The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), formed in 1971, is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country. Hosts the Common Ground Country Fair every September.
With the help of its members and friends, MOFGA has created a facility to support organic growers, and demonstrate the viability of organic agriculture. Located on 250+ acres of mixed farmland and forest in Unity, Maine, MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center provides ample space for the organization’s renowned Fair while serving as an exciting venue for year-round educational programs. Each year, we host dozens of gardening, farming and forestry management meetings, demonstrations, workshops and courses. MOFGA’s staff offices are located in the main building on the grounds as well. The education center serves as an ideal “common ground” for teaching people from all walks of life about the effectiveness, beauty and importance of ecologically sound farming and gardening.
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.