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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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Phone: 207-568-4142
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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
Old Dog Baking offers delicious new tricks
Mount Desert Islander - 8/13/2015.
By Liz Graves - In the wee hours of the morning, Steve Anastasia is hard at work in the kitchen at Sweet Pea Farm Café. Doing business as Old Dog Baking Company, he uses the wood-fired oven when it’s not in use by the café to make a variety of naturally leavened breads. The “naturally-leavened” part means they all have a native yeast ferment, otherwise known as a starter or levain. Sourdough bread is one classic made this way, but Old Dog also offers baguettes, ciabatta, semolina, rye and Maine-grown whole wheat.
Maine Terroir is Brewing
Fair Food Network - 8/13/2015.
Your product is delicious, the market for it is exploding, and your business is thriving. You are ready for expansion, but you need capital. You need a funder who gets your mission and your business.
Registrations Open for Knox County Farm Tour
The Free Press - 8/13/2015.
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District Farm Tour will hit the road on Saturday, September 12, departing from the District office on Route 90 in Rockport at 9 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. This year’s tour is of five very different farms in Knox County, where tourgoers will see conservation practices in action, learn about the benefits of local foods, and enjoy the view traveling through the midcoast landscape in a climate-controlled luxury coach.
Food production shocks 'will happen more often because of extreme weather'
The Guardian [UK] - 8/13/2015.
By Emma Howard - Major “shocks” to global food production will be three times more likely within 25 years because of an increase in extreme weather brought about by global warming, warns a new report.
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September 1 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Seed Saving and Crop Diversity

September 9 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Biodynamic Farming

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