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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!

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
New study weighs in on organic vs. conventional debate
Grist - 9/2/2010.
By Michelle Venetucci Harvey – "Fruit and Soil Quality of Organic and Conventional Strawberry Agroecosystems," a study led by Washington State University Regents professor of soil science John Reganold, is one of the most comprehensive, persuasive studies yet to show the nutritional and environmental benefits of organic farming. Its findings only apply to strawberries – but they do point the way to the kind of research that can, and should, be done with other crops as well.
Maine organic milk company struggles as money runs out
Bangor Daily News - 9/2/2010.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Machias: A grand agricultural experiment — a Maine farmer-owned milk company – is close to folding and will suspend milk production this weekend as its principals scramble to find investment funding. MOOMilk, which stands for Maine’s Own Organic Milk, processed milk Wednesday but will suspend production Sunday, as a variety of reasons have combined to force the business toward closure.
More Proof: Organic Matters
The Washington Post - 9/2/2010.
By Jane Black. People buy organic produce because they believe it is more environmentally responsible, more healthful and tastes better than produce grown conventionally. When it comes to strawberries, turns out they're right.
All 5 candidates woo farmers
Kennebec Journal - 9/1/2010.
By Susan M. Cover – Augusta: The five candidates running for governor shared their thoughts on the state of Maine agriculture Tuesday, offering proposals that included reduced regulation and lower taxes.
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