Archives: Resources

Large Animal Veterinarian List

The following directory is provided by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry April 2018 Practice Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone Number, Email, Species – Comments Animal Medical Associates, 875 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072, 207-282-5151– Bees & Companion Animals Animal Medical Clinic, 413 North Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976, 207-474-8376, [email protected] – Poultry Animal Welfare Society, [email protected] –

Read More »

Livestock

On this page find resources, reports, and contact information for MOFGA’s organic dairy and livestock specialists! Information about Homeopathy Click on the images above to view or download homeopathic recommendations for livestock Beyond Arnica Homeopathic Treatment of Acute Disease Homeopathic Resource List The Use of Homeopathy in Chronic Disease Fact Sheets Transitioning to Organic: Sheep

Read More »

Organic Seed Sources

Updated February 10, 2022   MOFGA makes no claims about quality of seeds produced.Note that many suppliers produce both organic and conventional seeds. Field Crop Seeds Albert Lea Seed HouseAlbert Lea, MN800-352-5247alseed.com Blaine’s Best Seeds, LLCRugby, ND701-776-6023 Blue River HybridsKelley, IA800-370-7979blueriverorgseed.com Falk’s Seed FarmMurdock, MN320-875-4341falkseed.com Great Harvest OrganicsAtlanta, IN
317-984-6685greatharvestorganics.com Green Haven Open Pollinated Seed GroupAvoca,

Read More »

Field Crops

Fact Sheets Fact Sheet 1: An Organic Farmers’ Guide to the Interpretation of a Standard Soil Test from the University of Maine (Download PDF 272K) Fact Sheet 8: Providing Nitrogen to Crops (Download PDF 200K) Fact Sheet 10: Using Green Manures (Download PDF 128K) Fact Sheet 11: Natural Sources of Plant Nutrients (Download PDF 112K)

Read More »

Fruits and Vegetables

On this page find pest reports, fact sheets, and contact information for MOFGA’s organic crop specialists for any other questions! Pest Reports 2019 Reports 2018 Reports 2017 Reports 2016 Reports 2015 Reports 2014 Reports 2013 Reports Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets Technical Bulletin 1: Basics of Organic Vegetable Gardening (PDF) Fact Sheet 1: An Organic

Read More »

Cover Crops Are More Species Better

A pasture seeded in a “crazy mix” consisting of over eight species of cover crops. Planted in the early summer, the tillage radish bolted and set seed instead of growing a large taproot – different species may perform better at different times of the year. Photo courtesy of Caleb Goossen Peas and oats can be

Read More »

Common Spring and Summer Ailments in Livestock

Drawing by Toki Oshima By Jacki Perkins As fall fades to winter and we hunker down in hopes of an early spring, we can ready ourselves to handle livestock health concerns that are common during the spring and summer months. Winter can be an excellent time to reflect on what we saw in our pastures

Read More »

Mainers Contribute to Maine Bumble Bee Atlas

Orange-belted Bumble Bee (Bombus ternarius) on a dandelion. Photo by Leif Richardson Selene Frohmberg looking for bumble bees from the bow of a canoe. Photo by Eric Frohmberg Eric Frohmberg with his bee collecting kit. Photo courtesy of the Frohmbergs Selene Frohmberg collecting in a remote area. Photo by Eric Frohmberg By Tim King On a

Read More »

Blackberries The Sweet and the Thorny

By Joyce White My blackberry patch has a history, and it begins with raspberries. When I moved to the small town of Stoneham in the Western Maine foothills 23 years ago, I told my elderly neighbor, Arlene, that even though I had started a new raspberry patch, I missed picking fresh, ripe raspberries. “Well, you

Read More »

Harvest Kitchen Cookies as Self Care

Drawing by Toki Oshima By Roberta Bailey Well, we have made it this far in the pandemic. It is a time of such extremes: the extreme pain of missing people, of not being there for holidays, birthdays, weddings and deaths. Some businesses are thriving and some have closed their doors; some had to temporarily shut

Read More »
Scroll to Top