2017 MEETING SCHEDULE:
2017 SMM MEETING DATES
WEDNESDAYS: 3/8, 4/12, 10/4 at Christ Church in Gardiner 1-4pm
11/8/17: November Daylong Gathering in Belfast
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
- SMM embraces social media!
- Apple Creek Farm: We’re Hatching an Egg-pansion
- PROFESSIONAL TRAINING FOR FARM SUCCESSION ADVISORS IN NEW ENGLAND
- New Roots Farm is seeking a Marketing Coordinator
- Workshop: Introduction to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule
- The Women’s Business Center at CEI is hosting InnovateHER 2017!
- Portland Food Launch and Festival
- Portland Press Herald – How a Van Buren-based vegetable processor went from triumph to shutdown
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The bad news arrived right around Labor Day. Northern Girl’s customer Whole Foods, which had been buying nearly 3,000 pounds of its fresh harvest medley every week – cleaned, cubed and ready to be roasted and served up in the … Continue reading
Although we sadly acknowledge news of Northern Girl closing its doors, we also want to acknowledge the positive impacts that this processing facility had in Aroostook County and beyond. Farmers, food banks, social service agencies such as Catholic Charities, employees, … Continue reading
SMM article in the Bangor Daily News – “You don’t have to be a farmer to play a role in Maine’s local food scene”
BELMONT, Maine ― When Mike and Christa Bahner, of Bahner Farm in Belmont, had a hoop house collapse under the weight of snow a couple of winters ago, the couple didn’t have time to go through the red tape process … Continue reading
New England’s small-boat scallopers are not just diving and dragging for their catch. They’re driving to change the way it’s managed. “My biggest worry is that we just have a fishery to work on,” says Kristan Porter, 46, a scallop … Continue reading
“Supporters Hope to Organize First-in-the-Country Food and Farming Credit Union” Read the full article here.
With eight thousand plus farms in Maine, New England’s northernmost state is also its most agricultural. Since 2007, agricultural sales in the Pine Tree State have grown an astonishing 24 percent. But before you celebrate, consider this: financing small farms … Continue reading
Sadly, Northern Girl Food Processor has chosen to close it doors and is looking for a suitable buyer for the business. Read full article here.
Check out the latest article about Slow Money Maine in the current issue of Zest magazine. If you’d like a hard copy to share with others, we will have some available at our gathering next Wednesday in Gardiner! Read the … Continue reading
Tim Rider, New England Fish Mongers, is bringing back an old style of fishing groundfish…. by rod and reel. Read the full article from the Portland Press Herald here PS — Come sample some of Tim’s fish at the next … Continue reading
Two new Waldoboro residents are revitalizing a 40-acre farm overlooking the Medomak River off Friendship Road in Waldoboro. Allison Lakin and Neal Foley moved to East Forty Farm and Dairy in October 2016, looking to utilize the property to house … Continue reading