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CSA Fairs Are Coming Up!

Did you know that five Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fairs are happening in Maine in late February and early March? CSA Fairs are an opportunity to meet your local farmers, shop for a CSA share at a farm near you and celebrate local agriculture in Maine. This year's CSA Fairs are in Portland, Bangor, Belfast, Augusta and Hallowell. More information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Real cost of low-price meat can’t be found in the food bill
Maine Sunday Telegram - 10/3/2010.
By Monica Eng (Chicago Tribune) – If you adjust for inflation and income, Americans have never spent less on food than they have in recent years. And yet many feel we've also never paid such a high price when it comes to factors other than dollars. U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show the average American spent just 9.5 percent of his or her disposable income on food last year, a lower percentage than any country in the world.
Shred your leaves for the garden or the lawn
Maine Sunday Telegram - 10/3/2010.
By Tom Atwell – What are you going to do with all of those leaves? Before September was out of its teens, I was already raking up acorns, being afraid that people would slip on them and file a lawsuit. It makes me think the trees are going to produce a lot of leaves this year.
Someone’s in the kitchen with Marjorie
Maine Sunday Telegram - 10/3/2010.
By Meredith Goad – For 25 years, Marjorie Standish wrote a food column for this newspaper called "Cooking Down East." Three hundred and fifty of her classic Maine recipes were compiled in book form in 1969, and "Cooking Down East" soon became the state's best-selling cookbook. Over the years, Standish's fans – and they are legion – have bought more than 100,000 copies.
Common Ground Fair this year ‘absolutely intense and enjoyable’
Kennebec Journal - 10/1/2010.
By Dennis Thoet – A farmer goes to the Common Ground Fair… Not that unusual, but our Sunday at the Fair was absolutely intense and enjoyable. First event: The MOFGA 5K Road Race, which starts at 8 a.m. Sunday.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

February 28 - Organic Orcharding Series: Pruning Fruit Trees

February 28 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Portland

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Belfast

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Hallowell

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Bangor

March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change

March 12 - Growing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

March 14 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 14 - Growing Issues: Urban Agriculture

March 18 - Hancock County Grower Meeting

March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

March 21 - 21st Annual Rural Living Day

March 21 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting


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