The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Certification Services (MCS) has updated its online searchable database to make it easier for people to find MOFGA-certified organic foods and products. With an abundance of locally produced food and products available, and the holidays around the corner, autumn is a great time of year for the public to connect with local producers.
MCS has worked to reconfigure the searchable database to improve the user experience. With 529 MOFGA-certified organic producers throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, there are many options to find products within reach, and with enhanced keyword searches and an improved user interface, the database makes finding those producers easy. Searches show the contact information and location of each producer, and a list of MOFGA-certified organic products as well as the markets that the producer chooses to publicize.
Additional new elements of the database include a total count of producers by county and region, and the database now syncs automatically with MCS certification data in real time, ensuring users are seeing the most up-to-date information.
“We’re pleased to offer this enhanced searchable database to the public, which provides improved search functionality to connect eaters, buyers and food manufacturers with certified organic producers,” said Chris Grigsby, director of MCS. “Whether you’re looking for farms in your area that offer CSAs, or are a certified organic dairy farm looking for certified organic feed or bedding, this searchable database has you covered! MOFGA Certification Services prides itself on offering more than just certification services to farms and food producers in our area, and we hope that certified producers see this as one of many additional values when choosing to certify with MCS.”
The searchable database is just one of many services provided by MCS and MOFGA , and they remain committed to protecting human health and the environment, including the health and wellbeing of their clients, representatives and staff. Learn more about MCS at mofgacertification.org.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), formed in 1971, is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country and is creating a food system that is healthy and fair for all of us. Through education, training and advocacy, MOFGA is helping farmers thrive, making more local, organic food available and building sustainable communities. Learn more at mofga.org.