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Sales of our beautiful 2014 Heritage Orchard Calendar will help support MOFGA and the orchard. Full-color photos of apples originating in Maine were taken by widely acclaimed Portland photographer Russell French and include Black Oxford, Gray Pearmain and others. $15. Available at MOFGA's Country Store.

  

  

Governor LePage Signs Maine's GMO Labeling Bill!

Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to help Maine become the second state in the country to require labeling of GMO foods!

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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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Volunteers' Earth Day Cleanup Day at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center
Saturday, April 19

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host an Earth Day Cleanup Day with volunteers at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine, on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by helping us prepare our grounds for the upcoming growing season. Volunteers receive a hearty lunch and a free T-shirt.

Depending on the weather, volunteers may be cleaning, raking and mulching gardens, screening compost for use on the grounds, doing light carpentry, helping our Low-Impact Forestry Committee with its work in the woods ... or helping with other projects.

For more information or to RSVP for the workday, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Anna Libby, at alibby@mofga.org or 568-4142. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center is located in Unity, Maine, on the Crosby Brook Road, off Routes 139/220.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Use garden vegetables to make cool food
Bangor Daily News - 9/1/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – It’s too hot to think about casseroles or anything baked, and besides, we have all those vegetables in the garden.
Tempted to try tofu?
Bangor Daily News - 9/1/2010.
By Emily Burnham – Tofu gets a bad rap. It’s unfairly categorized as something only self-righteous vegetarians eat in place of meat. Apprehensive eaters decry its texture and blocky shape. In the world of food, tofu is the misunderstood outsider. Try Jeffrey Wolovitz’s Heiwa Tofu, however, and you might think differently.
Recipes with a side dish of trivia
Portland Press Herald - 9/1/2010.
By Meredith Goad – When Bar Lola's chef, Guy Hernandez, has a taste for cheese, he turns to his favorite: Autumn Oak, a raw sheep's milk cheese from Willow Hill Farm in Vermont. Chef Abby Harmon is from Cutler, where her mom packed sardines and Harmon grew up eating them. That's the back story to the Sicilian Sardine Pasta she serves at Caiola's.
The real cost of the food we eat
Portland Press Herald - 9/1/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – The massive recent egg recall reveals how much our food actually costs. As Americans, our food is abundant and the price at the checkout is remarkably cheap. But the costs don't end there.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April 19 - Maine Heritage Orchard Workday at MOFGA (postponed from April 12)

April 23 - MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio

April 23 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class in Gray

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

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