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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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Phone: 207-568-4142
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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!

Left to right: Melissa Law, Ben Whalen, Abby and Jeff Fisher of Bumbleroot Organic Farm

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Ben Whalen and Melissa Law, who, with Jeff and Abby Fisher, are in their first year of growing vegetables, flowers and herbs at their Bumbleroot Organic Farm in Buxton. This MOFGA-certified organic farm sells at the Saco Farmers' Market, the Kittery Community Market and through its community supported agriculture program. "The four of us share a passion for ensuring that everyone has access to nutritious, locally grown food," they say. "We are very excited to be a part of the Portland area's vibrant food community!" Learn more at on the farm's website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

Search for local certified-organic food on MOFGACertification.org.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
State dairy farms look at organic options
Bangor Daily News - 3/9/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – AUGUSTA, Maine – Several farm organizations are working feverishly to find options for 30 Maine organic dairy farmers who either lost their H.P. Hood milk contracts or were asked last month to cut back production.
Community Supported Agriculture: A slice of harvest pie
Village Soup - 3/8/2009.
A growing number of enthusiastic eaters are seeking locally and sustainably grown vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy products from the farmlands of Maine, and over 120 Maine farms are offering shares of their harvest to consumers throughout our state.
Journey of a flower
Boston Globe - 3/8/2009.
By Kevin Alexander – This is, indeed, a story about a flower. Several stems of white lilac, to be specific. And how these lilacs, over the course of a couple of days, went from a greenhouse in the Netherlands to a tabletop in Charlestown.
Itching for spring?
Maine Sunday Telegram - 3/8/2009.
By Ray Routhier – The theme of this year's Portland Flower Show – "From the Mountains to the Sea"– may also be a good description of people attending the event. That's because the Portland Flower Show will have no real regional competition.
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September 1 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Seed Saving and Crop Diversity

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