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Last week of the MOFGA Store SALE!

Celebrating 38 years of the Common Ground Country Fair with a 38% OFF SALE on all 2013 Fair T-shirts, aprons, tote bags, posters and more!

Sale ends August 31, 2014

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Record number of visitors at Open Farm Day
Kennebec Journal - 7/26/2010.
Clinton: This year’s Open Farm Day brought a record number of visitors to Caverly Farm on Sunday. Neal Caverly, whose family owns the dairy farm on River Road, guessed at least 300 people had come through by mid-afternoon. He said he thinks that recently people have become more interested in the source of the food they eat.
What a difference a year makes
Kennebec Journal - 7/26/2010.
By Mechele Cooper – "Perfect" summer weather has produced a bumper hay crop, giving dairy and cattle farmers a break in what it costs to feed their cows. Dale Cole, a dairy farmer in Sidney, said his hay crop is better than he's seen in the last few years.
Home on the free range, where the eggs are fresh
Kennebec Journal - 7/26/2010.
Letter by Susan S. Thomas – Several well-placed comments have been in your paper regarding cruelly caged, egg-laying chickens. I would like to add my congratulations to those who wrote in their defense.
Outstanding in their field
Portland Press Herald - 7/26/2010.
By Melanie Creamer – The 21st annual Open Farm Day was organized by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. Many farmers offered tours of their farms and fields, gave demonstrations on milking cows and set up petting zoos.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

August 30 - MOFGA Benefit Night at The Pickup Café & CSA

September 3 - MOFGA Farm Training Project workshop: Next Steps - From Apprentice to Farmer

September 5 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

September 6 - Seed Saving Workshop with Will Bonsall

September 6 - Seed Saving 101 & The Scattered Seed Project

September 9 - MOFGA Farm Training Project workshop: Seed Saving

September - 19, 20 and 21 - MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair

September 27 - Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change

October 11 to 13 - MOFGA's Nose To Tail Pork Processing Workshop

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day


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