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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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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!

Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm
in Waldoboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm in Waldoboro. Barbara grows a variety of MOFGA-certified organic heirloom vegetables and fruits, including the raspberries shown here earlier this season. (Now the clamshell would be full!) Her products are offered at a number of local restaurants, at her farmstand on Duckpuddle Road, and at the Waldoboro and Westbrook farmers’ markets. Visit her website and her Facebook page to learn more. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine chef honored as best in the Northeast
Bangor Daily News - 5/6/2009.
A Portland restaurant owner has been named the best chef in the Northeast by the James Beard Foundation. Rob Evans, who runs Hugo’s restaurant, was named the winner at Monday night’s awards ceremony in New York City. Evans beat out three chefs from Massachusetts and another chef from Maine for the honor.
40 Countries Will Try Fighting Malaria Without DDT
Environmental News Service - 5/6/2009.
In an effort to rid the world of the pesticide DDT, used to fight the mosquito that transmits malaria, 40 countries are set to test non-chemical methods to combat the deadly disease, three United Nations agencies announced today.
Abuzz in bee study: Maine playing key role in researching deadly disorder
Bangor Daily News - 5/4/2009.
by Sharon Kiley Mack. Even though colony collapse disorder, which has devastated commercial bee populations throughout the world, has not appeared in Maine, the University of Maine is playing a key role in studying it.
Organic berry growers say bumblebees thriving
Bangor Daily News - 5/4/2009.
by Sharon Kiley Mack. The bumblebee, a true Maine native, is black and yellow, hairy and large. Already this spring, they are active at Hatch Knoll Farm, an organic berry farm. Bees are the most important pollinators in wild blueberry and other agricultural landscapes in Maine. Despite the concerns of the massive, conventional blueberry producers that the bee population is waning, Peter and Debbie Aldridge say that since they switched to organic growing, the bees are thriving.
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