What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
farmland protection, organics, farm to school, home gardens, farmers' markets, local foods marketing and distribution, food coops
Are you a food producer? If so, what types of food do you produce?
vegetables, apples, berry fruit, eggs, meats, other
If you produce foods of some sort, please choose one of the following:
I produce foods for sale to others
If you produce foods for sale, where or how can Mainers buy them?
Brunswick farmers Market, Crown of Maine Cooperative, Royal River Natural Foods,Common Ground Fair
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
We are an organic farm in Greene, Maine. We have four acres in organic apple orchard and a flock of Katahdin sheep. We are working torwards a closed farm system with as few inputs from off farm as possible using a synergy of production between the sheep and the orchard. We are members of MOFGA and recently the Maine Sheep Breeders Association.
In a recent article, Michael Pollan said, ""We're spending more time watching other people cook food on television than we are cooking ourselves... I think on some level we understand how important cooking is and we miss it in our lives. So, we're trying to have it vicariously by watching other people do it and some of it does what television does, which…See More
As America's food system becomes more professionalized and distribution channels widen, small producers and plants have an opportunity to move into new markets. Consumers are looking for safe, wholesome food, and entrepreneurs are stepping up to provide new products, or put an new twist on established products.Food however, exists in a regulatory framework. If you want to grow your business into wholesale, sell meat, dairy, seafood or juice, someone is going to regulate you. And whomever…See More
"FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools) is currently running a Kickstarter for the FARMS Community Kitchen to be located on the second floor of Rising Tide. Please visit our Kickstarter page, support our project and spread the word. See:…"