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Phone: 207-568-4142
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 Join us on Saturday, August 30 for a MOFGA Benefit Night at The Pickup Café & CSA!

The Pickup Café in Skowhegan offers delicious meals prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. They are proud to support more than 40 area farmers and food producers while serving you delectable meals including local meats, veggies, eggs, and more. A generous portion of the proceeds from this special evening will be donated to MOFGA.

BASKET OF MOFGA-CERTIFIED PRODUCE GIVEAWAY & RAFFLE

There will be a free giveaway of a basket of MOFGA-certified produce and a raffle for an organic care package full of MOFGA-certified products! All proceeds will be used to further MOFGA’s educational programs.

The Pickup Café is located at 42 Court Street in Skowhegan, open for dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call 207 474-0708.

We’ll see you there!

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
“Compost Paintings: The Cycle of Life” opens at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery
Bangor Daily News - 5/31/2012.
‘Café des Artistes’ – The exhibit “Compost Paintings: The Cycle of Life” opens Friday June 1 with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street in Belfast, featuring works by Maine artist Ed Nadeau and an interactive installation by Vincent Abaldo.
OSGATA hires new general manager
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association - 5/31/2012.
Washington, Maine: The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association has hired Holli Cederholm as their general manager in charge of technical assistance, organizational development and communications. She joins with experience as an organic farmer, seed grower, seed company professional and freelance writer.
Local activist mothers protest weak standards for chemicals
Kennebec Journal - 5/29/2012.
By Michael Shepherd – A group of Maine mothers and activists took a bus to Washington, D.C., last week to join demonstrations urging tougher federal standards on commercial chemicals. Maine had the largest delegation there out of 31 delegations from states, “and probably the loudest,” said Ginger Jordan-Hillier, of Monmouth. “We had the best signs, too.”
On ‘Dust-Bowlification’ and the grave threat it poses to food security
Climate Progress - 5/28/2012.
By Joe Romm – I do not believe that most Americans – and that includes most policymakers and the media – understand the convergence of the recent scientific literature on the extreme threat posed directly to this country of Dust-Bowlification.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

August 30 - MOFGA Benefit Night at The Pickup Café & CSA

September 3 - MOFGA Farm Training Project workshop: Next Steps - From Apprentice to Farmer

September 5 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

September 6 - Seed Saving Workshop with Will Bonsall

September 6 - Seed Saving 101 & The Scattered Seed Project

September 9 - MOFGA Farm Training Project workshop: Seed Saving

September - 19, 20 and 21 - MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair

September 27 - Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change

October 11 to 13 - MOFGA's Nose To Tail Pork Processing Workshop

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day


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