Annual Daylong gathering Wed. Nov. 8th, 2017
Hutchinson Center, Belfast, ME 8:15-3:30
(All Past Meeting Minutes)
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
- Closing Maine’s Hunger Gaps – USM Food Studies Program
- Regional Food Systems Investments in New England:
- ‘Trawl to Table’ Meetings coming up
- The Farmer’s Edge – New Online Business Course
- SMM Meeting Minutes: October 4th, 2017
- Balle Leadership Summit
- USDA 2018 Farm to School Grant application December deadline
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Category Archives: Articles
For the second year, Maine Farm and Sea Cooperative (MFSC) was selected to manage all the meal purchasing to service for BikeMaine.
Tim Rider, of NE Fishmongers, a presenter and loan recipient through SMM, is featured in the September issue of National Fisherman….yay team!!!
Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities, published as a partnership between the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s agencies … Continue reading
Read the summer newsletter here.
Invasive green crabs responsible for decimating Maine’s soft-shell clam industry are being investigated for possible culinary purposes. Art conservator Jonathan Taggart, marine biologist Marissa McMahan, and Georgetown lobsterman Chris Jamison traveled to Venice last year to learn the secrets of harvesting green … Continue reading
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FocusMaine has a goal to stimulate the growth of between 5,000 to 12,000 direct traded jobs (primarily engaging in exports from Maine) and 14,000 to 32,000 indirect jobs(supplier and supports) over the course of the next ten years. Read full … Continue reading
Last week, Amazon acquired Whole Foods in a move that has many wondering what this means for the direction of the economy. In my view, Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods does to organics what Uber did to the sharing economy: … 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
The New Food Economy – Who’s benefiting from the billions invested in food startups? Not Middle America
A fascinating article about on the failure of Oklahoma City’s Urban Agrarian—and why local food is struggling outside the coastal bubbles — that applies to all local food communities across the country — See full article here.