Together We Grow

50th Anniversary Campaign

Building a Sustainable Future for Maine Farms

“We have a long way to go to create a productive, climate-friendly and equitable food system, and regenerative and organic farming techniques are key to making that happen.”

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Maine District One

MOFGA’s vision for an organic future is to create a healthy and fair food system for all. Through training, education and advocacy MOFGA helps farmers thrive, makes more local, organic food available and builds sustainable communities.

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 farms and thousands more farmers, homesteaders and gardeners who grow organically. 

MOFGA’s $12 million 50th Anniversary Campaign builds on past success and sets a bold path forward for our region. With your support by 2030 MOFGA will succeed in:

Helping Farmers Thrive

Increasing the number of MOFGA-certified organic producers
from 500 to 750.

Growing Maine’s organic acreage from 65,000 to 130,000.

Advocating for Our Farms and Our Communities

Passing transformative legislation to address climate change, reduce toxic chemicals, and promote viability of organic agriculture at the state and federal levels.

Educating the Next Generation

Increasing the number of annual participants in skills-based training on sustainable living from 5,000 to 13,000.

Preserving the Old, Exploring the New

Building upon the endowment to create a sustainable system of support for annual programs and the preservation of agricultural heritage.

Building Common Ground

Increasing consumer access to local, organic Maine products.
Partnering throughout the food system to improve food security and access to organic food.

Helping build rural economies by increasing consumer spending on local, organic food.

Comprehensive Campaign Goals

Every single gift to MOFGA supports the campaign and is put straight to work. Here is the financial breakdown of the campaign which will allow us to achieve our strategic goals. We believe that this work is critical for our region, our people and our environment, and we hope you will join us in support of our mission.

Campaign Pie Chart

"Every day on our farms we see the impacts of climate change. We think about how locally raised food nourishes our communities, how our farms create jobs and how we help create a healthier environment and a better future for future generations. We also weigh the realities of public health, food insecurity and inequities. We know that despite our progress, we need to act now to transform our overall food system from an import-dependent industrial system to a model that starts with the soil and ends with the food on every plate.

Organic farming will be central to this model, as a key to both mitigating climate change and providing nourishing food for our communities. Just as MOFGA has transformed the landscape of Maine over the past 50 years to what it is today, tomorrow’s transformation will only happen with the kinds of strategic training, education and grassroots advocacy that MOFGA can continue to provide.

Whether you are an organic farmer or gardener, a farmers’ market customer, an environmental or social justice activist, a seasonal Maine community member, a new resident or a multigenerational Mainer, you have a critical role to play in the future of MOFGA and the future of Maine’s agricultural stewardship and significance. We hope that you will join us in support of MOFGA during this special moment. Together we grow. Together we can build a better future for all of us."

Stacy Brenner, Broadturn Farm, MOFGA Board President and
Beth Schiller, Dandelion Spring Farm, MOFGA Board Vice President

Together We Grow

Interested in learning more about the campaign? Please reach out to Meghan Metzger, Director of Development and Membership, at [email protected], or Elizabeth Lucy, Campaign Officer, at [email protected].

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