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MOFFA 2018 Summer Social Clagett Farm

Join us for a Farm Tour and Potluck Lunch at Clagett Farm August 5, 2018 10:30 AM-1:30 PM Clagett Farm 11904 Old Marlboro Pike Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Clagett Farm produces over 60,000 pounds of vegetables (and some fruit) each year. The … Continue reading

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MOFFA WINTER MEETING 2018

The Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association Winter Meeting 2018 Will be held on February 17, 2018 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. The Snow Date is February 24. It will be held at Maryland Dept. of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, … Continue reading

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Representing Organics Not Always Easy

MOFFA founding member, Nick Maravell recently attended his last official meeting as a member of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) in Stowe, Vermont, as his five-year term comes to an end. Originally appointed by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Nick … Continue reading

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MOFFA Summer Social Farm Tour & Potluck Supper

Sunday, August 24 2:00 – 6:00 PM Summer Creek Farm 15209 Mud College Road Thurmont, Maryland 21788 Rick Hood, of Summer Creek Farm in Thurmont, has graciously offered to host this year’s Summer Social. Rick established Summer Creek Farm in … Continue reading

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American Chestnut Land Trust is hiring a Farm Manager for the Double Oak Farm CSA

The American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT) Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program: ACLT operates a sustainable agriculture program that provides fresh, locally grown produce for up to 25 paid shareholders and 5 work shareholders over a 25-week growing season. The produce … Continue reading

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A Call for Food Transparency

Regarding the March 11th hearings on GMO labeling legislation, Marylanders should contact their legislators to support bills SB0778 and HB1191.  As a farmer and consumer, I believe we should have the right to know if genetically modified organisms are in … Continue reading

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Who Is Making Our Farming Choices?

Many farmers in Maryland and across the country are using genetically modified organisms—also know as GMOs.  Most of the corn and soybeans, growth hormones and vaccines sold by Monsanto, Elanco, Syngenta, Dow, Dupont, Bayer and BASF are produced with gene … Continue reading

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Cow Share and Raw Milk Legislation in Maryland

Liz Retzig will be presenting an update on cow share and raw milk legislation in Maryland at the 2014 MOFFA Winter Meeting. In Maryland it is illegal to sell raw milk (as in unpasteurized, fresh-from-the-cow milk). It is not illegal … Continue reading

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Exploring Low Tech Food Dehydration to Increase Profits on Small Farms

Tanya Tolchin will be Exploring Low Tech Food Dehydration to Increase Profits on Small Farms at the MOFFA Winter Meeting on February 15, 2014. Tanya says,  “One of the challenges we face on our farm is that we often grow … Continue reading

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Ethnic Vegetable Production

Erroll Mattox from UMES – Maryland Cooperative Extension will be talking about ethnic vegetable production at the MOFFA Winter Meeting on February 15, 2014. Demographics in America are changing and we can grow food for the world/ethnic market here in … Continue reading

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