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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!

Garth Douston and Margaret McCollough. Photo by Danielle Walczak

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Garth Douston and Margaret McCollough of Sweet Thyme Farm in Arundel. This MOFGA-certified organic farm produces vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and cut flowers, which it sells at the North Berwick and Saco farmers' markets. "Local, certified organic, friendly, diversified and ecologically minded farming is the name of our game," say the farmers. Keep up with Sweet Thyme on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

Search for local certified-organic food on MOFGACertification.org.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Photo: Well-grounded at Fair
Maine Sunday Telegram - 9/26/2010.
Sam Herter, 12, of Brunswick, snoozes in the sun at the Common Ground Fair in Unity on Saturday.
Pollution: If lobsters are dying, what else is being killed?
Fundy Tides - 9/25/2010.
Campobello Island – Fisheries and aquaculture industries are both awaiting laboratory results on the latest report of a large-scale Bay of Fundy lobster kill.
Environment Canada was informed on Sept. 8, 2010, by area fishers of a possible lobster kill in the Campobello Island area. On Sept. 10, Environment Canada conducted an inspection of the area and collected various samples, including fish, from adjacent aquaculture sites.
Keeping Maine’s eggs safe
Bangor Daily News - 9/25/2010.
By Meg Haskell – Orono: Mainers sitting down to the breakfast table this morning shouldn’t worry about the safety of their eggs, say state officials who credit the state’s rigorous testing system with providing an effective defense against the Salmonella bacterium that prompted the largest recall of table eggs in American history last month.
Celebrating Common Ground Photos
Bangor Daily News - 9/25/2010.
A border collie herds Indian Runner Ducks during a sheepdog demonstration at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity on Friday.
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