Category Archives: Food Safety

Developing Four Food System Goals


Our Steering Committee has formed subcommittees focused on four broad goal areas that seem likely to affect the greatest number of other leverage points within the system. These goals are in draft form and may evolve through thoughtful discussion, respectful feedback and input from invested volunteers.

We’ve listed each draft goal, a current snapshot of activity and contact for more information.

Economic Development SubcommitteeEconomic Development 
Maine Is Recognized For Having a Food System That Promotes Economic Development Opportunities And Builds Lasting Livelihoods.

The Economic Development Subcommittee is hosting its first meeting June 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Kennebec …

The Buzz about Buying Local

For many beekeepers in Maine, April 15 is not as much Tax Day as it is New Bee Day. Starting April 15th, packages of honeybees arrive to supplement the state’s 8,000 year-round hives. For Maine’s beekeeping community, it heralds the season’s beginning where bees get busy both pollinating crops and producing honey. “Maine’s honey is of the highest quality and no one has trouble selling this product at local farmer’s markets or elsewhere,” said Lincoln Sennett, owner of Swan’s Honey.

Why Buy Local

Today’s savvy consumers embrace the benefits of locally-produced foods for a variety of reasons. “New on the …

New USDA Rules for “Competitive” School Snack Foods

USDA released Interim Final Rules for competitive foods—the snacks and sodas sold from vending machines and carts outside of federally supported school lunches…The new  standards are tough and will change the food landscape in schools much for the better.”