Supporting Sustainable Agriculture in Maine
Do you know where the largest and oldest state organic organization is in the Unites States?
It’s in Maine!
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), formed in 1971, is the country’s longest existing and biggest state organic organization in the country. MOFGA’s mission is to help farmers and gardeners: grow organic food, fiber and other crops; protect the environment; recycle natural resources; increase local food production; support rural communities; and illuminate for consumers the connection between healthful food and environmentally sound farming practices.
MOFGA led the charge to pass a GMO labeling law in Maine. But the group is probably best known for its annual Common Ground Country Fair, attended by nearly 60,000 people every year.
MOFGA and the Common Ground Country Fair are unique and creative in their approach to teaching people of all ages how to love our Mother Earth.