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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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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!

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
Chipotle Doubles Down on Organic
Daily Finance - 9/21/2013.
By Jeremy Bowman - Chipotle Mexican Grill has always sought to distinguish itself from the typical fast-food competition. The company most proudly stakes its identity on its support of organic and local food, and sustainable farming methods.
Young Maine Entrepreneurs Set Sights on Business Success
Maine Public Broadcasting - 9/20/2013.
By Jennifer Mitchell - We often hear a lot about how television and video games are stifling the creativity and impeding the personal growth of young people. Rarely do we hear about kids' entrepreneurial spirit. But at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, youths ranging in age from 11 to 21 had a chance to sell their wares today – to bargain, barter, and network like the business people they hope to become.
Maine: a coastal destination for dining on classic American food
The Guardian [UK] - 9/20/2013.
By Jillian and Malcolm Bedell - The rocky coast of Maine, with its beaches, fishing villages and thousands of islands, offers fantastic eating opportunities that stretch way beyond the traditional lobster roll.
Maine PUC chief won't recuse himself in water case – yet
Portland Press Herald - 9/20/2013.
By Colin Woodard - The Fryeburg Water Co. is seeking PUC approval of the terms of a 25-year contract with Nestle Waters North America, which bottles Fryeburg water under its Poland Spring brand. Nestle Waters is a subsidiary of Switzerland's Nestle SA, the world's largest food and beverage company. But the proceedings have been in jeopardy because all three PUC commissioners and the state's public advocate have ties to Nestle.
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