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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!

Garth Douston and Margaret McCollough. Photo by Danielle Walczak

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Garth Douston and Margaret McCollough of Sweet Thyme Farm in Arundel. This MOFGA-certified organic farm produces vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and cut flowers, which it sells at the North Berwick and Saco farmers' markets. "Local, certified organic, friendly, diversified and ecologically minded farming is the name of our game," say the farmers. Keep up with Sweet Thyme on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Michael Pollan: Health reform will create a dieting revolution
Alternet - 9/14/2009.
By Michael Pollan, The New York Times – To listen to President Obama’s speech on Wednesday night, or to just about anyone else in the health care debate, you would think that the biggest problem with health care in America is the system itself – perverse incentives, inefficiencies, unnecessary tests and procedures, lack of competition, and greed.
Maine Fare: “Telling the Maine Food Story”
Plating Up (Maine Food and Lifestyle) - 9/14/2009.
Maine Fare discussion panels held on Sunday at the Knox Mill in Camden were dynamic. The panel entitled “Telling the Maine Food Story” was moderated by Don Lindgren of Rabelais Books in Portland.
Preserving her roots
Kennebec Journal - 9/13/2009.
By Kathleen Kahler – Troy: Pop. Pop. Pop, pop. The sweetest sound in the world, my sister says. She’s been home-canning for years, and still thrills to the audible ping as the jars’ contents cools enough to suck in the button and seal the rim of the lid to the jar.
Farm life agrees with Ethiopian girl
Kennebec Journal - 9/13/2009.
By Betty Jespersen – Clinton: Ten-year-old Selam Heinrich only has been in the United States for a year, but she has taken to farm life with a passion. On Saturday at the annual Clinton Lions Club Agricultural Fair, this shy girl from Ethiopia was among about a dozen members of the Brass Knobs 4-H Working Steer Club who were putting their young animals through their paces to impress the judges.
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