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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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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
Food Rethought
ensia - 6/12/2013.
By Shauna Sadowski - How farmers, the food industry and the rest of us can invest in a sustainable future. Good summary and vision.
US syrup makers produce record 3.2 million gallons
Portland Press Herald - 6/12/2013.
By Clarke Canfield, AP - U.S. syrup makers had a sweet year, producing a record 3.2 million gallons. Vermont, as usual, was the nation’s top producer, with more than 1.3 million gallons. New York was second with 574,000 gallons, and Maine sugarhouses produced 450,000 gallons.
Summer of food
The Greenhorns - 6/12/2013.
HeritageRadioNetwork.org (HRN) debuts Summer of Food, a special program giving voice to our Nation’s emerging network of student leaders. From New York to California students are heading out of the classroom and onto the frontlines of the food world, using their summer break to engage in a radical rethinking of our country’s food landscape.
Senate follows House in strong support of GMO food labeling
Bangor Daily News - 6/12/2013.
By Christopher Cousins - Support for mandating that genetically modified foods bear labels in Maine was as strong Wednesday in the Senate as it was Tuesday in the House, with lawmakers from both parties supporting the measure.
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