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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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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
British Columbia municipalities pass resolution for GE-free province
The Cornucopia Institute - 9/25/2013.
By tamara-leigh, AgCanada.com - Leaders of regional and municipal governments from across British Columbia have adopted a resolution asking the provincial government to declare B.C. a genetically-modified organism-free area with respect to all plant and animal species.
Beyond the Birds and the Bees
The Cornucopia Institute - 9/25/2013.
By Scott Black, The Xeres Society - Portland, Oregon: A report released today by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation moves the spotlight from the risks neonicotinoids pose to bees to the impacts of neonicotinoids to invertebrates such as earthworms or lady beetles.
Love for organic, or hate of conventional: What drives consumer choice?
Food Navigator USA - 9/25/2013.
By Nathan Gray - As consumer demand for local and organic products grow, new research asks whether it a love for these characteristics or a hate for 'conventional' food is driving purchases.
French Wine Test Finds Pesticides in Each of 92 Bottles Analyzed
Bloomberg - 9/25/2013.
By Rudy Ruitenberg - Laboratory testing of 92 French wines from across the country found pesticide traces in every bottle, including those made from organically-grown grapes, consumer organization UFC-Que Choisir reported. [Six of 10 organic wines has residues close to zero; contamination of others may have come from neighboring farms, according to the article.]
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September 1 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Seed Saving and Crop Diversity

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