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MOFGA Publishes CSA Guide
Membership in a CSA is a great way for all of us to answer the important question, 'Who's your farmer?'
The Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) has published a directory of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the state. CSA is a way for people to support local farms by committing to buy shares of the season's harvest, and in so doing, share the risks and benefits of local food production. Farmers receive funds in advance to help with materials and labor, and share-holders get fresh produce and other farm products throughout the growing season.
Most of the CSAs listed in MOFGA's directory offer a full range of vegetables during the Maine growing season--June through October. Some CSA's offer other products such as fruits, meat, dairy, or other value-added farm products. Many farmers offer educational materials and other opportunities to their members such as farm newsletters, recipes, work days, farm tours, and pick-your-own crops. The directory includes descriptions of what each farm has to offer.
CSA shares are available to more than 3500 families across Maine, serving over 85 communities and covering all of Maine's 16 counties.
"The CSA concept is moving like wildfire across the country and Maine seems to be emerging as one of the leaders in this movement." said MOFGA's Organic Marketing Coordinator Melissa White. "It is a fantastic opportunity for people looking to support local agriculture or to make positive changes in their family's diet. Membership in a CSA is a great way for all of us to answer the important question, 'Who's your farmer?'"
MOFGA's directory will be updated periodically, as new CSAs are developing all the time.
To download a copy of the report, and to get more information about CSAs in Maine, visit MOFGA's CSA page, or contact Melissa White at email@example.com or (207) 568-4142.
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