The Network

The Maine Food Strategy was convened to bring together people with diverse perspectives to identify and advance shared goals for building Maine’s food economy and strengthening our food system.

wood-1177727Through dozens of stakeholder interviews, outreach meetings and speaking engagements, project staff and Steering Committee members have talked with people across the state about what they’d like to see from Maine’s food system.

Input from these conversations and past planning efforts in Maine informed the creation of FOUR GOAL AREAS for a food system that:

Economic Development SubcommitteeCreates ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT opportunities and builds lasting livelihoods.

Healthy Food For All Goal
Provides HEALTHY FOOD FOR ALL Maine people

Healthy Maine Environment

Vibrant CommunitiesContributes to VIBRANT COMMUNITIES that recognize the importance of food production to our state


In 2015, the Steering Committee formed subcommittees to focus on further defining these goals, and identifying programs, activities and policies that encourage progress in these areas.


For more information on how to participate in a subcommittee or to provide input into the process, contact us, or sign up for our Email Newsletter for regular updates.