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Ocean Approved has some extra processing space. . .

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

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Support LD 1338 at a public hearing on 4/26

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

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Greenhorn’s Episode Six-Growing a Regional Food Economy video

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

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USM Food Studies Program registration is OPEN!

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

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The New Farmers Almanac is here!

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.

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FINE Report-Campus Dining 101: A Benchmark Study on Farm to College in New England.”

Interesting study!

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Collective Commitments and KIVA Partnerships – Pat Pinto

In late 2016, I founded ‘Collective Commitments’ to support Maine entrepreneurs via a partnership with Kiva. Kiva is a non-profit supporting the vision that “Dreams are universal, but opportunity is not.” Its U.S. program provides 0% interest loans up to … Continue reading

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Farm to Institution releases a new video

“Creating local vitality” — That’s not the title, but one of those in the film spoke it, and it stuck with me as I watched this inspiring and educational video promo that FINE has just created.

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SMM embraces social media!

As we continue to spread the word of the SMM network throughout the state, we know that we need to make use of all forms of sharing.  With this post, we are pleased to share with our network that any … Continue reading

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Apple Creek Farm: We’re Hatching an Egg-pansion

Check out Apple Creek Farm’s great Crowdfunding video here on Barnraiser

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