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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine


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2015 Poultry Processing Workshop
Thursday, July 9
MOFGA's Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $75 for non-members; $60 for members
Information: Email Diane Schivera or contact the MOFGA office - (207) 568-4142

Join Diane Schivera, MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist and local farmer Everett Ottinger of Nettie Fox Farm who raised the birds, for a workshop about how to process poultry. In this workshop you will be guided through a safe and humane process for turning live birds into oven ready roasters. We'll discuss poultry management, equipment and food safety concerns. Please bring your favorite kitchen knife, an apron, and a willingness to learn. Each participant will take home a bird.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Five ways to make your dollars make sense
Yes! - 2/15/2012.
By Michael Shuman – Americans’ long-term savings in stocks, bonds, pension, life insurance, and mutual funds total about $30 trillion. But not even 1 percent of these savings touches local small businesses, the source of half the economy’s jobs and output. Is it possible to beat Wall Street’s 5 percent long-term performance by investing in your community? The answer is a resounding yes!
Turn Gold Into Environmental Justice
MOFGA Announcements - 2/14/2012.
Be in solidarity with Salvadoran communities resisting attempts of Canadian and US mining companies to extract gold from Salvadorans' hills.

New Test Results Reveal BPA in Baby Food, Canned Foods
MOFGA Announcements - 2/14/2012.
Maine Moms Petition State to Ban Toxic BPA from Food Supply Call for Enforcement on Baby Food Makers Violating BPA Reporting
An old gardener discovers rhubarb
Bangor Daily News - 2/14/2012.
By Reeser Manley – Each year in Marjorie’s Garden, I like to grow something new. For 2012, rhubarb is the chosen crop, narrowly beating out another perennial vegetable, asparagus. I’m wondering, why this sudden interest in perennial vegetable crops? My only experience with rhubarb is the dessert that gives it the nickname of “pie plant”, so I don’t know if I even like the unadulterated taste of those bright red stems.
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July 7 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Livestock Management

July 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Livestock Management

July 9 - Poultry Processing Workshop

July 14 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Value Added on the Farm

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