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NODPA’s 10th Annual Field Days
October 7th and 8th, 2010
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
Common Ground Fairground and Educational Center
294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity ME 04988


From I-95 North (Waterville, ME), Take 95 North to Exit 133 and merge onto US 201 South toward Fairfield, ME. Turn left onto ME 139. Take Route 139 East across the Kennebec River in Fairfield, through Benton and all the way to Unity Village. Turn left at the blinking light in Unity onto Route 202. Turn right onto Depot Street. Turn right onto Route 220 and look for Crosby Brook Road on the right. Turn right onto Crosby Brook Road and follow it around until you see the entrance to MOFGA on the left. For directions other than from I-95, visit MOFGA’s website:


There are many places to stay in the region but please keep in mind that Field Days are being held just before the Columbus Day holiday weekend and during the ‘leaf-peeping’ season, so planning ahead will be important. For extensive lodging options in the area, please visit MOFGA’s website, Participants are welcome to camp at the fairgrounds at no charge, and will have access to bathrooms and running water but no shower facilities.

July 17, 2010: The 10th Annual NODPA Field Days moves to the autumn this year and will be held October 7th and 8th in Unity, Maine at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s (MOFGA) Education Center and Common Ground Fairgrounds.

In order to whet everyone’s appetite for a terrific event, we’ve included the program in the centerfold of this newsletter!

We are excited to welcome our keynote speaker, Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator of the National Organic Program. Other speakers include Lawrence Andres, Dr. Heather Darby and an on-farm renewable energy panel of producers and resource people discussing various conservation and renewable energy enterprises and practices.

There are a couple of new features this year:

  • Thursday afternoon will spotlight renewable energy projects, strategies and opportunities with concurrent demonstrations, workshops and displays.
  • Thursday evening during the social hour and Friday morning we will be showing the documentary film, ‘What’s Organic about Organic?’
  • Camping at the MOFGA Common Ground Fairgrounds will be allowed at no charge.
  • Grant assistance for attending Field Days: Thanks to a grant from Horizon Organic, NODPA can assist farmers with some costs associated with attending Field Days including travel, relief milkers and other costs associated with leaving the farm.

Sponsors, supporters and tradeshow participants are still welcome! For new contributors and tradeshow folks, your support will be noted in the Field Days Brochure, in the September NODPA News and in e-newsletters before and after the event. Please email Nora Owens ( or call her, 413-772-0444, with questions or to request further information. The deadline for getting listed in the brochure is August 1st.