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The Great Maine Apple Day: Learn, Taste, Share, Enjoy!
October 25, noon to 4 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture. The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Admission is $2 for MOFGA members and $4 for nonmembers. More information.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
When healthy diets is the competition, China is eating our lunch
Kennebec Journal - 10/15/2010.
By Denis Thoet – China has done it again. Not only is it the most populous country in the world at over a billion people, or one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, or that it's taking away our manufacturing jobs and selling back all the stuff we used to make. China is now beating us at something at which we thought we were invincible: They are out-eating us.
Homage to the apple: 10 recipes
The Atlantic - 10/15/2010.
You probably knew it was coming: a slide show of recipes featuring one of the most popular fall ingredients. What you might not have expected are a couple of savory recipes in addition to sweets.
Single farmers in Vermont give 'weed dating' a whack
USA Today - 10/14/2010.
By Melissa Pasanen and Adam Silverman – Tunbridge, Vt: Ben Wolfe was a little nervous, he admitted, as he stood waiting one recent afternoon at Tunbridge Hill Farm in central Vermont. His apprehension had nothing to do with farming, and everything to do with meeting someone new. He was about to participate in an event called weed dating, a meet-up for single farmers looking for a date or a mate.
Seeds of commercialism
Portland Press Herald - 10/14/2010.
By Edward D. Murphy – Portland: Community gardens were established in the city to give residents a chance to work the soil and grow fresh produce to put on the dinner table. After all, when it comes to the increasing preference for local food, it can't get much more local than what's grown down the street.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

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