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POLICY ACTION ALERT: Deadline for Farm Bill is fast approaching!

Time is running out for Congress to pass a new farm bill- the current farm bill expires on September 30! A conference committee, which includes leadership from both Agriculture Committees as well as other House and Senate members, has been … Continue reading

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“Soil 2017” Reading & Book Signing by Woody Tasch

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More U.S. businesses are becoming worker co-ops: Here’s why

BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI Article appears in Fast Company, read the entire article here. In 1982, Linda and Gregory Coles were struggling to find a sitter for their 18-month-old daughter. After a year of searching, they just decided to open their … Continue reading

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The Carrot Project’s Business Assistance Network for Farms & Food Businesses

  (Photo: Two Farmers Farm, Scarborough, ME) The Carrot Project and their partners have started a new initiative outlined in the guiding document, The Blueprint: Building a Better Business Assistance Network for Farms and Food Businesses. (Click here to view … Continue reading

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MOFGA awards three business development grants

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), thanks to support from the John Merck Fund, is awarding $3,000 grants to each of three MOFGA-certified organic businesses: Turtle Rock Farm in Brunswick, Ripley Farm in Dover-Foxcroft and Left Field Farm … Continue reading

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The Food Studies Program at USM Announces New Food Studies Graduate Certificate

Are you curious about where your food comes from? Do you care whether the land it’s grown on is being well cared for and if the workers are making a livable wage? Do you want to help end widespread hunger … Continue reading

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Frinklepod Farm Announces Summer Cooking Classes

Vegan Sushi, Pickles-Chutneys-Jams, Date Night, Mexican Fiesta, and more….  Frinklepod Farm has something for everyone planned this summer! Frinklepod Farm is proud to be the only venue in southern Maine (and probably beyond) offering a regular schedule of hands-on, plant-based/vegan cooking classes!   The … Continue reading

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Wild Folk Farm Holds 3rd Annual Rice Planting Party; June 2, 2018

Join Wild Folk Farm on Saturday June 2nd for their Third Annual Rice Planting Party! ~~~~~~~~ 12-6pm working, 7-11pm un-working Come play amongst the frogs, toads, and migratory birds. Come learn about rice cultivation and paddy creation. Let’s continue to create … Continue reading

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Fork Food Lab’s Entrepreneurship and Scale Up Series to Begin May 29

Join Fork Food Lab for their Entrepreneurship & Scale Up Series running through October. The first event in the series, an overview of scaling up, will be on Tuesday, May 29. Learn more here. Scaling your business might be your dream. … Continue reading

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CEI launches ‘Wicked Fast Microloans’ for small businesses

Coastal Enterprises Inc. has created a new microloan product that’s intended to help small businesses that need capital quickly to address needs ranging from equipment breakdowns to scaling up operations in order to take advantage of unique opportunities. Read about … Continue reading

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