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Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses and other venues throughout the state. Please review our event registration policies. For events offered by other organizations, see our Calendar page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for a MOFGA event click here.

Cider Camp with the Greenhorns

September 14-15, 2019
Pembroke, Maine

Co-hosted by MOFGA

Once again we will make cider, but this time on a much grander scale.

Come for the day or come for the week to gather and press apples with our home-built hydraulic cider press – good for vinegar, good for sweet and good for a hard New England treat!

We will have visiting cider-expertise on hand, and can give you a map of nearby orchards to explore and pick from – or bring your own apples and jars.

Our press is a 'community facility' for making liquid the abundance of feral pomological specimens in these beautiful fields, hedges and forest-edges.

Washington County comes alive – a family-friendly program that you can combine with other adventures downeast.

For registration or more details email

Gene Cartwright of Whaleback Cider currently stewards a few acres in Lincolnville, Maine, husbanding a wide array of perennial fruit bearing trees and shrubs and fermenting their bounty into beverages of many kinds. From seedling trees growing wild along old field walls and overgrown pastures to orderly orchard rows and trellised vines, the fruits of long summer days are blended and harmonized in barrels and bottles to express a sense of the terroir of Maine's coastal hills. Great care is taken in maintaining simple, natural methods in both horticulture and fermentation to allow for the most direct possible expression of this particular environment.       

Abbey Verrier and Angus Deighan are the apple lovers at Rocky Ground’s core. They spend our autumns in a junkie Subaru cruising Maine’s countryside for the best cider fruit. These are wild apples and ancient varieties unlike any you’d find in a grocery store. They are often inedible, a mixture of bitter, tannic, and insipid flavors that when fermented, make a deliciously complex cider. They press the juice in the fall and early winter on the family homestead in Newburgh and are inspired by the ciders of England, France, and Spain, where cider culture was never lost.

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