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Portland Press Articles of Interest

“Big Risks are Part of Growing the Local Food Economy” “Black operated Farms in Maine Grow by Leaps and Bounds”

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Mainers meet at Terra Madre

Great article in from the Portland Press Herald.  Enjoy!

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Slow Money Vermont Makes Headlines

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/09/14/vermont-ready-to-reap-rewards-of-slow-money/

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Slow Money Maine Receives Lewis Mumford Award from ADPSR

Bonnie Rukin & Lisa Sebesta were in Boston at Greenfest on August 16th to accept the Lewis Mumford Environment award from ADPSR (Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility). The awards are selected annually by this national group in the categories of Peace, … Continue reading

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New Slaughterhouse in Gardiner

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/08/04/slaughterhouse-plan-moves-forward-in-gardiner/

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Slow Money National seeks Entrepreneurs for Showcase

Slow Money National is seeking entrepreneurs for its national gathering’s presenter showcase in Louisville, KY, November 10th-12th. If interested, please contact Michael Bartner: michael@slowmoney.org Here is the link to the application form that enterprises need to fill out by July … Continue reading

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Butcher, farmer to purvey local foods in South Portland

Ben Slayton of Farmer’s Gate Market in Wales and Penny Jordan of Jordan’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth plan to open a retail store in the Knightville neighborhood. Read the full article here

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Grants Available for food system nonprofits

Check out this great opportunity! Maine Sunday Telegram and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation are offering grants up to $15K to support nonprofit local food distribution organizations. Deadline is May 23rd. https://www.harvardpilgrim.org/pls/portal/docs/PAGE/FOUNDATION/FOUNDATION_HOME/2014-MAINE-LOCAL-FOOD-GRANTS-PROGRAM-RFP.PDF

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Coastal Farms and Food Processing Facility Announces Closing

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/04/11/business/coastal-farms-and-foods-in-belfast-to-shut-its-doors-forcing-tenants-to-relocate/

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Seed Capital Tax Credit

FAME: * revised seed capital tax credit law goes into effect this coming summer *  no applications accepted until law’s effective date *  investments made before then may qualify retroactively *  $675,000 in credits available in 2014 * rules now … Continue reading

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