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Ways to Support Local, Organic Dairy

In light of the decision by Danone, the owner of the Horizon Organic brand, to terminate contracts with 89 organic dairies in the Northeast, including 14 farms in Maine, there is an increased need to support local, organic dairy by consumers. Organic dairy farms are the backbone of many of Maine’s rural communities. These farms are fixtures

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New Issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener

The 2021-2022 winter issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, MOFGA’s quarterly newspaper, is now available. In it, Roberta Bailey shares potato recipes from around the world in her Harvest Kitchen column, and Will Bonsall pays homage to cabbage — “a trusty old staple” — with planting tips and his sauerkraut recipe. Other tips

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2021 Chard Shirts Reprint

As part of MOFGA’s 50th anniversary we’re releasing reprints of some favorite Common Ground Country Fair t-shirts from past years. Today we’re excited to release the latest reprint featuring the 2016 Common Ground Country Fair artwork featuring an arrangement of Rainbow Swiss chard leaves, a staple in many home gardens and at farmers’ markets and a

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Organic Farmers and Consumers File Complaint against B-Lab Calling for Action on Danone North America’s B Corp Certification

November 23, 2021  —  Yesterday, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) joined a coalition of organizations to deliver signatures and comments from 7,739 organic consumers and farmers to submit a complaint to B Lab (administer of the B Corporation corporate social value certification program) against Danone North America, owner of Horizon Organic. The

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Maine Organic Marketplace Grand Opening

On 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021, The Maine Organic Marketplace will celebrate its grand opening. The marketplace is located at 55 Main Street in Freeport, Maine, and is a project of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). “What started as a pop-up store in the winter of 2020 has now grown

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2021 Garlic Scapes Reprint

We’re releasing reprints of some of our most popular Common Ground Country Fair T-shirts in celebration of MOFGA’s 50th anniversary this year. Today we released the 2012 Fair T-shirt special edition reprints of the Garlic Scapes design by Lyndsey Monroe Marston. During this season of planting garlic we hope that you enjoy this beloved design, which

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Join the 2021 Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 1-7, 2021 Virtual Sessions and In-Person Farm Tours The Farmer to Farmer Conference hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is known for its intimacy, in-depth treatment of topics and profound discussions. The conference offerings are based on the idea that farmers learn best from their peers and other practitioners. Speakers

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Common Ground Country Fair Status Update

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has announced that the organization will not move forward with an in-person Common Ground Country Fair this year. Executive Director Sarah Alexander said, “The ongoing pandemic, rising COVID-19 cases throughout Maine and valuable feedback from our community have led us to this point. We did not come to

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It’s MOFGA’s 50th Anniversary

Over the past 50 years, MOFGA has built a thriving organic farming community and changed Maine’s food landscape. (You can read more about MOFGA’s history in the Portland Press Herald, and listen to today’s Maine Calling!) As we look forward to our next 50 years, we know that our members are critical to our success. Give $50

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