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- Albert Howard, The Soil and Health, 1947

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In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Thank you to all who have joined us so far in talking about MOFGA's Vision, Values and Mission. There's still plenty of work ahead, and more opportunity for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Left to right: Melissa Law, Ben Whalen, Abby and Jeff Fisher of Bumbleroot Organic Farm

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Ben Whalen and Melissa Law, who, with Jeff and Abby Fisher, are in their first year of growing vegetables, flowers and herbs at their Bumbleroot Organic Farm in Buxton. This MOFGA-certified organic farm sells at the Saco Farmers' Market, the Kittery Community Market and through its community supported agriculture program. "The four of us share a passion for ensuring that everyone has access to nutritious, locally grown food," they say. "We are very excited to be a part of the Portland area's vibrant food community!" Learn more at on the farm's website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Wedding-bell-peppers
Portland Press Herald - 6/9/2010.
By Meredith Goad – WASHINGTON - Julia Davis and her fiance, Andy McLeod, surveyed their 7,500-square-foot garden in a peaceful meadow, pointing out where they've planted potatoes, squash, cucumbers and onions that are now shooting out of the fine sandy loam like strands of hair on a balding man's head. "Some days it looks big, some days it looks tiny," McLeod, 34, said of the garden. "The days we weed, it looks bigger," added Davis, who is 30.
From farm to TABLE
Bangor Daily News - 6/9/2010.
By Emily Burnham – BLUE HILL - When Jeff Kelly needs to restock his kitchen at his Blue Hill restaurant, Table, he has a lot of traveling to do. There’s asiago cheese from Sonnental Dairy in Smyrna, ricotta and Cheddar from Harmony Mills Farm in Waltham, chicken breasts from Old Ackley Farm in Castine, lamb chops from Aroostook County, mussels plucked from Blue Hill Bay and produce from all over.
Warm gingerbread makes for happy summer memories
Bangor Daily News - 6/9/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – Chocolate has unseated molasses in the past few years as a comfort-food flavoring. Before chewy chocolate chip cookies dominated the cookie jar, there were soft, luscious molasses cookies, and before brownies took over there was gingerbread. I get a real hankering for gingerbread sometimes, and this lovely, cakey one with the crisp top came from my grandma.
How the agrochemical industry turns failure into market opportunity
Grist - 6/9/2010.
By Tom Philpott – Monsanto rolled out seeds genetically engineered to withstand its Roundup herbicide back in the mid-1990s. Today, Roundup Ready crops blanket U.S. farmland. According to USDA figures, 90 percent of soybeans and 60 percent of corn and cotton planted in the United States contain the Roundup-resistant gene.
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