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- Michael Pollan

The Partridge Challenge
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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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

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 there are a couple of opportunities 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!

Search for local certified-organic food on MOFGACertification.org.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
‘Organic' One Of The Most Confusing Labels, Report Says
Forbes - 7/17/2013.
By Beth Hoffman - The label “organic” is one of the most confusing for consumers, says a new report by the Natural Foods Merchandiser.
People Don't Understand What 'Organic' Means, But They Want It Anyway
Forbes - 7/17/2013.
By Beth Hoffman - It all began back in 2008 when Jo-Ellen Pozner, an Assistant Professor in the Management of Organizations Group at University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, saw an episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8.
Last dairy farm in Orrington honored by state’s Department of Agriculture
Bangor Daily News - 7/17/2013.
By Nok-Noi Ricker - Orrington: The town’s 225th Old Home Week birthday celebration extends until Sunday and ends with a visit by the state’s commissioner of agriculture to honor the Howard family – the last farmers in town to milk cows for a living.
Boycott Monsanto! Live in the Garden of Eden with fruits and vegetables grown from organic heirloom seeds
Natural News - 7/17/2013.
In a movement to prevent the total decimation of ancient grains and heirloom varieties of fruits, vegetables and flowers, seed banks are sprouting around the globe, storing the wealth of thousands of varieties of heirloom seeds still in existence.
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