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Tickets are now on sale for the Common Ground Country Fair!

Tickets are on sale now for the 47th annual Common Ground Country Fair at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. The fair, the premier event of MOFGA, will take place on September 22, 23 and 24.  MOFGA’s annual celebration of rural living offers something for everyone. This year, MOFGA is excited to welcome

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MOFGA Denounces Mills’ Veto Of Farmworker Minimum Wage

MOFGA is astounded by Governor Mills’ last minute veto of a bill (LD 398) that would ensure a farmworker’s right to minimum wage. Under current federal and Maine law, farmworkers are ensured of only $7.25 per hour (the federal minimum wage — unchanged since July of 2009), no overtime and no protected right to engage

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MOFGA’s Summer Reading List

Looking for a book to read this summer? Here’s a look back at some of our favorite books reviewed in The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener in 2023. The short list includes cookbooks and deep dives into some of the most pressing issues of our time, from climate change to biodiversity loss. For the full

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This Farm Bill Must Go Big on the Health of the Planet

The Senate and House Agriculture Committees of Congress are well into discussions on the 2023 Farm Bill, the country’s enormous spending package that strives to secure our nation’s food supply, support our farmers, and protect the natural resources on which our food and agriculture systems depend. It’s difficult to comprehend the scope and size of

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Read the Summer MOF&G

The summer issue of MOFGA’s publication, The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, is now available. In it, you’ll find tips for the farm, garden and homestead. Topics include bundle dyeing with plant materials, overwintering peas as a cover crop and for spring harvests, building a cold frame, and record-keeping on the farm. Plus, our annual Daytripping list highlights farms

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Daytripping: Farms and Gardens to Visit This Summer

At farm and garden tours this summer, learn about seed saving, organic vegetable gardening, no-till practices, permaculture, growing fruit trees organically, raising rabbits, building a stone wall, and much more. For more farms to visit this summer, please check the event calendar on MOFGA’s website, where you’ll find Farmer to Farmer in the Field events,

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Farm & Homestead Day is Back!

Everyone is invited to MOFGA’s main campus in Unity on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to share skills, food and fun. This free, family-friendly event returns after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and features a wide variety of hands-on activities.  Since 2012, Farm & Homestead Day has been

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Volunteers Needed for MOFGA Barn Rebuild

In January 2023, MOFGA lost one of our barns to a destructive fire. Over the last few months, we have worked to file insurance claims, purchase materials and prepare to rebuild the structure. We now have several volunteer workdays scheduled. Come join the community of volunteers helping us rebuild! Please dress appropriately for outside work, including

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