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

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOFGA Kitchen at Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Cost: $30, including lunch (and recipes to take home)


Cooking meals from scratch using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients is a great way to connect with the local farming community. Fresh, organic foods taste better, are better for the environment, and the best for your body. Come share an afternoon in the MOFGA kitchen with Thorndike resident and chef Frank Giglio. He will share simple recipes that will highlight MOFGA certified farms, local fisherman and foragers. Learn to utilize wild herbs and other ingredients to naturally cleanse the body and prepare you for the warmer weather ahead. Limit: 15 people. Details and registration.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
UM Machias students discover invasive crab in Beals which poses threat to Maine’s shoreline ecosystem
Bangor Daily News - 9/28/2013.
By Tim Cox - Machias: A group of students from the University of Maine-Machias made a bittersweet discovery this week. They found an Asian shore crab on Great Wass Island in Beals, the northernmost point where the crab has been sighted.
Senators target law favoring GMO crops
Portland Press Herald - 9/28/2013.
AP - The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles.
Are GMOs the Next Pink Slime?
Organic Connections - 9/28/2013.
By Robyn O’Brien - Last year, when Americans learned that their hamburgers contained “pink slime,” swift and immediate action was taken: they wanted it out. And burger chains and grocery stores quickly dumped the ingredient.
Why You Need to Watch These 3 Organic Food Industry Players
Daily Finance - 9/28/2013.
By Anup Singh - United Natural Foods has been delivering good results on the back of strong demand for its natural, organic, and specialty foods as well as non-food products in the United States and Canada. Year to date, shares have gained approximately 27% and more upside could be in store in the future.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April 20 - MOFGA Orcharding Workshop: Orcharding 101

April 23 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class in Gray

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

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

May 4 - MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop


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