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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road
MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.
September 23, 24 & 25, 2016
Gates open at 9:00 am each day.
Vendors open until 6:00 on Friday and Saturday, 5:00 on Sunday.
September 23-25 - Common Ground Country Fair
Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Gates open at 9 a.m. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. The Fair is MOFGA's premier event celebrating rural living. Three full days of educational talks and demonstrations, entertainment, delicious Maine-grown organic food and products from local artisans. Information.
October 2 - Introduction to Fermentation
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground on the Town, 769 Congress St., Portland. Fermentation is a traditional practice that has been used for thousands of years as a way to preserve food for extended use. Please join Frank Giglio of Three Lily Farm and learn the basic fundamentals of fermentation. In this hands-on class, you will learn a variety of techniques to properly ferment a wide range of ingredients. $55; $45 MOFGA members. Registration.
October 7 - MOFGA's Common Ground Call-In Radio Show
An hour on local food and agriculture. 10 a.m. on 89.9 FM or weru.org
October 8 - Aroostook Apple Day
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Littleton Agricultural Museum, 1664 Rt. 1, Littleton Maine. Free admission! Celebrate fruit varieties for the North with apple identification, apple tasting, fruit displays, workshops on plums, apples and pears, organic pest and disease management, plus vendor sales of local products. Cosponsored by MOFGA, Fedco Trees, Maine Farmland Trust and Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District. FMI: Angie Wotton, www.saswcd.org
October 8-10 - Nose to Tail Pork Processing
Saturday to Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. This is one of our most popular workshops, covering all aspects of raising, humanely slaughtering, and processing pigs. Information.
October: 10: Landscape Quilting Workshop
Monday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, MOFGA's Common Ground on the Town, 769 Congress St., Portland. Join quilter Nora Flanagan and learn to make a landscape quilt. You’ll get to begin your project at this hands-on workshop. $55; $45 MOFGA members. Registration.
October 12: Gardening Q & A with Eric Sideman
Wednesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground on the Town, 769 Congress St., Portland. Join MOFGA's Crop Specialist Eric Sideman who will be available to answer all of your gardening questions. This event is by donation. For information contact the MOFGA office: 207-568-4142; email@example.com.
October 13 - Flower Arranging Workshop
Thursday, 5:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground on the Town, 769 Congress Street, Portland. FMI: Anna, firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-568-4142. Registration: $50 for MOFGA members, $55 for non-members, at MOFGA's online Country Store
October 14 - 5th Annual Maine Farm to School Conference
Bates College, Lewiston. Cost ($25) includes locally sourced lunch. Information and registration.
October 15 - Post-Fair Cleanup
9 a.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Help us clean up after the Fair and enjoy meals and fun with MOFGA supporters!
October 16 - Great Maine Apple Day
Rain or shine: 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Celebrate the history, tradition, and flavor of Maine apples with MOFGA. Information.
November 4-6 - Farmer to Farmer Conference
Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center, 67 Atlantic Highway (Route One), Northport, Maine. MOFGA's annual conference for farmers provides a great opportunity to talk about what works and what doesn't while learning new ideas from university faculty, fellow farmers, and others. Information.
November 17-20 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. For people, beginning and experienced, to learn and practice sustainable woodlot management, and logging with animals and low-impact machinery. Information.
November 18-19 - Chainsaw & Forestry Safety Courses
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Level I is a two-day course covering many aspects of chainsaw use including - the basics of saw mechanics, operation, maintenance, safety and an opportunity to learn and practice safe felling techniques. Level II is designed for the saw operator who has experience, but want to practice and improve upon his or her technique. Information.
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