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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 more opportunity 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
How farmers stay busy during the colder months in Maine
The Portland Phoenix - 2/13/2013.
By Deirdre Fulton - Features Crystal Spring and Broadturn farms – including Broadturn’s Portland shop, opening this spring.
Back to our roots
The Portland Phoenix - 2/13/2013.
By Deirdre Fulton - Anyone wishing to increase their consumption of local and seasonal produce can reap the benefits of a root cellar. And given the popularity of home-gardening and farmers' markets, it makes sense to look for ways to extend our fresh-food-eating season.
New Research Links Chemical Regulation with Market Innovation
Forbes - 2/13/2013.
By Amy Westervelt - New research out today from the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), a nonprofit environmental law organization based in DC and Geneva, indicates that chemical regulation may actually have an upside for businesses. “It creates a market for green chemistry,” says CIEL’s Baskut Tuncak, who authored the study, entitled Driving Innovation: How stronger laws help bring safer chemicals to market.
Unity College offers Maine made MOOmilk on campus
The Maine Edge - 2/13/2013.
By Jodi Hersey - Unity College is not only teaching its students about agriculture and environmental sustainability, it's also providing real life examples of area farmers and businesses that are successfully making a living at it, like MOOmilk. The organic, Maine-based dairy beverage is now a staple in the school's dining commons.
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