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.
Through 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:
Creates ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT opportunities and builds lasting livelihoods.
Provides HEALTHY FOOD FOR ALL Maine people
Supports a HEALTHY MAINE ENVIRONMENT
Contributes to VIBRANT COMMUNITIES that recognize the importance of food production to our state