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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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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 more opportunity for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm
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Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm in Waldoboro. Barbara grows a variety of MOFGA-certified organic heirloom vegetables and fruits, including the raspberries shown here earlier this season. (Now the clamshell would be full!) Her products are offered at a number of local restaurants, at her farmstand on Duckpuddle Road, and at the Waldoboro and Westbrook farmers’ markets. Visit her website and her Facebook page to learn more. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Study: contaminant-caused diseases costly
Portland Press Herald - 2/6/2009.
Childhood diseases caused by exposure to lead, air pollution and other contaminants cost an estimated $380.9 million each year in Maine, according to study to be released today by a University of Maine researcher. The report is believed to be the first to place a price on childhood environmental health in Maine, and it comes as the state is working to reduce lead poisonings and regulate hazardous chemicals in children's products.
Opportunity knocks when it comes to a local food economy
Common Dreams - 2/6/2009.
Community-based agriculture has the potential for creating jobs, developing small business entrepreneurships and keeping precious dollars in the community.
Vilsack sets the table (for nutrition)
Grist - 2/6/2009.
It's official: Nutrition will play a big role in reform at the USDA.
Churches find fulfillment through farms
Bangor Daily News - 2/6/2009.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Three years ago, members of the First Universalist Church bought 15 shares in Hatchet Cove Farm in Warren. Every Sunday after worship services during the summer of 2006, shareholders gathered for fellowship and to collect their fresh produce.
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