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.
Please join MOFGA in meeting this exciting challenge!
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Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
PO Box 170
Unity, ME 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME
Meet Tristan (right) and Jon Noyes of Gromaine LLC, a MOFGA certified organic farm in Caribou that provides more than 50 varieties of lettuce and leafy greens to select Maine restaurants, specialty grocers and directly to consumers – including at the Common Ground Country Fair. These brothers descend from six generations of Maine farmers. Jon grows the crops in Aroostook County, and Tristan, based in Cumberland County, does the marketing.
Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!
Search for local certified organic food on www.MOFGA.net.
October 3 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show
10 to 11 a.m., WERU, 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org
October 5 - Herb Blending Day
Sunday, 3 p.m., Argyle Acres farm, Argyle, Maine. Hosted by the Penobscot County chapter of MOFGA. Everyone is welcome (members, friends of members, and anyone interested in MOFGA). Information: Galen 207-745-4797, or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 11 to 13 - MOFGA's Nose To Tail Pork Processing Workshop
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday through Monday. Full - registration closed.
October 14 - Mainstreaming Local Food To Institutions
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Colby College, Waterville. Roundtable discussion and workshops about moving more local food into Maine campuses, hospitals and other institutions. Keynote by Clara Coleman. MOFGA staff members will participate in panel discussions throughout the day. Information and registration.
October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day
Saturday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m., rain or shine. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of diversified perennial agriculture. Bring apples for identification. Details.
November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference
Point Lookout Conference Center, Northport, Maine. Farmers and other agricultural professionals discuss topics in depth. Information and registration.
November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center. Explore ways that farms and farmers cooperate to access land, share tools and labor, share responsibilities and increase markets. FMI and to register ($20-$30 sliding scale with barter options): www.cooperativefermentation.org.
November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry
An introductory course to bring everyone up to speed on LIF principles and practices. For some it may be a review; for others it will be a day full of new information. Cost and registration details.
November 21 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Targeted to farmers and landowners on general negotiating concepts with examples specific to agriculture. FREE but pre-registration required. Registration limited; closes Nov. 13. Bring your own lunch to this all-day event. Details on MOFGA.org. Registration.
November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course
Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Basic saw mechanics, operation, maintenance and safety; safe felling techniques. $160 - Free for MOFGA Journeypersons. Details and registration.
November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. See how foresters have improved MOFGA's woodlot; work with experienced teamsters; use a portable sawmill; fit harnesses and collars; learn basic driving skills, safety and more. Details and registration.
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