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Sales of our beautiful 2014 Heritage Orchard Calendar will help support MOFGA and the orchard. Full-color photos of apples originating in Maine were taken by widely acclaimed Portland photographer Russell French and include Black Oxford, Gray Pearmain and others. $15. Available at MOFGA's Country Store.

  

  

Governor LePage Signs Maine's GMO Labeling Bill!

Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to help Maine become the second state in the country to require labeling of GMO foods!

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MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop Level I
Sunday, May 4

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
362 Flat Rd., West Bethel.
$50/members, $60/non-members


Whether you are an aspiring logger, woodlot manager or occasional chainsaw user, this course is invaluable. The chainsaw is an amazingly powerful tool, but without proper training and knowledge it can be a very dangerous tool. Work with our highly skilled instructors for the day and learn to use your chainsaw safely. Participants should bring their protective equipment and a lunch. Water is available. Registration.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Good food from local vendors ‘tastes great’
Kennebec Journal - 9/8/2009.
Letter by Laurie Taylor – The other night, I looked at my dinner plate and realized almost every ingredient on it was from a local farm: Eggplant, beef, tomato, garlic, onion, parsley, chive, milk and egg. (I haven't found a local producer of olive oil and parmesan cheese yet.)
Half Of The World's Fish Meals Are Farmed Fish, Fed On Wild Fish
Environmental News Service - 9/8/2009.
Half of all the fish eaten in the world now is raised on fish farms rather than caught in the wild, according to new research by an international team of scientists.
Insect repellent DEET is toxic to brain cells
Organic Consumers - 9/7/2009.
By S. L. Baker, Natural News – If you insist on using chemical laden insect repellents containing DEET, you may be getting more than you bargained for -- including damage to your central nervous system.
Mainers treasure blueberry recipes found in pamphlet
Bangor Daily News - 9/5/2009.
By Sandy Oliver – Barbara Barrett of Eastport wrote a couple weeks back, “I have lost a wonderful blueberry cake recipe that came from a pamphlet. …As it turned out, Barrett had lent the pamphlet to a neighbor who saw this column and remembered that she still had the brochure, which she gave back to Barrett right away. From all the information you sent, it appears that this recipe – and others – was published by the Maine Department of Agriculture in a pamphlet through a few editions.
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April 20 - MOFGA Orcharding Workshop: Orcharding 101

April 23 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class in Gray

April 23 - MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

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