Media Center

Welcome to the Maine Food Strategy Media Center. Members of the media and interested public can access press releases and information about the Initiative.

Media contact:

Press release: Announcing the Maine Food Strategy Framework document –

Press links for the release of the Framework:

Overview of agriculture, fishing and food legislation:
Pulse Check: Food Policy Report of the 126th Legislature (1/28/15)

MFS seeks input from Maine’s agriculture community at 2015 AG show:
2015 Maine Agricultural Trades Show (1/7/15)

Kick off 2015 and support Maine farmers and fishermen:
10 Ways to Eat More Maine Food in 2015 (1/5/15)

MFS Co-Director Tanya Swain participates in food panel discussion:
Envision Maine Summit, (9/22/14)

MFS Co-Director Barbi Ives will share information about MFS:
2014 Common Ground Country Fair (9/18/14)

MFS Co-Director Tanya Swain to discuss the importance of the state’s local farming, food and fishing economy:
Maine’s Growing Food Industry Conference (9/17/14)

MFS holds Briefings in Lewiston, Portland and Caribou:
Consumer Survey Briefings (6/11/14)

Find out what Maine households think about local food and seafood:
Maine Food Strategy’s Consumer Survey Report

MFS Consumer Survey Report PR  (5/19/14)

Learn more about the goals of the Maine Food Strategy:
Maine Food Strategy Fact Sheet

Download graphs from the 2014 Consumer Survey Report
Purchased food at a farmers market or farm stand
Buying Influence
Define Local
Fish Budget
Food Budget
Member of a CSA or CSF
Reasons for not purchasing more local food
80% chose to purchase local or Maine food
Purchasing fish, seafood or shellfish
Reasons to belong to a CSA or CSF
Self-provisioning activities
Where Mainers shop most for food