Author Archives: Maine Food Strategy

MFS Webinar

If you missed the Maine Food Strategy Informational Webinar on June 8, you can find the information below. Stay connected!

  • Follow this link for the audio recording
  • View the presentation here
  • Find the list of resources shared on the webinar here.

Notes & Follow ups

img_7923Note-takers at this year’s Maine Food Network Gathering work hard to capture the themes, actions, and follow up from the sessions. Read up below, and send any questions to


Public Policy: When is it the right tool, and how do you do it?

img_7935 Fisheries Diversification: Opportunities and Stability for Maine’s Marine Economy

Beyond Selling “Local”: Effective Messages for Marketing Maine Food Products

Workforce Development for Food Systems


We’ll be at the Jan. 20 ME Network of Community Food Councils Mtg., Brunswick!

Maine Network of Community Food Councils
Monthly Network Meeting – Jan 20, 2016, 10-12:30
Brunswick Topsham Land Trust Office, 208 Maine St. Brunswick
Also join at:  Or by phone: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) 
or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)   •  Meeting ID: 625 534 4979
FMI contact Ken Morse at…

Nov. 19: Economic Development Group

Economic Development SubcommitteeThe Economic Development Group will meet to review a draft planning framework for this goal area.

Date: November 19, 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Kennebec Valley Council of Governments, Fairfield
FMI: Contact Rosie Vanadestine

Nov. 19: Vibrant Communities Meeting

The Maine Food Strategy invites all interested parties to a meeting on its Vibrant Communities goal area which focuses on the connections between profitable farms and fisheries and the cultural heritage, ecology and economies of Maine communities. Join us:Vibrant Communities

Date: November 19, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Viles Arboretum, Augusta
FMI: Contact Tanya Swain

RSVP requested by November 10.

Save the Date: Dec. 4 Maine Food Strategy Network Gathering


Date:  December 4, 2015
Location: Wells Conference Center, University of Maine Orono

FMI: Contact

Who should attend?

Those who have have participated in subcommittees (Economic Development, Healthy Maine Environment, Healthy Food for All, Vibrant Communities).

Individuals interested in helping to strengthen the network of organizations, individuals and businesses working in or on food systems.

Individuals with specific input on business or economic development, public policy, environmental or social concerns related to the future of food production, food security and environmental sustainability in Maine.…

Oct. 29: Healthy Food For All Meeting

The Healthy Food For All subcommittee invites all interested parties to attend its third meeting for a focused discussion on activities for moving Maine Healthy Food For All Goaltowards a goal of expanding access to healthy food for people in Maine.

No worries if you haven’t attended a prior meeting. Your input is important and needed!

Date: October 29, 9:30 a. – 12 p.m.
Location: Muskie School, University of Southern Maine
FMI: Contact Sandy Gilbreath

RSVP requested by October 26.