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Calling all Maine Farmers

We need your knowledge and ideas to shape the future of agriculture in Maine!

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How can state government and other service and education providers better support YOU?

Please help us develop an assessment of farmer needs and priorities to inform program development, state government, and service and education providers supporting farmers and Maine's agricultural economy. Attend an upcoming work session to share your thoughts about what you need to strengthen your farm business and grow Maine agriculture.
WHEN and WHERE: At the following Cooperative Extension Offices:

    FALMOUTH, Dec 11, 3 - 5 pm, 75 Clearwater Dr
    SKOWHEGAN, Dec 13, 10 am - 12 pm, 7 County Dr
    PRESQUE ISLE, Jan 8, 10 am - 12 pm (Snow Date Jan 15, 10 am - 12 pm), 57 Houlton Rd
    WALDOBORO, Jan 10, 10 am - 12 pm (Snow Date Jan 30, 10 am - 12 pm), 377 Manktown Rd

*RSVPs are appreciated! maineagneeds@gmail.com*

True North Farms provides fresh produce for Mainers in need

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December 1, 2018 – The Republican Journal – Thanks to the hard work of farmers across Maine, including Richard and Sarah Lincoln Harrison, owners of True North Farms in Montville, thousands Mainers who struggle to make ends meet will have fresh vegetables on their tables this holiday season.

Famed Photographer William Wegman Creates Limited Edition Print to Benefit MOFGA and CMCA

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November 30, 2018 – Rocky Coast News – Famed photographer William Wegman, known worldwide for his witty and strikingly human photographs of his Weimaraners, has created an exclusive limited-edition print to benefit two Maine nonprofits, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA). Titled, “Topper,” the 30 x 24 inch print, produced in an edition of 10, pictures Wegman’s dog Topper seated against a coral pink background and wearing a “wig” of curly leaf lettuce. A classic Wegman image, each print is $8,000, and is individually signed and numbered by the artist. The full purchase price of each print directly supports MOFGA and CMCA equally.

 

Farmers: Buy local, buy ugly

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November 30, 2018 – By Jane Vaughan, Keep Me Current – Local farmers urged the public at an agricultural economy forum this week to accept the distasteful aspects of farming and less-than-perfect produce, saying a crooked cucumber is just as good as a straight one.

Caribou farm feeds Mainers

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November 30, 2018 – The County – Thanks to the hard work of farmers across Maine, including those at Irving Farms in Caribou, thousands of Mainers who struggle to make ends meet will have fresh vegetables on their tables this holiday season.

Cape farmer takes lead for area market

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November 30, 2018 – By Abigail Worthing, South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry – While dropping temperatures may preclude an outdoor farmers market, starting Dec. 1 the Portland Farmers Market will head indoors to bring fresh produce to residents through the cold winter months.

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