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Celebrating 50 Years of MOFGA Impact

It’s an exciting time at MOFGA. We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, and we’re amazed at what this community has been able to accomplish together over the past 50 years. Looking ahead, we’re energized by our ambitious goals for creating a food system that is healthy and fair for all of us.Since 1971, the

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Cucurbit Downy Mildew Alert

Cucurbit downy mildew has been verified on cucumbers and cantaloupe in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Because of prevailing west-to-east weather patterns, and the projected path of tropical storm Elsa, there is a chance that this disease will continue its spread toward us.The Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasting website is predicting much of New England and Maine to

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MOFGA Opens Permanent Storefront

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is pleased to announce that its new storefront in Freeport, Maine, is now open. The Maine Organic Marketplace, located at 55 Main Street in the old Bartol Library downtown, allows MOFGA to grow its presence in southern Maine. The storefront will support Maine’s producers through the sale

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Legislature Embraces Maine Healthy Soils Program

Signals Commitment to Agricultural Resilience in the Struggle Against Climate Change Maine State House — Yesterday, Maine’s House of Representatives followed the lead of the Senate, voting unanimously to support LD 437 – An Act To Establish the Maine Healthy Soils Program. Broad bipartisan support for healthy soils indicates an increasing awareness of the critical

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Common Ground Country Fair Planned As In-Person Event

The Common Ground Country Fair, the signature event of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) in Unity, Maine, is moving forward as an in-person event this year. April Boucher, Common Ground Country Fair director, said, “After months of discussions, research and planning to determine if we can meet our primary goal of supporting

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Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee Opposes Ban on Aerial Herbicide Spraying for Forestry, then Opposes Establishing a Maine Citizen Forest Advisory Board

otes cast today by members of the Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF) revealed the tentacles of corporate capture in Maine policymaking. Disregarding the mountain of science about the environmental and human health effects of glyphosate and other herbicides commonly used in plantation forestry operations, a majority of the committee

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MOFGA Announces New Farmer Training Program Participants

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) has announced the newest members of two of its premier farmer training programs, the Journeyperson Program and the Maine Farm Resilience Program. MOFGA offers a full complement of farmer training programs to help farmers of all levels achieve their goals. MOFGA’s Journeyperson Program is geared to farms with

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Healthy Soils Feed Us All

Protecting and enhancing soil health is a key factor in mitigating climate change, protecting our waterways, and providing nutritious food for our communities.  MOFGA’s primary policy priority in the Maine State Legislature this spring, LD 437 – An Act to Establish the Maine Healthy Soils Program, will provide education and incentives for Maine’s farmers to

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Organic Certification Application Period Open

MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) is accepting applications for organic certification from crop and livestock producers until June 1, 2021. Adult use and medical cannabis producers who are interested in certification can apply to the MOFGA Certified Clean Cannabis program through June 30. Application materials and supporting documents can be downloaded at mofgacertification.org and are also

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