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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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Seed Swap & Scion Exchange has been Postponed to April 2

Tables of seeds and pieces of scionwood for grafting fruit trees stretch from one end of MOFGA’s Exhibition Hall to the other, and a hum of excitement fills the air. For gardeners and orchardists, it’s the most wonderful flea market in the world. Not only that — almost everything is free! MOFGA’s annual Seed Swap & Scion Exchange is celebrating

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Help MOFGA Rebuild!

In January, one of the barns at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center burned down. Thankfully, no one was injured in the fire. However, the building and all of the equipment stored in it were completely destroyed. We are planning to rebuild the barn before the 2023 Common Ground Country Fair and replace all of the

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Together We Grow: Farmer Programs at MOFGA

MOFGA’s vision for an organic future is to create a healthy and fair food system for all. Over the past 50 years, MOFGA has built a thriving organic farming community and changed the food landscape of Maine. Today, Maine is home to more than 500 certified organic producers and thousands more farmers, homesteaders and gardeners

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MOFGA’s Certification Program Report         

With the many challenges continuing to confront organic farmers and producers, namely PFAS chemical contamination and the ongoing dairy crisis, the MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) team started the 2022 season with a lot of uncertainty. We once again saw a resilient local food system in action, with the state and many partners, including MOFGA, providing

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