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

Left to right: Melissa Law, Ben Whalen, Abby and Jeff Fisher of Bumbleroot Organic Farm

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Ben Whalen and Melissa Law, who, with Jeff and Abby Fisher, are in their first year of growing vegetables, flowers and herbs at their Bumbleroot Organic Farm in Buxton. This MOFGA-certified organic farm sells at the Saco Farmers' Market, the Kittery Community Market and through its community supported agriculture program. "The four of us share a passion for ensuring that everyone has access to nutritious, locally grown food," they say. "We are very excited to be a part of the Portland area's vibrant food community!" Learn more at on the farm's website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine’s shrimp could serve as climate change barometer
Portland Press Herald - 5/9/2009.
By John Richardson – It's hard to imagine a creature more in tune to the environment than the Maine shrimp. Timing is everything for an animal that lives five years and spawns just two or three times. It also helps that shrimp have one of nature's strangest and most efficient life cycles: All shrimp are male for the first half of their lives, and female for the second.
EPA issues warning for flea treatment
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – As flea season approaches and tick infestations move north, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning dog and cat owners about potential health risks to their animals from a variety of spot-on flea and tick medications.
Blueberry study finds cardiovascular benefit
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – New research at the University of Maine is showing that wild blueberries may have a cardioprotective effect by helping to regulate blood pressure and combat heart disease, specifically atherosclerosis. Maine is the world’s largest producer of wild blueberries. David Bell, executive director of the Maine Wild Blueberry Commission, said Friday that Dr. Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition and lead researcher from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, conducted studies over the past decade.
Natural reconfiguration
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009.
Editorial – Natural resources, we are often told, are one of Maine’s most important assets. If this is true, it is past time for the state to update the way it manages and promotes these resources.
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