MOFGA Director Interview & Open Creamery Day

Today’s Press Herald has published an interview with Ted Quaday, the new executive director of MOFGA,

Q: …What about MOFGA stood out to you and made you want to be a part of it?
A:
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country that is dedicated to building the organic food movement. It is an organization supported by strong membership and a tremendous commitment to volunteerism that sustains its work in every way. Its dedication to collaboration among all those associated with the organization has enabled it to become a highly innovative and influential national leader in the organic movement…

and an article about Open Creamery Day and a listof participating cheesemakers.

“We did (Open Creamery Day) last year, and it was great,” [Sarah Wiederkehr]said. “My husband and I kind of tag-team tours, so as people trickle in we gather groups of five to 10 people and take them on a tour of the farm, then walk them through the milking parlor, the milk house and then through the creamery. Then we bring them out to the pasture to meet the herd.”

Open Creamery Day takes place on October 13, 2013.