Category Archives: In The News

MFT Series: Competing in Maine’s Organic Grain Economy

Competing in Maine’s Organic Grain Economy Friday, February 23, 3-8 p.m.) AND Saturday, February 24 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) AND Saturday, March 10 (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle Part of Maine Farmland Trust’s Farming for Wholesale program, … Continue reading

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MOFGA’s Organic Farmer Loan Fund

MOFGA is accepting applications until March 30 for the spring 2018 funding cycle of its organic farmer loan fund. This fund is intended particularly to help organic farmers working on establishing a credit history for their farms. Loans in the … Continue reading

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Applications Being Taken for MOFGA’s Organic Farmer Loan Fun

MOFGA is accepting applications until March 30 for the spring 2018 funding cycle of its organic farmer loan fund. This fund is intended particularly to help organic farmers working on establishing a credit history for their farms. Loans in the … Continue reading

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Fire in Balfour Farm’s New Kitchen

Join join us in supporting Heather and Doug Donahue of Balfour Farm, as they launch this crowdfunding campaign to help them rebuild their farmhouse cafe after a devastating fire just before Christmas.  Read Bangor Daily News Article here. GoFundMe Campaign

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Pingree Receives Leadership Award for her work with the food system from the James Beard Foundation

NEW YORK CITY—At an awards dinner last night, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) received a 2017 Leadership Award from the James Beard Foundation for her work on national food system reform. “I’m deeply honored to receive a James Beard Leadership Award … Continue reading

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The Farmer’s Edge – New Online Business Course

More information can be found here.

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Sad news about Wholesome Wave’s Co-founder and Founding Board Chair Gus Schumacher

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Wholesome Wave’s Co-founder and Founding Board Chair Gus Schumacher passed unexpectedly of heart failure Sunday night. Wholesome Wave, the good food movement, the agricultural sector, and the world at … Continue reading

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‘Maine Calling’ radio show – Food Sovereignty

If you missed the recent MPBN Maine Calling (July 17th, 2017) radio show on Food Sovereignty  — You can listen to the full show here.

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Maine Food Strategy Summer Newsletter

The Maine Food Strategy summer newsletter is out!

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Dirt Capital Partners Hosts Farm Tour & Dinner at East Forty Farm

Thanks to Jacob Israelow and Benneth Phelps of Dirt Capital Partners, along with Allison Lakin and Neal Foley of East Forty Farm, for hosting a farm tour and dinner in Waldoboro on July 24th. A cool, rainy day did not … Continue reading

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