. Each year many individuals work hard to ensure that the different pieces of the Fair run smoothly. From the parking lots to the kitchen to the speakers’ tents, volunteers take the lead. Do you love wool and yarn, are you up for taking on a shift in the parking lot, or are you excited about alternative ways to get to the Fair? Perhaps you’ve volunteered many times in a particular area and are interested in becoming one of our hardworking area coordinators, organizing volunteers and scheduling events in a particular area of the Fair. Current area coordinator openings are posted at www.mofga.org/The-Fair/Fair-Volunteers. Whatever your interests, you can have a positive impact on the Fair. Online volunteer registration will open in early June. Contact Andrew Graham, MOFGA’s community engagement coordinator, at agraham@mofga.org or 207-568-4142 with any questions.

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MOFGA Continues to Push for Policies to Support Organic Producers

September 9, 2019

We've been working hard to advocate for policies to support you as an organic producer and want to let you know what we've been up to. There are several policy updates here and work is ongoing. We encourage you to read through these updates and be in touch with any questions or comments. Photo: MOFGA's executive director Sarah Alexander delivers petitions to Senator Susan Collins

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Spotlight on Winslow Farm in Falmouth

August 29, 2019

Blueberry season is on the downhill slide now, but there is still time to visit Winslow Farm in Falmouth. Farm Manager Max Boudreau, along with family, staff and volunteers, run this beautiful farm that provides pick your own MOFGA certified organic high-bush blueberries and all of the organic vegetables you could want. "The farm is a constantly evolving system that incorporates community-centered natural farming with homesteading practices and permaculture techniques with the vision of creating a sustainable experience for our family and community" – Winslow Farm. Stop by and visit their Flower Shop/Farm Stand - open everyday except Monday!

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Meet MOFGA Volunteer Logan Johnston

September 2019

Logan Johnston is a farmer, former book publisher, musician and, most importantly to him, he is civically engaged. The many hats he wears or has worn in his hometown of Gardiner speaks to that commitment to his community. Johnston and his wife, Phyllis Gardiner, run Oaklands Farm, currently a commercial cow-calf operation on land that has been in Gardiner’s family since the 1750s. In 1990, when the family dairy closed, they were tasked with planning the future of the farm.

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Updating and Revising MOFGA’s Bylaws

September 1, 2019

MOFGA’s board of directors has been working for the last several years to update the organization’s bylaws to reflect how MOFGA works today. Proposed changes are coming to the membership for a formal vote at a special meeting at the Farmer to Farmer conference at Point Lookout in Northport on Sunday, November 3 at 7 p.m. This article is meant to provide background on why the changes are being proposed and what they mean for MOFGA.

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