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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 more opportunity for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Garth Douston and Margaret McCollough. Photo by Danielle Walczak

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Garth Douston and Margaret McCollough of Sweet Thyme Farm in Arundel. This MOFGA-certified organic farm produces vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and cut flowers, which it sells at the North Berwick and Saco farmers' markets. "Local, certified organic, friendly, diversified and ecologically minded farming is the name of our game," say the farmers. Keep up with Sweet Thyme on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Gardener: Maine's Common Ground Country Fair is anything but common
Kitsap Sun (Washington) - 9/29/2013.
By Joe Lamp’l, AP - Every year, there are fairs all across the country involving carnival rides and cotton candy. Although those are fun, one recent weekend I visited a very special fair with a more back-to-the-earth focus.
Fire destroys milking barn at Turner farm
WCSH6.com - 9/29/2013.
By Amanda Hill - A 150-foot barn was destroyed in a fire Sunday afternoon at Caldwell Family Farm in Turner.
Grassless pens feed Britain’s taste for cheap beef
The Sunday Times (UK) - 9/29/2013.
By Richard Sadler and Jonathan Leake - British farmers are adopting industrialised, American-style beef farming, cramming thousands of cattle into grassless pens to be fattened up for market.
Biotech Lobbyists Use Deception in Opposing GMO Labeling, Again
Organic Connections - 9/29/2013.
By Michele Simon - Lobbyists for leading pesticide and junk food companies aren’t very creative, at least when it comes to fighting labels on genetically-engineered foods. The current effort Washington State against labeling is looking strikingly similar to last year’s in California. The No on 522 campaign even recycled the colors in their logo. (See No on 522 v. No on 37.) In another illustration of déjà vu, the opposition in Washington State is trotting out the argument that voters should reject the measure because it contains a few exemptions.
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