2017/2018 MEETING SCHEDULE:
2017 SMM MEETING DATES
WEDNESDAYS: 10/4 at Christ Church in Gardiner 1-4pm
11/8/17: November Daylong Gathering in Belfast
2018 SMM Meeting Dates:
Wednesdays: 2018 Jan. 17th, April 11th, Oct. 3rd
SMM Daylong Nov. 14th, 2018
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Recent SMM Buzz
- MOFGA’s Aroostook County Tour
- Alternative Food Production Needs Fresh Bread
- News from Maine Grain Alliance
- CEI Women’s Business Center upcoming Workshops!
- Maine Startup and Create Week
- Farm Business Planning Course
- Portland Food Launch June 22nd
- Business Insider: The Demand for ‘Local’ Food is Growing — Here’s Why Investors Should Pay Attention
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Category Archives: In The News
This New Food Economy article details needs for funding local food businesses and the shift in mind sets required to make it happen. Sarah Smith of Grassland Farms, Iroquois Valley Farms and the Maine Harvest Credit Project are all featured … Continue reading
Business Insider: The Demand for ‘Local’ Food is Growing — Here’s Why Investors Should Pay Attention
Read full article here
Congresswoman Pingree leads bipartisan bill to support continued growth in organic agriculture industry
For Immediate Release: WASHINGTON D.C. – Today Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) will introduce the Organic Agriculture Research Act to support the continued growth of the nation’s booming organic agriculture industry. The legislation increases … Continue reading
Central Maine Gleaners Volunteer Opportunities CMGG is a volunteer group started in June 2015 to glean after-harvest food for local food pantries and soup kitchen. If you are interested in volunteering this season please contact Steve Knight using the contact … Continue reading
Due to the seasonality of our crop, our processing facility is not in use during the months of July, August, September and part of October. We are licensed for Seaweed, Vegetables, and Fruits. Our 6,400 sqft facility is located just … Continue reading
The majority of Maine’s business, farms and multi-unity housing is owned by people nearing or at retirement age, many of whom don’t have succession plans. In Maine, 400,000 acres of farmland is expected to change hands in the next ten … Continue reading
Check out this video; https://vimeo.com/204250102 It stars Marada and Leah, and our farmer friends; David Ouellette, Chubb Dion, and Jay LaJoie. And also serves as a great tribute to Kate and Jim Cook. Big shoes. “Episode Six” – Growing a … Continue reading
Registration is open at USM! The Food Studies Program has a stellar line-up of classes on offer. Check our our Fall 2017 course guide here: https://usm.maine.edu/food-studies More info coming soon about: our paid internship program (launching Fall 2017) our graduate … Continue reading
Check out the New Farmers Almanac from Greenhorns Now — buy it here. While you are perusing their site, take a look at some of the upcoming films that are on the docket as well! See listings here.