Category: MOFGA Stories

“Feast”

What follows is a collection of stories from MOFGA members, staff, volunteers and the community in response to the theme: “feast” These stories first appeared in MOFGA Stories segment in winter 2021-2022 issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener. Autumn leaves swirled about our steel toes and the crisp wind kissed the bare skin

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“First Frost”

What follows is a collection of stories from MOFGA members, staff, volunteers and the community in response to the theme: “first frost.” These stories first appeared in MOFGA Stories segment in fall 2021 issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener. We scrambled among the rambling, leafy vines, crating squash as fast as we could

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“Neighbors”

What follows is a collection of stories from MOFGA members, staff, volunteers and the community in response to the theme: “neighbors.” These stories first appeared in MOFGA Stories segment in summer 2021 issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener. We are all neighbors, whether we live next door to each other or 5 miles

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“Breaking Ground”

What follows is a collection of stories from MOFGA members, staff, volunteers and the community in response to the theme: “breaking ground.” These stories first appeared in MOFGA Stories segment in spring 2021 issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener. We bought the land in 2012: a 9-acre field, once sheep and cow pasture,

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“The Fair”

Readers submitted the following stories in response to the theme “The Fair.” They appeared in appeared in the 2020-2021 winter issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener. My favorite memory of the Fair is not so much a specific incident but rather a feeling. It’s a rhythmic sense of contentment and connectedness that washes

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Amy Bigelow “First Frost”

This story appeared in the 2021 fall issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener in response to the theme “first frost.” Transferring to a new high school brings a world of new traditions, opportunities and experiences. My move from a rural public high school in New Hampshire to the Maine School of Science and

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Dwight Gagnon “First Frost”

This story appeared in the 2021 fall issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener in response to the theme “first frost.” In the fall of 1969, I was 14 and my family had moved to my great-grandfather’s abandoned homestead in Benton, Maine. It was supposed to be temporary. My family had come here after

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Jack Kertesz “First Frost”

This story appeared in the 2021 fall issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener in response to the theme “first frost.” Frost, you say? Probably one of my least favorite aspects of fall is this landscape-altering feature. Over the years of gardening on MOFGA’s fairgrounds, I have learned to associate the approach of the

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Audrey Zimmerman “First Frost”

This story appeared in the 2021 fall issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener in response to the theme “first frost.” Back in the late 1980s, we had our eyes on a piece of land in southern Aroostook County and our dreams set for gardening and farming there. But we had never lived much

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Nancy Galland “First Frost”

This story appeared in the 2021 fall issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener in response to the theme “first frost.” We scrambled among the rambling, leafy vines, crating squash as fast as we could and trucked it to the tractor shed for storage. We piled the 50-pound crates, totaling about a ton, full

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