MOFGA Oral History Collection Available Online

It’s now possible to access online the transcripts, audio files and photographs for this collection of more than 50 interviews conducted from 2000 to 2004 with people associated with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. There are also several photographs and video footage of the bean-hole bean demonstration in 1999. Themes include the process of beginning to farm organically, the early development of MOFGA and its growth; the Common Ground Fair and its expansion; marketing organic food; farming strategies; raising livestock; and MOFGA’s interactions with conventional farmers and the wider community.

The collection can be accessed through Fogler Library’s ArchivesSpace database or DigitalCommons@UMaine.  For more information, contact the Special Collections & Projects Department at 207.581.1686 or