History

The Organic Movement in Michigan

Maynard Kaufman, who was present at the creation of both Organic Growers of Michigan (1973) and MOFFA (1992), has edited a book about the history of the organic movement in Michigan, with contributions from fifteen of those who were involved in the movement over the past 45 years.  The 19 chapters in the book encompass a wide variety of information: historical summaries of the major organic organizations, reports on various organic activities, and essays about the past, present and future of organic farming. They provide a record of both successes and failures, triumphs and tragedies, such as the fatal encounter of OGM with the Federal program for organic certification.
 
The book was published on May 26, 2017.  For more information see The Organic Movement in Michigan.
 
 

Other Historical Resources

Maynard Kaufman and Judy Yaeger sat down in the summer of 2010 to talk about the origins of Organic Growers of Michigan, MOFFA's parent organization.  You can watch the video here.

MOFFA's more recent Annual Reports and Newsletters are onlinewe plan to bring older reports and newsletters online as we have time. 

A report on the state of organic farming in Michigan in 2006, by Jim Bingen, Carol Osborne, and Emily Reardon.

A report on Community Supported Agriculture in 2002 by Laura B. DeLind, a follow-up to her 1998 study,  The Many Faces of Community Supported Agriculture.