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Support MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard

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 Chainsaw Safety Workshop Level I
Sunday, May 4

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
362 Flat Rd., West Bethel.
$50/members, $60/non-members


Whether you are an aspiring logger, woodlot manager or occasional chainsaw user, this course is invaluable. The chainsaw is an amazingly powerful tool, but without proper training and knowledge it can be a very dangerous tool. Work with our highly skilled instructors for the day and learn to use your chainsaw safely. Participants should bring their protective equipment and a lunch. Water is available. Registration.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
The economics of organic dairy farming
Wisconsin State Farmer - 12/26/2013.
Although Vermont is losing dairy farms, it’s the conventional operations that are locking their barn doors.
WSU studies how organic methods help fight crop pests
The Seattle Times - 12/25/2013.
By Kristi Pihl - The DNA from the stomachs of predator bugs and plant genetics may help Washington State University researchers figure out how organic-farming practices are defeating major pests like aphids and caterpillars. WSU recently received an almost $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture that will be the main source of funding for the three-year “CSI: Organic” project.
Homemade granola fun to bake and good fuel for body
Portland Press Herald - 12/25/2013.
By Avery Yale Kamila, Natural Foodie - Quick and easy to make – and an ideal cooking project for kids – granola fills the house with a sweet, toasty aroma as it bakes. Once cooled, the cereal can be stored in glass jars for weeks, but it’s unlikely to last that long. Mine never even makes it to the weekend.
Portland restaurant uses only local ingredients – no olive oil, black pepper
Bangor Daily News - 12/24/2013.
By Kathleen Pierce - When David Levi set out to open his first restaurant, Vinland in Congress Square, he had the region’s native people – members of the Penobscot Indian Nation – in mind. What would the Penobscot eat? Mussels flavored with apple cider vinegar? Smoked duck? Poached cod in herbal broth?
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 19 - Maine Heritage Orchard Workday at MOFGA (postponed from April 12)

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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