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The Great Maine Apple Day: Learn, Taste, Share, Enjoy!
October 25, noon to 4 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture. The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Admission is $2 for MOFGA members and $4 for nonmembers. More information.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Earth Day Work Day at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center
MOFGA Announcements - 3/31/2009.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host a spring volunteer work party at its Common Ground Education Center in Unity on Saturday, April 18th. Activities will run from 9:00am to 3:00 pm.
Root cause of milk price crash studies
Bangor Daily News - 3/31/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Maine dairy farmers are joining their colleagues across the country in rebutting claims that a glut of milk is causing the current milk price collapse. They are instead blaming a broken dairy pricing system and massive imports as the root causes.
Protect kids from effects of pesticides
Bangor Daily News - 3/31/2009.
Op-ed by Heather Spalding – The ubiquitous spread of pesticide residues is cause for alarm and public education, and yet access to information about pesticide use in Maine is complicated and challenging. Fortunately, the Legislature has an opportunity to establish a simple, comprehensive system to ensure notification of residents most at risk from pesticides drift.
Farmers leery of food bills in D.C.
Bangor Daily News - 3/30/2009.
Russell Libby, executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, had three key bits of advice for farmers gathered in Unity on Saturday: 1. The information being circulated, mainly through the Internet, about food security bills being proposed in Washington is not accurate; 2. New food safety regulations could be both a blessing and a curse for Maine’s small farmers; 3. Plant melons.
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October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

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