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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road
MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.
2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster!
The 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster was unveiled during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show in January. The poster features three Columbian Wyandotte chickens roosting. This uncommon variety is well suited to Maine's climate and is raised for both meat and egg production. Local artist Dwight Gagnon of Benton created the design, which is a delightful and fitting image for the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 22, 23 and 24. The poster is now available online through our MOFGA Store.
Three Columbian Wyandotte chickens appear on the poster for the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair
KIVA LOANS FOR FARMERS
MOFGA has teamed up with Collective Commitments, a new social enterprise working in Maine, to help you access 0% interest loans from Kiva.org for any business purpose.
April 25 - Overwintering and Early Planting
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Six River Farm, Bowdoinham. New MOFGA monthly farm tour series taking place on innovative farms paired with farmer-to-farmer discussions. Information.
May 5 - MOFGA's Common Ground Radio Show
An hour on local food and agriculture. 10 a.m. on 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org
May 6 & 7 - Chainsaw Safety Training
Introductory Course on Saturday, May 6;
Intermediate Course on Sunday, May 7. Information.
May 11 - Kitchen Licensing Workshop
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Designed for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale. Information. Register here.
May 13 - MOFGA Organic Orcharding Workshop: Top Grafting Fruit Trees
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mueller's Fruit Farm, Thorndike. Please bring a bag lunch. Learn to topwork new, disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees with John Bunker. Registration fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members. Register here. More information.
May 17-18 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices
Wednesday & Thursday, MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Two-day immersion course open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming. $100 per day or $150 for both days; Discounts for MOFGA members. Information and course outline or register here.
May 25 - MOFGA Poultry Processing Workshop
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MOFGA's Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity. $75; $60 for MOFGA members. Information and registration.
MOFGA's Strategic Plan
Click here to read our new Mission Statement, Vision, and Organizational Values, along with our Program Goals and Objectives
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