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Goranson Farm Wins Award

May 9, 2019

Congratulations to Goranson Farm for receiving the 2019 Community Farm Champion Award from Source. Presented by Lee Auto Malls in collaboration with MOFGA, the award celebrates the third-generation farm, which has been MOFGA-certified organic for 20 years. Jan Goranson, Rob Johanson and their sons, Carl and Goran, work the diversified farm, which uses solar power and draft horses. Read more at


Adam Tomash

December 31, 1943 - April 28, 2019

Adam Tomash of West Gardiner died peacefully at home on April 28th after a full and authentic life. He was one of MOFGA's first certified organic growers. Adam had a curious and wide-ranging intellect. He worked on and off for many years for Fedco Seeds, first as its seed-packing manager and subsequently as its manager of Moose Growers Supply.


Congratulations, Russell Libby Scholarship Winners

April 25, 2019

Three $1,500 agricultural scholar awards, generously supported by Lee Auto Malls, are awarded annually by Source (Portland Press Herald) in partnership with MOFGA and in honor of the late Russell Libby. Kathryn Brayson won the Maine high school senior scholarship. She hopes to study animal science at UMaine and eventually become a veterinarian. Kelsey Herrington of Two Farmers Farm in Scarborough won the MOFGA journeyperson award and will put the funding toward a mechanical root harvester. Zabet NeuCollins won the teacher, school or education center award. A gardener, educator and community outreach coordinator for the Women's Health Resource Library, which started the community-wide project Incredible Edible Milbridge in Washington County, she'll use the money for materials for a children's garden. Read more at


Organic Producer Katheryn Langelier Honored

April 25, 2019

Congratulations to Katheryn Langelier of Herbal Revolution Farm & Apothecary, LLC, a MOFGA-certified organic farm in Union. Langelier is receiving the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2019 Home Based Business of the Year Award for Maine and New England. According to the SBA, "Herbal Revolution was selected for this award because of its sustained and continuing growth, the owner's commitment to its products, and for the community contributions of Ms. Langelier." She will be honored at the 2019 SBA Small Business Awards Celebration on May 15 in Freeport. Read more at