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Sustainable Startups Need Different Investment Instruments

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Washington Post – A Growing Number of Young Americans are Leaving Desk Jobs to Farm

Liz Whitehurst dabbled in several careers before she ended up here, crating fistfuls of fresh-cut arugula in the early-November chill. The hours were better at her nonprofit jobs. So were the benefits. But two years ago, the 32-year-old Whitehurst — … Continue reading

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BikeMaine Event serves 75% local foods!

For the second year, Maine Farm and Sea Cooperative (MFSC) was selected to manage all the meal purchasing to service for BikeMaine.

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Tim Rider-New England Fishmongers, featured in National Fisherman

Tim Rider, of NE Fishmongers, a presenter and loan recipient through SMM, is featured in the September issue of National Fisherman….yay team!!!  

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Federal Reserve and USDA launch new report about regional food systems

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

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CDI Summer newsletter

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Could green crabs become a Maine delicacy?

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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Maine Policy Review — “Owning Maine’s Future: Fostering a Cooperative Economy in Maine”

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FocusMaine Partners to Launch Job Creation Strategies

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

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Last week, Amazon acquired Whole Foods. . . what do we make of that??

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

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