Category Archives: In The News

A new approach to community food systems integrates conservation-minded land trusts

Portland Press Herald, May 15, 2016 In an effort to free Mainers from food insecurity, Good Shepherd Food Bank – the state’s largest hunger relief organization – works with 600 food pantries, schools, churches and other social service providers. Now … Continue reading

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Planting Justice Creates Access to Affordable Food

With the help of Slow Money Northern California, Planting Justice has purchased Rolling River Nursery, in Oakland, CA. The nursery is set to be transformed into an urban farm and training center that will greatly expand access to fresh produce, food-producing … Continue reading

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Unity College seeks Farm and Field manager

Unity College McKay Farm and Research Station is seeking an experienced farm and field manager for a full-time, salaried position with benefits. To see a full description of the position see our Farm Manager job announcement on the Unity College … Continue reading

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Feeding the Community

See what’s going on in the county.  Watch the inspiring video “Feeding the Community” to see how The Maine Community Foundation, Catholic Charities, Fair Food Fund and Northern Girl are working together to make fresh vegetables available to those that … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Maine Carrots in Caribou

Northern Girl and Carey Medical Center team up and launch a program to provide locally grown carrots to Maine schoolchildren.  WAGM news covers “Kids Eat Maine Carrots in Caribou.”

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Baking Workshops at Somerset Grist Mill

View  this article and learn how to register for these workshops about bread and the bread economy

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Fair Food Network testifies on Healthy Food Incentives in House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee Public Hearing

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SMM Seeks Administrative Assistant

Looking to engage in our dynamic network in a new and gratifying way?  View the job listing here

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Congratulations to Thirty Acre Farm

Congratulations to Thirty Acre Farm!   Thirty Acre Farm won this year’s Fair Food Business Boot Camp pitch competition hosted at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care! This small family farm produces and sells lacto-fermented goods made from vegetables grown on their … Continue reading

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Trailer for Scaling Local 1.0 Growing Greater Portland’s Food Enterprises

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