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 diminish the enthusiasm of 20 people who gathered to enjoy familiar and new connections, and savor delicious local food prepared by Neal and Allison! The couple also included the farm’s history and their collaboration with Dirt Capital, CEI, MFT and others, to purchase the farm last October and develop varied enterprises there. Allison has been making Lakin’s Gorges cheese in Rockport for several years and plans to finish building her own creamery on the farm in the next few months. Neal has moved his sawmill business to the farm and is focused on restoring and enhancing fields and forests, with pigs, cows and poultry in the mix. Several organizations and other food system partners from near and far had a special opportunity to meet and deepen their understandings of state and regional collaborations needed to build healthy food systems!
Annual Daylong gathering Wed. Nov. 8th, 2017
Hutchinson Center, Belfast, ME 8:15-3:30
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- Balle Leadership Summit
- USDA 2018 Farm to School Grant application December deadline
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