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Maine Food Strategy Summer Newsletter

The Maine Food Strategy summer newsletter is out!

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Dirt Capital Partners Hosts Farm Tour & Dinner at East Forty Farm

Thanks to Jacob Israelow and Benneth Phelps of Dirt Capital Partners, along with Allison Lakin and Neal Foley of East Forty Farm, for hosting a farm tour and dinner in Waldoboro on July 24th. A cool, rainy day did not … Continue reading

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Maine Passes Food Sovereignty Bill

Maine is the newest State to pass a food sovereignty Bill. Read full article here.

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Free Summer Lunch Programs for kids

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GLEANINGS GALORE

On June 4th, a glorious sunny day, the beauty and comfort of Vicki Skydell’s home, tasty food and 12 dedicated Maine gleaners all contributed great spirit and ideas to an energizing gathering led by Hannah Semler of Healthy Acadia. The … Continue reading

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Alternative Food Production Needs Fresh Bread

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

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News from Maine Grain Alliance

ALLAGASH BREWING COMPANY PLEDGES TO BUY ONE MILLION POUNDS OF MAINE-GROWN GRAIN, PER YEAR, BY 2021. Click here to read the full article from Maine Grain Alliance

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Business Insider: The Demand for ‘Local’ Food is Growing — Here’s Why Investors Should Pay Attention

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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

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Central Maine Gleaners Volunteer Opportunities

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

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