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General

MOFGApedia
http://www.mofga.net/MOFGApedia/tabid/132/Default.aspx

Maine FarmLink list of Farming Resources
ncluding agricultural information, insurance, mediation, and taxation
http://mainefarmlink.org.planetmaine.net/FarmTransferResources/AdditionalFarmingResources/tabid/110/Default.aspx

Organizations

ME Dept. of Agriculture logoMaine Department of Agriculture
http://www.maine.gov/agriculture

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources is the State’s lead agency dealing with all aspects of the food system from the field to the table. The Department maintains a mission of fostering opportunities for the agriculture community and of promoting stewardship of Maine’s natural resources.

MOFGA logoMaine Organic Farmers and Growers Association (MOFGA)
http://www.mofga.org/

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), formed in 1971, is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country.
Mission: The purpose of the Association 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.

Slow food logoSlow Food Maine Chapters
http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/local_chapters/#Maine

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

The Grange logoMaine State Grange Patrons of Husbandry
http://mainestategrange.org/

The Maine chapter of the National Grange. The National Grange of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in 1867 after the Civil War and is the oldest agricultural organization in the US. This organization was founded to give farmers from both the North and South who had previously fought against one another a platform in which they could band together, and today's Granges still give people the ability to band together for their common economic and political well-being.

Eat Maine Foods logoEat Maine Foods!
http://www.eatmainefoods.org/

Eat Maine Foods is the networking site of the Eat Local Foods Coalition of Maine (ELFC), a coalition of groups and people working to put more Maine foods on more Maine tables more often.

Maine Federation of Farmer's Markets logoMaine Federation of Farmer's Markets
http://www.mffm.org

Originally an effort of the Maine Department of Agriculture from 1997-2010, what remains is now available on this website which is kept updated by Tom Roberts of Snakeroot Farm. There are a variety of resources for both farmer's and shoppers on the site.

Get real, get Maine logoGet Real, Get Maine
http://www.getrealmaine.com/

The Get Real, Get Maine program was established by the Maine Department of Agriculture to promote local food products.

Farm to School logoMaine Farm to School Program
http://www.farmtoschool.org/state-home.php?id=25

Maine's current farm to school movement consists of many diverse, grassroots projects including an annual Maine Harvest Lunch, seasonal tastings of Maine-fresh food, ongoing school purchasing relationships with farms, and several school garden and greenhouse projects.

Maine school garden project logoMaine School Garden Project
http://www.msgn.org/home

The mission of the Maine School Garden Network is to promote and support educational gardens for youth, and to encourage school programs which teach healthy eating and environmental stewardship.

UMaine logoUniversity of Maine's Cooperative Extension: Agriculture
http://umaine.edu/agriculture/

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides practical, how-to farm management solutions based on university research.
Plant a Row for the Hungry - an outreach of UMaine Cooperative Extension
http://www.umaine.edu/umcecumberland/par/

Master Gardener's Program - an outreach of UMaine Cooperative Extension
http://umaine.edu/gardening/programs/master-gardeners/

RSU 20 Healthy Kids logoRSU20 Healthy Kids (.org)
www.rsu20healthykids.com

Parent group in Belfast working to make school meals healthier and strongly advocate for using local foods.

Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine logoMaine Food & Lifestyle Magazine
http://mainefoodandlifestyle.com

A magazine dedicated to telling local food stories.

Crown of Maine logo

Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative (COMOC)
http://crownofmainecoop.com

Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative distribute locally grown, gathered and produced food.

Washington County Food Alliance logoWashington County Food & Fuel Alliance
http://wacofa.com/

The Washington County Food Alliance is a group of farmers, food producers and distributors working together to build the agricultural infrastructure in Washington County, Maine.

Reports

Maine’s Organic Farms - An Impact Report
November 2010

http://www.dnnmaine.com/mofga/files/Organic%20Impact%20Report.pdf

Agricultural Creative Economy Report
2004
http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/mpd/information/agcreative.pdf

2007 US Agriculture Census Highlights
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2007/Online_Highlights/Fact_Sheets/organics.pdf

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