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'If You're So Proud of This Technology, Put It on the Label' | FAIR
FAIR
"If we're going to tell people that they are voting with their dollars...you have to give them all the information."

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Bangor Daily News

Thinking like a desert farmer helps Maine grower cope with drought
Bangor Daily News
According to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, effects are showing. “Vegetable folks are ... Their losses will be mainly in lost revenue due to decreased sales,” said Dave Colson, MOFGA's director of agricultural services. At ...

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Common Dreams (press release)

Report Finds Toxins/Carcinogens in Popular Brands of Toothpaste ...
Common Dreams (press release)
The latest report by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, uncovers serious problems in cosmetics industry regulations. Regulatory ...

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Gloucester Goings On
Gloucester Daily Times
Different weekly themes include: Marine Technology & Robotics, Lobster Tails, Coastal Explorers Sailing Adventures, Coastal Explorers Science Adventures, Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Maine, Coastal Explorers Voyagers, and Science Exploration Through ...


Auburn Citizen

Black Brook Farm, of Skaneateles and Seneca Falls, offers certified organic, flavorful produce
Auburn Citizen
The original farm was certified organic 20 years ago and has been supplying the independent restaurants in that section of the Finger Lakes for years: Among them are Belhurst Castle in Geneva, Woody's Cafe in Canandaigua, Warfield's in Clifton Springs ...


Get your axe in gear at MOFGA meetup
Press Herald
“Latch onto tools from the past and the present that will help us shape our future.” So says a press release from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association promoting next week's Maine Axe and Saw Meetup in Unity. The event celebrates Maine's ...


Maine Axe and Saw Meetup scheduled for Aug. 20-21 in Unity
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
20-21, at the Maine Axe and Saw Meetup. This gathering is sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and will take place at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. It will provide ample opportunities to work with and ...


Press Herald

Full-time young Maine farmers get the lay of the land - The Portland ...
Press Herald
For the first time, neither has an outside job but they're making a go of their growing business in Palmyra.

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Press Herald

Southern Maine's drought is hurting some vegetable and fruit crops ...
Press Herald
Consumers will find plenty of produce at farmers markets in August, but some crops may be stunted or less available.

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Press Herald

Ployes find a new audience – vegan eaters
Press Herald
Vassalboro-based Fiddler's Green Farm is launching a certified organic ployes mix made with Maine-grown tartary buckwheat flour. “It's a heritage flour more traditional for northern Maine than the Japanese buckwheat flour that has a larger presence in ...


How a federal soil bank program in Maine helped preserve farmland for decades
Bangor Daily News
“They have not been treated with chemicals, so are ready to be certified for organic crops.” Having that land in CRP does make the transition easier when moving into an organic producing system, according to Ted Quaday, executive director of the Maine ...

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The Countryman: Here's to Herb Caen
Daily Bulldog
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is a wild success story of the back-to-the-land movement. But its name ... a farmer's sales. MOFGA has plenty of other conflicts, such as vegetarians vs. people who eat food and purists vs. pragmatists.

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Bangor Daily News

MOFGA's annual celebration of homesteading to teach, delight this weekend
Bangor Daily News
On June 11 at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association at at 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity, Farm and Homestead Day will return to offer hands-on workshops for those interested in learning about farming and homesteading skills. “Farm and ...

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MOFGA's Seed Swap and Scion Exhange set for March 20 in Unity
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
UNITY — The annual Seed Swap and Scion Exchange free event is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. The free event is co-sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, the ...

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MOFGA achieves $3M fundraising goal
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
UNITY — The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association recently announced it has completed its campaign to raise $3 million to support its educational programs through an endowed fund. It is the largest fundraising effort in the organization's ...

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MOFGA events planned for Maine Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will offer presentations and discussion groups covering a range of sustainable agriculture subjects on MOFGA Day, Tuesday, Jan. 12, during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic ...

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