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- Rachel Carson

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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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
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 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. Will Porensky photo.

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
Pediatrics group cautions against pesticide use in homes and gardens
The Oregonian - 4/17/2013.
' By Katy Muldoon - The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a sweeping policy statement warning of the dangers of acute and chronic exposure to pesticides for children.
Celebrate the Farm with Dahlov Ipcar
Maine Art Scene - 4/17/2013.
By Brenda Bonneville - Maine Farmland Trust Gallery reopens on Friday, May 3 after a thorough renovation of the Trust’s downtown office in Belfast. The Gallery has been expanded to include a second floor dedicated to a dozen represented artists, while the first floor will continue to exhibit guest artists and group shows. On Friday May 3, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm there will be a public reception at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, located at 97 Main Street in Belfast, which Mrs. Ipcar plans to attend.
The future of food
The Washington Post - 4/17/2013.
By Barbara Damrosch - The students filed into our living room and took their places at our big table, all of them sustainable agriculture majors at Unity College in Maine. Some had long dreadlocks, and all were casually dressed, with women slightly outnumbering the men.
On the rebound, New England oysters face climate threat
The Daily Climate - 4/17/2013.
By Lindsey Konkel - After a generation of effort, New England's waters are clean enough to support an oyster industry. But climate change could undermine those gains.
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