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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
Physical Address:
294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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Beginning Beekeeping
with David Smith
Saturday, February 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Fee: $50 for MOFGA members; $75 for non-members. Please bring your own lunch to this event.

Our beekeeping short course will cover the essentials to get you going in the world of beekeeping, such as where to locate your apiary, characteristics of different races of bees, where to purchase bees and equipment, how to assemble that equipment, and how to establish your first hive and get it through the first season.

Instructor David Smith is an experienced beekeeper who has maintained over 200 honey bee colonies for 35-plus years. He has served as assistant state apiary inspector, and he owns and operates Sparky's Apiaries in Hope, Maine.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
These seafood pies cut others in on the profits
Portland Press Herald - 1/5/2011.
By Meredith Goad – Portland: Sam Hayward is a James Beard Award-winning chef who is known for his commitment to local foods that express the terroir of Maine. Some chefs might try to capitalize on that kind of notoriety, but Hayward has always just focused on his food. He hasn't been interested in using his reputation to manufacture new food products. So why is his photo on the back of the box of a new line of seafood pies in the freezer case at Hannaford?
Two Portlanders chronicle their year of eating locally
Portland Press Herald - 1/5/2011.
By Avery Yale Kamila – In foodie culture, eating local is all the rage. But few go as far as Luke Fuller and Cassi Madison. The recently engaged couple reached their one-year anniversary this week of eating a diet made up almost exclusively of Maine food.
2 recipes to covert Brussels sprouts haters
Bangor Daily News - 1/5/2011.
By Sandy Oliver – Lots of people still wrinkle up their nose when they hear Brussels sprouts mentioned. It’s too bad really, and only because most sprout haters never had one that had been through a couple of good freezes.
World food prices enter 'danger territory' to reach record high
The Guardian [UK] - 1/5/2011.
By Jill Treanor – Soaring prices of sugar, grain and oilseed drove world food prices to a record in December, surpassing the levels of 2008 when the cost of food sparked riots around the world, and prompting warnings of prices being in "danger territory". An index compiled monthly by the United Nations surpassed its previous monthly high – June 2008 – in December to reach the highest level since records began in 1990.
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