Some 6,100 members (or 10,000, since many are family memberships) form a mycorrhizal-like network of producers, marketers and consumers that gets stronger every day.
In each of the last two years, MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair has attracted close to 60,000 people, and nearly 7,000 school children attended their special, free Friday at the Fair last year.
More than 4,000 Maine families get their summer food through a community supported agriculture (CSA) farm, and most of those farms are organic.
Almost 370 Maine farmers and processors are certified-organic.
More than 5% of Maine farms use organic practices, and about 5% of Maine cropland is organic.
Close to 100 young people participated in MOFGA’s Apprenticeship or Journeyperson Programs in 2008 – and that Apprenticeship Program was started 30 years ago by Chellie Pingree, now a member of the U.S. Congress!
Up to 20,000 people visit www.mofga.org