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Bangor Daily News

Time to pick up your winter farm share and get some healthy recipes, too
Bangor Daily News
Just because b-r-r-r it's wicked cold outside doesn't mean you can't still get fresh produce at your local farmers' market. Au contraire. For instance, at Goranson Farm, a third-generation certified organic farm in Dresden, Maine, you can still sign up ...


Calendar Listings for the Week beginning December 7
Freepress Online
Kitchen Licensing Workshop at MOFGA in Unity, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Held in the Common Ground Education Center of Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. For farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale. Lunch is included. $35 ...


Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Home-food processing for resale class set for Dec. 7
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will hold a workshop for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Licensing ...


Mount Desert Islander

Students to join medical mission
Mount Desert Islander
Frost plans to major in organic chemistry at the University of Maine at Orono starting next year. The Hancock County Medical Mission was founded in 1989 to serve the unmet medical needs of people in Latin America during yearly two-week mission trips ...


The Hill (blog)

To meet skyrocketing demand for organic products, nation's farmers need a better toolkit
The Hill (blog)
While the establishment of this program was a vital step forward in support of organic production, the OREI program has not received a funding increase in the past decade. Yet, during that time frame, the number of certified organic operations has ...


fiddleheadfocus.com

Organic Farm wins award for new potato
fiddleheadfocus.com
BRIDGEWATER, Maine — Wood Prairie Family Farm in Aroostook County, Maine, has won a 2018 Green Thumb Award for The Organic Potato Plant Detective, named one of the two best new edible plant introductions in the United States. Honored in the Edible ...

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fiddleheadfocus.com

Organic Farm wins award for new potato
fiddleheadfocus.com
The farm continues to be centered on the production and direct-marketing of MOFGA-Certified Organic seed potatoes and vegetable and grain seed. “We're thrilled to have won this Green Thumb Award from the DGA,” said Caleb Gerritsen. “This marks the ...

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Press Herald

Fresh greens from Maine hydroponic farms are an unguilty pleasure
Press Herald
But farmers and others debate whether hydroponics systems can be categorized as organic. The USDA's regulations are fuzzy about them at best, explains Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's (MOFGA) crop specialist Eric Sideman. Some third ...


Press Herald

Fresh greens from Maine hydroponic farms are an unguilty pleasure
Press Herald
The operation has been certified organic by Organic Certifiers Inc. in California. Springworks' greens are harvested from their floating rafts in late afternoon for early morning delivery the following day. “The short turnaround of local distribution ...


Seattle Times

'Organic' eggs don't require chickens to have open-air pens, USDA says
Seattle Times
The USDA killed an Obama rule that would have lowered the legal requirements for poultry farms to win legal claims against the large meat companies that contract them to raise chickens. That angered rural farm groups, which noted that the farm belt ...

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The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Rule giving chickens room to run shelved with USDA organics rule
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Less than a third of those, or about 14.6 million hens, are certified organic — roaming free, with some access to the outdoors, and fed only on grains raised without conventional pesticides or fertilizers. Organic eggs now fill the refrigerators of ...

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Press Herald

Maine farmers raising turkeys in record numbers
Press Herald
The department doesn't track precisely how many Maine farmers are raising turkeys, but estimates 35 raise turkeys for more than just personal use, or as Bergeron put it, more than 10. “We're on a real upswing in the last five to 10 years,” Bergeron ...

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Freepress Online

Sunday in Unity — Great Maine Apple Day at MOFGA
Freepress Online
The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Fedco and University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place this Sunday, October 15, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common ...


Bangor Daily News

MOFGA prepares for first solar-powered Common Ground Fair
Bangor Daily News
... the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's 41st annual Common Ground Fair will greet fairgoers with all of their favorite tried and true attractions when it opens in Unity for three days, starting Sept. 22. But something about this year ...

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