Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

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MOFGA Seeks Kitchen Manager and Food Liaison

June 13, 2018 – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) seeks an enthusiastic and energetic individual to manage and maintain the Common Kitchen, food donations and work with fair staff to coordinate food at the Common Ground Country Fair. This is a year-round, part-time position based in the town of Unity, Maine. A detailed job description is available here. Candidates for the position should submit pdf applications (including a cover letter, resume and three professional references) to: The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications in the beginning of July. The position will remain open until MOFGA finds the ideal candidate.

MOFGA Awards Business Development Grants

June 4, 2018 – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), thanks to support from the John Merck Fund, is awarding $3,000 grants to each of three MOFGA-certified organic businesses: Turtle Rock Farm in Brunswick, Ripley Farm in Dover-Foxcroft and Left Field Farm in Bowdoinham. The funding will enable these businesses to access technical and consulting services to increase their sales to wholesale markets. In addition, MOFGA has partnered with Slow Money Maine, which will support two additional applicants at $1,500 each: Two Farmers Farm in Saco and Morning Dew Farm in Newcastle.

Chris Grigsby – Director, MOFGA Certification Services, LLC

June 1, 2018 – Chris Grigsby was born in Waterville and raised in Southern Maine. After college he settled in the Portland area, working for seafood and produce distributors before relocating to the Midcoast with his wife and son and beginning work as general manager at the Belfast Co-op. Moving from retail back to his wholesale roots, Chris joined the team at Crown O' Maine as operations director before joining MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) in December 2016. He and his family homestead in Appleton.


Experience the Joy of Learning by Doing at Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

This year, Farm & Homestead Day will take place on Saturday, June 23, beginning with "tea and crumpets" at 9 a.m. and followed by over 40 unique, participatory workshops. Explore all aspects of working with fiber: From sheep to shawl, learn to shear, wash, card, spin and weave! Shake cream into butter and grind wheat into flour. Make kimchi, farm fresh cheese or bean hole beans. 

Congratulations to …

March 1, 2018

We congratulate Wood Prairie Family Farm in Aroostook County, Maine, and Johnny's Selected Seeds in Albion, Maine