2017/2018 MEETING SCHEDULE:
2017 SMM MEETING DATES
WEDNESDAYS: 10/4 at Christ Church in Gardiner 1-4pm
11/8/17: November Daylong Gathering in Belfast
2018 SMM Meeting Dates:
Wednesdays: 2018 Jan. 17th, April 11th, Oct. 3rd
SMM Daylong Nov. 14th, 2018
No Small Potatoes (NSP) Investment ClubFor more information and to download an application, click here.
Maine Organic Lenders (MOL) Investment ClubFor more information and to submit an application, click here.
Recent SMM Buzz
- MOFGA’s Aroostook County Tour
- Alternative Food Production Needs Fresh Bread
- News from Maine Grain Alliance
- CEI Women’s Business Center upcoming Workshops!
- Maine Startup and Create Week
- Farm Business Planning Course
- Portland Food Launch June 22nd
- Business Insider: The Demand for ‘Local’ Food is Growing — Here’s Why Investors Should Pay Attention
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Bonnie was one of 35 people who had a wonderful opportunity to learn more about food and agriculture in Aroostook County on MOFGA’s 3-day tour in mid-June. Participants represented nonprofits, foundations, investors and individuals who are active supporters of building healthy … Continue reading
This New Food Economy article details needs for funding local food businesses and the shift in mind sets required to make it happen. Sarah Smith of Grassland Farms, Iroquois Valley Farms and the Maine Harvest Credit Project are all featured … Continue reading
CONTRACT LAW BASICS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES THURSDAY, JUNE 15 | 9-10:30am LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN STARTING A BUSINESS TUESDAY, JUNE 27 | 9-10:30am FUEL FOR GROWTH: THE RIGHT CAPITAL AT THE RIGHT TIME THURSDAY, JUNE 22 | 7:30-8:45am MAINE STARTUP & … Continue reading
2 FOR 1 Week-long Tickets on Sale Now! Looking to kick off your summer with meaningful connections and game-changing insights, all in one amazing week? Please join us at Maine Startup and Create Week, from June 19-23! We’re thrilled to … Continue reading
Starting this November, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry – Maine Farms for the Future Program and Jed Beach of FarmSmart Business Services will offer NxLevel™ Tilling the Soil of Opportunity, a business planning course tailored for Maine … Continue reading
Is your Maine food business a Startup, Scale-up or Accelerate? If you’re a Maine food entrepreneur with an idea and passion, find out how to turn it into a real business. details here.
Business Insider: The Demand for ‘Local’ Food is Growing — Here’s Why Investors Should Pay Attention
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Congresswoman Pingree leads bipartisan bill to support continued growth in organic agriculture industry
For Immediate Release: WASHINGTON D.C. – Today Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) will introduce the Organic Agriculture Research Act to support the continued growth of the nation’s booming organic agriculture industry. The legislation increases … Continue reading
Dirigo Food Safety will be offering an in-person introduction to HACCP class June 5-6, 2017. Hosted at Lucy’s Granola in East Blue Hill, Maine, and taught by Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel, this course we will cover the principles of HACCP, how … Continue reading