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.

Save the Date!Save the date
The 2nd annual Network Gathering and Work Session.

This meeting is set for December 2nd, 2016. It will be held at the Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine, Orono campus. This event brings together the Maine Food Strategy’s subcommittees to discuss action for 2017.

The agenda is currently being worked on, so check back soon for updates, and for how to register. Find details from last year’s event here.

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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