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Good Shepherd Food Bank Awarded $3 Million for Purchase of Nutritious, Maine-grown Foods for Hunger Relief Efforts

Auburn, ME – The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has awarded Good Shepherd Food Bank $3 million to purchase vegetables, fruits, and seafood from Maine producers to be distributed to hunger relief programs across the state.   Read more here

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Maine’s Office of Securities Announces First Fund-ME Crowdfunding Offering in Maine

Fund-ME Provides New and Existing Businesses with Opportunity to Obtain Investments Needed to Start or Expand Operations Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw has announced the first crowdfunding offering made under Maine’s crowdfunding law, known as Fund-ME. Blue Hill Co-op, a … Continue reading

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Without Farmers, You are All Done

Sun Journal Sunday August 21, 2016 There is just something about putting a seed in the ground and watching it transform into food. Well, not just food. Really good, fresh food that tastes like accomplishment. It’s easy to take our … Continue reading

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Wolfs Neck Farm is awarded a USDA Grant for Training

FREEPORT, ME – The Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Tom Vilsack, today announced that Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation, Inc. (WNF) has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $573,256 to support expansion of its Organic Dairy Farmer … Continue reading

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Digested: Can Small Food Brands Scale Up Without Selling Out?

Slow Money Maine addresses this exact question as part of our focus at the  Daylong event in Belfast, ME November 10, 2016. Here’s an article from Civil Eats on the subject.  Well worth the read. Join us in November and … Continue reading

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Its Time for a New Economics

The Schmacher Center for a New Economics Its Time for a New Economics by Greg Watson Having worked on and off in the arena of sustainable agriculture for nearly fifty years in both the government and nonprofit sectors, the question … Continue reading

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Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development – July news

MCED Connect: July 2106 5 Minutes With… John Holden of the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council. Check out the current newlsetter, for this and more. . .

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Slow Money Maine Featured in Summer Issue of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners

Check out this great article in MOFGA’s summer issue of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners newspaper.  See full article here.

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“Alewife Ambassador” teaches Surry middle-schoolers how to smoke ’em if they get ’em – The Ellsworth American

Check out this great article in the Ellsworth American about Surry School children and Alewives! Here.

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New Food Economy Article – New equity crowdfunding rules take effect in May

For the first time in 80 years, normal people can invest in small businesses – New equity crowdfunding rules take effect in May Read the full article here

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