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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.

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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 …

Economic Development’s June 15 Meeting


Individuals who are interested in local food systems or who contribute to food access work in Maine are invited to engage in the further development of one of the four Maine Food Strategy goal areas:

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“Maine is recognized for having a food system that promotes economic development opportunities and build lasting livelihoods.”


The Economic Development subcommittee will host its first meeting Monday, June 15. The group will discuss ideas generated so far to support economic development in Maine’s food system.

*All interested participants are asked to email us prior to the meeting to receive copies

News Flash: Seafood is Actually Food (and Part of our “Food System”)

We are delighted to offer this guest post from Monique Coombs, a fisheries-focused member of The Maine Food Strategy team.


by Monique Coombs

IMG_5906Seafood is part of a food system, but it is often not included in local food system discussions, usually simply because it is overlooked, or perceived as not easily accessible.  In Maine, we are trying very hard not only to include it in our Maine Food Strategy, but make it an integral part of the process, planning, and future action around strengthening our food system and food-based economy.

It’s unfortunate that seafood has not become more …