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In Search of Maine's Oldest Apples with John Bunker
In 1984 he started Fedco Trees and has also served as President of the Board at MOFGA, where he continues to serve as a Board member. He is the author of "Not Far from the Tree", a book outlining the history of apples in Palermo, Maine, and a graduate ...

Press Herald

In search of a greener way to get to the Common Ground Fair in Unity
Press Herald
I had hoped to carpool. I had tried to carpool. Attempts to catch a ride with colleagues failed; our timing didn't sync up. I put out the word that I was looking and that I was willing to split gas and tolls. No takers. I followed a link from the MOFGA ...

From Offshore: After the Fair, Time for a Tender Moment
Freepress Online
It was also here, in this hall, where we gathered two years ago to say our few words at a memorial for MOFGA Executive Director Russell Libby, a man who had been instrumental in making this fair, this building, and to an extent this extended family happen.

A slice of history at the Common Ground Country Fair
Press Herald
One of the most beautiful fair venues is MOFGA's Exhibition Hall, which is a post-and-beam structure designed and raised in 1998 by five Maine-based timber frame companies, similar to Beaudry's. The hall showcases thousands of garden entries ...

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Bangor Daily News

Common Ground fair speakers to tackle the cold and the bugs
Press Herald
York, the first executive director of MOFGA, will speak on Friday at 11 a.m. about the organization's early accomplishments and the momentum that has carried it to where it is today. Boucher said she expects those who remember MOFGA's early days and ...
Common Ground Fair Taking Place This Weekend in UnityFreepress Online
Politics of placeThe Portland Phoenix
Lewiston Sun Journal
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Bangor Daily News

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Sept. 19-21: I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
Bangor Daily News
A full schedule of everything happening throughout the weekend can be found on the MOFGA website. I'll be beelining towards the fried shiitake mushrooms, the farmer's market goodies and the pumpkin milkshakes. great north 5. One of the largest musical ...

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Common Ground Fair speakers to cover event history, permaculture, pesticides
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
York, the first executive director of MOFGA, spoke Friday about the organization's early accomplishments and the momentum that has carried it to where it is today. Falk will deliver the keynote Saturday at the Commons, talking about farm and homestead ...

For Common Ground vendors, is the fair enough?
Press Herald
In 1998 MOFGA moved Common Ground to Unity. Despite the out of the way location, the number of fairgoers increased. In 2007, 62,000 visitors attended, bringing in $300,000 to support MOFGA. But whereas in Windsor, Henderson could run a big purchase ...


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