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The Great Maine Apple Day: Learn, Taste, Share, Enjoy!
October 25, noon to 4 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture. The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Admission is $2 for MOFGA members and $4 for nonmembers. More information.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Great taste isn’t enough
Cognoscenti, WBUR - 8/2/2012.
By Kathy Gunst – Several months ago, in an interview with The New York Times, master chef Thomas Keller took a disappointing stance. “With the relatively small number of people I feed, is it really my responsibility to worry about carbon footprint? I think about quality, not geography.” Above all other considerations like sustainability, seasonality and food miles, his priority, he said, is taste.
GMO crops so tough that farmers are turning to Kevlar tires
Autoblog - 8/2/2012.
By Chris Tutor – Farming is one of the most difficult ways to earn a living. You'd think that with all the innovations mankind has developed over the centuries, we could make farmers' lives easier. But as it turns out, sometimes miracles of modern science make things tougher. Take genetically modified organisms (GMO) for instance. As it turns out, corn modified to stand tall and tough against pests is also wreaking havoc on tractor tires.
Region’s big storms likely to intensify, study finds
Portland Press Herald - 8/1/2012.
By North Cairn – Portland: It might come as no surprise in Brownville, but heavy rain and snowstorms have been getting worse in Maine for years. For more than 60 years, actually.
Don’t miss peak produce at the farmers’ market
Portland Press Herald - 8/1/2012.
By Avery Yale Kamila – Here at the height of the summer, Maine's farmers markets present a rainbow of the freshest, tastiest fruits and vegetables. This was the view of one of the stands at the Portland Farmers Market this morning.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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