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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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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 there are a couple of opportunities for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods


Know Your Organic Producers!


Meet Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods of A Good Start in Old Orchard Beach, a MOFGA-certified organic farm that produces seedlings. They sell at the Saco River Market. Keep up with A Good Start on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Chefs stir the pot in hopes of influencing big food issues
The Seattle Times - 8/20/2013.
By Providence Cicero - Many chefs are considering how – and whether – they can make a difference on the issues that concern them most, such as USDA organic standards, GMO labeling, school nutrition and humane animal husbandry.
Mosquito Pool in Southern Maine Tests Positive for EEE
Maine Public Broadcasting - 8/20/2013.
Maine health officials say the pool in the town of York is the second this year to test positive for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, which can sometimes be fatal.
Reducing Food Waste While Feeding the Hungry
Worldwatch Institute - 8/20/2013.
By Carol Dreibelbis - According to a report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) last year, 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten. Americans throw away about US$165 billion worth of food each year – or about 9 kilograms of food per person each month – which then ends up in landfills, where it accounts for about a quarter of U.S. methane emissions.
Home gardens: eat what you sow and sell the surplus
The Guardian [UK] - 8/19/2013.
By Caspar van Vark - Could global food security be achieved by growing tomatoes up a wall and pumpkins on a rooftop? It sounds unlikely, but food security isn't just about full stomachs. Adequate nutrition is also crucial, and helping women in particular to run productive home gardens could save millions of lives in developing countries.
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