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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
Here’s to your health...deliciously
Portland Press Herald - 2/4/2009.
A few months ago The New York Times ran an article titled "The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating" – nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden's detailing of commonly available foods that are packed with nutritional value. The list runs as follows: beets, cabbage, Swiss chard, cinnamon, pomegranate juice, dried plums (OK, prunes), pumpkin seeds, sardines, turmeric, blueberries (frozen or fresh) and canned pumpkin.
Buying local isn’t always better for the environment
EurekAlert! - 2/2/2009.
Shopping locally may not be as good for the environment as having food delivered, according to new research by the University of Exeter (UK). Published in the journal Food Policy, the study shows that, on average, lower carbon emissions result from delivering a vegetable box than making a trip to a local farm shop.
Agrotherapy: how farms heal
Common Dreams - 2/2/2009.
Some farms – especially non-industrial small family farms – are places where working the Earth can be good for body, mind and soul. Farms can heal.
Pesticides in pet products: why your cat or dog may be at risk
Alternet - 2/2/2009.
A growing number of pets are dying from flea and tick treatments because of a dangerous pesticide.
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