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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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NEW! Charcuterie Series
January 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6
4 sessions, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Smith's Smokehouse, Monroe, Maine

Join Andy Smith of Smith's Smokehouse and delve into the basics of charcuterie through a series of four workshops. Learn how to create your own charcuterie goods, and potential business, and then dig deep into a variety of curing processes including bacon, bresaola, beef jerky and more! Don't forget to register for this course, we only have 10 spots available. The complete series is $350 for MOFGA members and $400 for non-members. Each session will take place at Smith's Smokehouse; bring your own lunch. If you have any questions, email Anna Mueller at events@mofga.org.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Federal Reserve Puts Its Money on Regional Food Systems
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 8/4/2017.
The Federal Reserve, better known for setting the nation’s monetary policy than promoting locally-grown produce, released a book this week celebrating the growing local and regional farm and food sectors as key drivers of economic and community development. Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities, produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), concludes that one of the best solutions to economic challenges in both rural and urban America is the rebirth of regional food economies.
Want to buy a farm? Maine’s farm real estate is least expensive in the East
Portland Press Herald - 8/4/2017.
By Alan Bjerga and Dominic Carey - Ready to quit the city, buy a farm and live out your rural fantasy? Bargains can be found in South Dakota, but you better move quickly in California, which is getting pricey.
Benefit Corp. DanoneWave Has a Special Pledge for Dairy Farmers
Triple Pundit - 8/4/2017.
By Leon Kaye - DanoneWave, the outcome of Danone’s $12.5 billion acquisition of WhiteWave Foods earlier this year, is now the largest public benefit corporation in the U.S. In addition to its commitment to reduce the number of ingredients in its products, boost water conservation efforts, reduce waste and improve animal welfare, the company now says it wants to build a more sustainable supply chain.
Maine Snapshot Week looks to capture feeling of farmers’ markets
Bangor Daily News - 8/2/2017.
By Lauren Abbate - Farmers’ markets offer more than a place to purchase fresh local produce from the source. It’s a place to connect with your local community, make memories with your family and learn about the local food around you.
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January 9-11 - Maine Agricultural Trades Show

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