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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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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!

Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods


Know Your Organic Producers!


Meet Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods of A Good Start in Old Orchard Beach, a MOFGA-certified organic farm that produces seedlings. They sell at the Saco River Market. Keep up with A Good Start on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Library program examines how farmers, consumers connect through CSAs
Village Soup - 3/17/2009.
Polly Shyka and Prentice Grassi of Village Farm in Freedom and Tom Griffin of Hope’s Edge Farm in Hope will discuss community supported agriculture at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. They will explain their hopes to connect farms, farmers and consumers throughout the Midcoast.
Readers peck away at chicken issues
Portland Press Herald - 3/16/2009.
Letters – While I was delighted to see Staff Writer Ray Routhier's article on raising chickens ("Bawk this way," March 1), I was very disappointed to see the story end with a recommendation that people buy chicken feed with antibiotics in it.
Seed sales sprouting in Maine
Bangor Daily News - 3/16/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Even as sleet and snow still pelt frozen Maine, sales at the state’s seed companies and distributors are shooting through the roof. They are being pushed by two forces: the growing consumer demand for locally grown food and economic hard times. “Home garden sales are off the wall,” Joann Matuzas, who runs the retail store at Johnny’s Selected Seeds, said Wednesday. “We are up 50 percent, and obviously, the economy has something to do with it.”
Farm keeps alive tradition of tapping trees
Bangor Daily News - 3/16/2009.
By Abigail Curtis – The subfreezing cold one afternoon last week slowed the flow of sap from the Aldermere Farm maple trees, but it couldn’t keep the smile from Kazan Kibler’s face.
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