2016 MEETING SCHEDULE:
Bi- Monthly SMM Meetings
2016: Thursdays 1/14, 3/17, 5/12, 7/21, 9/15 at Christ Church in Gardiner 1-4pm
November Daylong Gathering in Belfast: 11/10/16
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
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- Maine Farm to School 5th Annual Conference
- SMM Meeting Minutes – September 15, 2016
- Jenn Lagnini – Turtle Rock Farm
- Maine Farm & Sea Cooperative seeks Board members
- Fair Food Fund – Calling All Good Food Entrepreneurs!
- FOCUSME: GAME CHANGING SUPPORT FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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. . .
Check out this great article in MOFGA’s summer issue of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners newspaper. See full article here.
“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.
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