2016 MEETING SCHEDULE:
Bi- Monthly SMM Meetings
2016: Thursdays 1/14, 3/17, 5/12, 7/21, 9/15 at Christ Church in Gardiner 1-4pm
November Daylong Gathering in Belfast: 11/10/16
No Small Potatoes (NSP) Investment ClubFor more information and to download an application, click here.
Maine Organic Lenders (MOL) Investment ClubFor more information and to submit an application, click here.
Recent SMM Buzz
- Wolfs Neck Farm is awarded a USDA Grant for Training
- Digested: Can Small Food Brands Scale Up Without Selling Out?
- MCED Connect: August 2016 – Aquaculture! 5 Minutes with Chris Davis of MAIC and Local Wisdom with Carter Newell
- CEI Women’s Business Center – PIPELINE ANGELS PITCH SUMMIT AND ANGEL INVESTOR BOOTCAMP
- Land & Sea half-day Colloquium
- New Roots Cooperative Farm celebrates new farm in Lewiston on August 11th
- Maine Food Strategy Announcements!!
- SMM Meeting Minutes – July 21st, 2016
Subscribe to the SMM Blog
Category Archives: Meeting Minutes
With the combination of high summer and high temperatures, it was not surprising to have a smaller but well engaged group at our July meeting. Bonnie opened with an awareness of intentions to remain inclusive and apolitical but with a timely … Continue reading
A quintessential summer-like day in May, along with grant deadlines and the start of the full growing season resulted in a smaller than usual audience for our gathering though the presentations and local food offerings offered a full afternoon. Bonnie … Continue reading
Meeting Minutes – March 17th, 2016 Our March gathering was notable in the gentleness of the weather outdoors and the swirl of SMM activity indoors. This mood was reflected in our first-ever inclusion of three different on-site meetings before our regularly scheduled gathering: a … Continue reading
Our SMM network had an energizing start to the New Year at our January 14th gathering! Bonnie shared the theme of Rudolf Steiner’s 7-year cycles in terms of SMM being ready to “step up and step out” as we enter … Continue reading
The Food Hub Hubbub – November 12th, 2015 The “hubbub” mood definitely characterized our 6th annual Daylong Gathering focused on food hubs with a full complement of presentations, perspectives and conversations! Thanks to all of you for generously sharing your … Continue reading
Meeting Minutes – October 15th, 2015 A definite seasonal shift, after an extended Indian summer, marked our October SMM gathering. We were grateful to have a special visit from Dave Miller of Iroquois Valley Farms, based in Illinois, for both … Continue reading
Meeting Minutes – July 23rd, 2015 The essences of summer splendor and food abundance marked our July gathering which was attended by a large number of people, including over a dozen farmers whom Bonnie honored in her prefacing remarks. As a … Continue reading
A glorious Spring day set the mood for our May gathering, which was preceded by our second peer-to-peer focus group on year round growing, attended by a dozen people. Please note that these groups are a new SMM offering, taking place from … Continue reading
March 19th SMM Meeting Minutes: After announcements and acknowledgments, Bonnie reflected on the swirling qualities of our distinctive winter, related not only to cold temperatures, snow quantities and wind intensity, but to our personal lives and food system activities as well. … Continue reading
WOW!!!! What an expansive, energizing, auspicious start to the new year with our first SMM gathering of 2015!! Our new, larger venue was inviting and spacious and the room was well filled with familiar and new faces, delicious food samplings, inspiring presentations and … Continue reading