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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 there are a couple of opportunities 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
Restauranteurs, chefs, farmers make connections at meet and greet event
Bangor Daily News - 4/20/2011.
By Dawn Gagnon – Bangor: Ever wonder where the salad greens, baked potatoes, mussels or rib-eye steak on your plate came from? In Maine and across the nation, a growing number of consumers are seeking locally grown and raised food, which keeps money in the local economy, helps farmers by expanding their markets, and benefits restaurants and their customers by providing access to food that oftentimes tastes better and is safer.
Farming in the time of climate catastrophe
The Atlantic - 4/18/2011.
By Gary Paul Nabhan – It is spring, and I am kneeling with a few friends in front of the composted soil of the hillside terraces in my orchard-garden in the desert borderlands of Arizona. It is planting day, and as we place each variety of pepper plant into the moistened earth, we say its name aloud, as if reciting a prayer in the face of uncertainty: Chiltepin, Chile del Arbol, Tabasco, Jimmy Nardello, Datil, Beaver Dam, Yellow Hot Banana, Chimayó, Sweet Chocolate, and Sheepsnose.
Knowledge that grows on fields: bottom-up approaches for agricultural research
HumJournal - 4/18/2011.
By Urs Riggenbach – Knowledge stands at the beginning of everything purposefully created. It takes knowledge to build farms and machines, to build firearms, or to steward the land. Having knowledge often means having power. Inequalities in access to knowledge often lead to power-inequalities.
Princeton farmers establish market, try to save historic Grange
Bangor Daily News - 4/18/2011.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Princeton: A group of farmers, businesspeople and advocates have been working all winter to establish a local farmers market while saving a historic Grange Hall. It was fitting, then, that they gathered Sunday at the Grange Hall, which was built in 1887, to refine their plans.
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