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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine


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Pheonix Obrien
Pheonix Obrien, one of MOFGA's farmers in residence, cultivates just-germinated carrots. Photo by Megan Gardner.


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Our Farmers in Residence, Megan Gardner and Pheonix Obrien, are posting weekly updates about their farming experiences at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center on our Facebook Page. Follow this young couple as they learn and grow.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
The heirloom, pre-Civil War grains at the heart of southern cooking
The Atlantic - 3/18/2012.
By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg – The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable eating, meets two of South Carolina's growers and chefs who are leading the return to 19th-century seeds and methods. Glenn Roberts began growing his own grain in 1998, after observing that many classic southern recipes can't be cooked with contemporary varieties of grains.
Buying club offers local food online
Kennebec Journal - 3/18/2012.
By Mechele Cooper – Gardiner: Supporting local farmers and eating fresh, locally grown organic food are priorities for Veronique Vendette. Vendette, of Gardiner, is a member of an online buying club for locally grown food, the first big project of a grassroots organization that hopes to open a permanent storefront "food hub" downtown.
Maple madness
Maine Sunday Telegram - 3/18/2012.
By Ray Routhier – Maine Maple Sunday has gotten so big that Michael Bryant has to hire a traffic cop to control the congestion caused by the thousands of cars heading to his sugar house in the tiny town of Newfield.
Will pollinators be there when you need them?
Bangor Daily News - 3/17/2012.
By Reeser Manley – Whether this will be your first vegetable gardening season or your 50th, your success with many crops will depend on the timely presence of pollinators. It is hard to imagine a successful gardening season without these industrious insects at work in the garden.
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