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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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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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