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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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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME



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Online ticket sales for the 2014 Common Ground Country Fair are CLOSED.

Ticket prices at the gates are increasing to help support improved services and higher operation costs. You may still buy Advance Tickets at any of the OUTLETS LISTED HERE up until Fair time.

Our Store is now closed except for memberships, donations and registrations for events and workshops so that we may focus on getting our new inventory ready for the Country Store on the fairgrounds. 2014 Fair T-shirts, tote bags, aprons and more will be available online by October 1.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
MOFGA lauds bill requiring GMO labeling
Portland Daily Sun - 7/10/2013.
By David Carkhuff - When Gov. Paul LePage signs a bill in January that identifies foods containing genetically modified organisms, Maine will become the second state in the country to adopt labeling requirements for foods derived from genetically modified crops and animals, according to Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, or MOFGA.
Governor LePage Pledges Support For GMO Labeling
MOFGA Announcements - 7/10/2013.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) applauds Governor Paul LePage’s announcement that he supports LD 718 – An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers’ Right to Know about Genetically Engineered Food. The bill was recently enacted in the Maine Legislature, with overwhelming support in both the House and Senate. Although the Legislature officially adjourns today, Governor LePage has promised to sign the bill in January, when the Legislature convenes for the second session.
Consumers want to know how their food is produced, study shows
Farming UK - 7/10/2013.
New independent research, published today, shows that eight out of ten UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products.
Monsanto Is Losing the Press
Mother Jones - 7/10/2013.
By Tom Philpott - Ah, high summer. Time to read stories about the declining effectiveness of GMO-seed giant Monsanto's flagship products: crops engineered to resist insects and withstand herbicides.
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September 27 - Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change

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