Welcome to the Maine Food Strategy!

Thefork without background Maine Food Strategy is an initiative to create a broader and more strongly connected network of organizations, businesses and individuals contributing to the food system in Maine. The initiative is convening a statewide participatory process that will identify and advance shared goals to support a robust food economy in our state.

Photo credit: Andy Bustin

Photo credit: Andy Bustin

In recent years, job and business growth in food production and processing in Maine have demonstrated the potential for great opportunity. At the same time, increasing food security rates are one example of longstanding problems.

Maine has an extensive network of people and groups working on food systems issues, and businesses working to develop the state’s food economy. Now is the time to link all our good work together, strengthen Maine’s assets in agriculture and fisheries and enhance access to Maine foods and employment opportunities for Maine citizens.

Have you heard of the Maine Food Atlas?

The Maine Food Atlas encourages diverse food operators—growers, processors, farm to school groups, food security organizations—to use the website and put themselves “on the map.”

From their website, you can search for organizations or businesses in your area, or add your own to bolster recognition and connectively within the Maine food system!



Be Part of the Maine Food Strategy…

Share your input, lend your expertise and help define how we can all work more collaboratively and effectively to strengthen Maine’s amazing food system. Visit our Network Page for more information on the initiative’s four goal areas and how to get involved.

The Maine Food Strategy is advised by a volunteer Steering Committee and is fiscally sponsored by Third Sector New England.

For more information:
Email: mfs@mainefoodstrategy.org
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