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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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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!

The Quincannon family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro. Will Porensky photo.

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Bryan and Ali Quincannon and their family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro. Eden Acres grows over 30 varieties of unique and flavorful heirloom apples that are ready to pick beginning in August and continuing through mid-November. "Using beneficial, living organisms is at the heart of my approach in creating a healthy system for healthy trees to thrive and produce healthy apples," says Bryan. Keep up with Eden Acres on their website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Modern life versus microbes: Our obsession with clean living is harming us
Edmonton Journal - 11/14/2013.
By Margaret Munro - Emma Allen-Vercoe and her graduate students have come to appreciate the unmistakable odour that hits when you enter their laboratory.
Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time
San Francisco Chronicle - 11/14/2013.
By Maria Cheng - A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say.
Task force: Farmers must cut runoff to save Lake Erie
The Columbus Dispatch - 11/14/2013.
By Theodore Decker - To reduce the algae blooms that threaten Lake Erie’s tourism economy and public health, phosphorus runoff into northwestern Ohio tributaries to the lake should be cut by 40 percent, a state task force recommended yesterday.
What education can learn from the local foods movement
Bangor Daily News - 11/13/2013.
By Stephanie Wade - I started eating local food in 1993. Working at an organic food hub in Freedom, Calif., earning minimum wage, I appreciated the free, bruised and damaged produce available to employees. Right away, I noticed the singular taste of apples from Sonoma County, garlic from Gilroy, and greens from down the road.
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