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Bangor Daily News

Portland botanist takes another shot at launching natural pesticide formula
Bangor Daily News
Jacomijn Schravesande-Gardei, MOFGA's associate director of crops, said in an email she could not provide information about whether or how many similar products also received that approval. White said he's still awaiting EPA approval for the diluted, ...


Maine organic farmers group aims to set up $3 million training fund
Press Herald
It's the largest single monetary gift MOFGA has ever received. The grant comes with a challenge: The Partridge Foundation will give another $1 million if MOFGA can raise $1 million on its own by the end of 2015. Ted Quaday, MOFGA's executive director ...

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WCSH-TV

MOFGA receives $1 million gift to help train more new farmers
Bangor Daily News
“Partridge Foundation is proud to seed MOFGA's work in encouraging a new generation of organic farmers,” the statement read. “The matching grant format of our award promotes both our founder Polly Guth's deep interest in healthful food and farming in ...
Financial gift to help Maine farmers flourishWCSH-TV
Organic farmers receive financial boostWMTW Portland
Maine Organic Farmers Group Launches Endowment DriveMaine Public Broadcasting

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At Arundel's Frinklepod Farm, fowl offer a fair measure of pest control
Press Herald
Still, if they ever have extra money, they haven't ruled out applying for MOFGA certification. Right now, Frinklepod Farm is at the peak of the summer harvest with standbys like tomatoes, green beans, garlic and squash coming out of the field, so there ...


Bangor Daily News

Fried cheese and a farmers' market topping
Bangor Daily News
Lor Farm of Thorndike is a MOFGA certified organic dairy and creamery that makes yogurt and cheese in their licensed creamery on the farm. Among those cheeses is their signature halloumi, a Cypriot frying cheese — a personal favorite of mine. Aktan ...

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West Athens farm's herbal medicine business growing in more ways than one
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The children, now all grown up now, are a big part of the business, which is an organic grower and processor certified by MOFGA — the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association. Daughter Rosa Rosario, 35, who with her husband Adam, 32, run The ...

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Pesto, in all its summer glory, shouldn't be put off
Press Herald
Eric Sideman, crop specialist for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), saw the pathogen on most Maine farms he visited last summer. Worse, it has no real remedy and seems here to stay. So that's why my community-garden basil ...


Lewiston Sun Journal

Louise M. Gratienne Pare
Lewiston Sun Journal
A member of MOFGA for many years, Louise was a meticulous, avid and prolific organic gardener and composter, who enjoyed sharing her bounty with family and friends. Her gardens were ones to be envied, as was her green thumb. She also grafted fruit ...


  

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