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Sales of our beautiful 2014 Heritage Orchard Calendar will help support MOFGA and the orchard. Full-color photos of apples originating in Maine were taken by widely acclaimed Portland photographer Russell French and include Black Oxford, Gray Pearmain and others. $15. Available at MOFGA's Country Store.

  

  

Governor LePage Signs Maine's GMO Labeling Bill!

Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to help Maine become the second state in the country to require labeling of GMO foods!

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MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio
Wednesday, April 23

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOFGA Kitchen at Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Cost: $30, including lunch (and recipes to take home)


Cooking meals from scratch using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients is a great way to connect with the local farming community. Fresh, organic foods taste better, are better for the environment, and the best for your body. Come share an afternoon in the MOFGA kitchen with Thorndike resident and chef Frank Giglio. He will share simple recipes that will highlight MOFGA certified farms, local fisherman and foragers. Learn to utilize wild herbs and other ingredients to naturally cleanse the body and prepare you for the warmer weather ahead. Limit: 15 people. Details and registration.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Exeter farm uses poop to produce energy
Bangor Daily News - 6/8/2012.
By Alex Barber – Exeter: One rural Maine business has unveiled a way for it to not only make money, but also help protect the environment. Three state commissioners and several legislators toured Stonyvale Farm, a fifth-generation, family-owned dairy farm, to view its anaerobic digestion system, which turns animal and food wastes into energy.
Maine strawberry growers anticipate ‘nice crop’
Portland Press Herald - 6/8/2012.
By Kelley Bouchard – Monmouth: Maine strawberry growers are anticipating a good harvest in the coming weeks, despite several spring frosts as flower buds formed and recent heavy rain, according to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at Highmoor Farm.
This year, farm’s building projects include solar power, irrigation
Kennebec Journal - 6/8/2012.
Op-Ed by Denis Thoet – We are a relatively new farm, even by the standards of Maine, where new farms seem to crop up every day. Every year is a "building year" and this one is no different. Starting from scratch in 2004, our first year as a community-supported agriculture farm, we have bought hand tools, fencing and posts. We turned a former workshop into apprentice housing, built a 26-by-96-foot-high tunnel hoop house and sheep and cow sheds, built an 8-by-30-foot "sun space" off the west side of the house for spring seedlings, put in miles of drip irrigation, and built a 12-by-12-foot apartment off the apprentice house for year-round living.
Monsanto vs. Nature: the weeds fight back
Alternet - 6/7/2012.
By Jim Hightower – Rather than find ways to cooperate with the natural world, America's agribusiness giants reach for the next quick fix in a futile effort to overpower nature. Their attitude is that if brute force isn't working, they're probably not using enough of it.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April 23 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class in Gray

April 23 - MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

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