Category Archives: In The News

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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USDA News

 Click here to view all that is happening in the USDA

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The Transformation of American Agriculture – Farming, Eating, and Investing Amid Upheaval

Featuring chapters on Somerset Grist Mills and Northern Girl,  this book might be one to add to your collection, or pass around through your community. “Kathy O. Brozek’s new book, The Transformation of American Agriculture, might just turn out to … Continue reading

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USDA farming census: Maine has more young farmers, more land in farms

A wonderful article in the Bangor Daily News – click here to view

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Community + Farmers = Success!

The 1st ever Fair Food Network Business Boot Camp was a success and Maine businesses were certainly well represented!  Check out the blog post below to read an interview with Sarah Smith of The PickUp… winner of the 10,000 Technical … Continue reading

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Eleanor Kinney on The Dr Lisa Radio Show

Click on link below to hear this wonderful interview highlighting Slow Money Maine and other wonderful organizations in Maine. The Dr Lisa Radio Show featuring Eleanor Kinney

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