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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!

The Quincannon family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Bryan and Ali Quincannon and their family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro. Eden Acres grows over 30 varieties of unique and flavorful heirloom apples that are ready to pick beginning in August and continuing through mid-November. "Using beneficial, living organisms is at the heart of my approach in creating a healthy system for healthy trees to thrive and produce healthy apples," says Bryan. Keep up with Eden Acres on their website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
A new way to look at mercury could make seafood healthier
The Working Waterfront - 2/27/2013.
By Dr. Heather Deese and Catherine Schmitt - Mercury is associated with fish because eating fish is the primary way that people, at least most Americans, are exposed to this toxic but natural element. And most of the fish we eat is marine fish - seafood. So it might seem surprising that the majority of scientific research on mercury takes place not in the marine realm but in freshwater and terrestrial environments.
Nestlé boss praises higher food prices and speculation
Food Manufacture - 2/27/2013.
Higher food prices and food price speculation should be welcomed, the boss of the world’s biggest food company Nestlé told the audience at the City Food Lecture at London’s Guildhall this week.
You’re Eating Toxic Chemicals, Even If You Eat Organic And Avoid Plastic
Fast Company - 2/27/2013.
By Ariel Schwartz - Ten families were divided into two groups. One was given instructions for avoiding foods with BPA and phthalates - i.e., to avoid canned foods; the other ate catered meals prepared with many local and organic ingredients. Urinary BPA and phthalate levels in the first group remained the same, but those in the second group spiked due to contamination in milk (even though it was in glass bottles), cream and organic (nonlocal) ground coriander.
Our New Favorite Breakfast: Shirred Eggs
Bangor Daily News - 2/27/2013.
By Sandy Oliver - Strictly speaking, shirred eggs are a form of baked eggs; the French call it oeufs en cocotte and instead of a cocotte, or casserole, we do them in glass custard cups set in a pan of hot water, often with a lid on it. The process is simple, though simple does not necessarily translate into easy.
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