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Leveraging the Co-op Model for Business Success
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Noemi Giszpenc Apr 9, 2012.

 

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Apr 3
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ELFC Annual Meeting & Monthly Networking Meeting at University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Building, Room 211

March 14, 2014 from 1pm to 3:30pm
From 1:00-2:00 pm, ELFC will hold its annual board elections and conduct other board business postponed from the regular annual meeting originally scheduled in February, which was cancelled due to a snowstorm.From 2:00-3:30 pm, ELFC will hold its regular monthly networking meeting.See More
Mar 10
Amanda Beal and Belfast Co-op are now friends
Nov 9, 2012
Amanda Beal posted an event

MaineFare 2012 at Downtown Belfast & Colonial Theater

September 7, 2012 all day
Maine Farmland Trust will host an event celebrating Maine’s local food traditions, farms, farmers, restaurants, chefs, and happy eaters in downtown Belfast on Friday, September 7th from 9AM to 9PM. “MaineFare” will showcase the work of Maine’s best food producers artisan processors.  This event will also engage participants in educational discussions about local food and farming. All members of the public are encouraged to attend. “MaineFare 2012″ is the revival of an event that was held…See More
Aug 31, 2012
Amanda Beal joined LisaF's group
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Greater Portland Food System

This group is to facilitate connections among people and groups working directly in the Greater Portland Food System (farmers, fishermen, activists, food service, agencies, NGO's, businesses/coops, gardeners, processors, distributors/aggregators, retailers, etc.)  This online group is meant to compliment the other connecting work already happening in Greater Portland.See More
May 30, 2012
Amanda Beal updated their profile
Apr 17, 2012
Noemi Giszpenc replied to Amanda Beal's discussion Leveraging the Co-op Model for Business Success
"Hey Randall, What do you mean by "this"? You mean my answers to a dozen questions? Or my general advice to people who want to start cooperatives? Or set up/serve on a board? Is there a particular reason you want it in 100 words or less --…"
Apr 9, 2012
Randall Parr replied to Amanda Beal's discussion Leveraging the Co-op Model for Business Success
"Can this be simplified into 100 words or less?"
Apr 9, 2012

Profile Information

Where in Maine do you live and eat?
Southern Maine
What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
farmland protection, organics, food justice, farm to school, school gardens, home gardens, community gardens, hunger and local foods access, farm to institution, farm to restaurant, CSAs, farmers' markets, local foods marketing and distribution, food coops, GM-free seeds and genetics, fisheries, health and nutrition
Are you a food producer? If so, what types of food do you produce?
vegetables, apples, berry fruit, other
If you produce foods of some sort, please choose one of the following:
I produce foods only for my own and my family's consumption
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
I'm currently a grad student, enrolled in the Agriculture, Food & Environment program at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy. I also serve on the Board of Directors for Cultivating Community. At the moment, I'm particularly excited about the By Land and By Sea project, underway through the Eat Local Foods Coalition, which is exploring collaborative potential between Maine's farming and fishing communities as we collectively continue efforts to build a vibrant and sustainable local food movement.

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At 9:12pm on March 31, 2008, Jones Franzel said…
Hello friend ~ Soooo excited about Food + Farm, and my inside sources keep remarking on how awesome you are to work with. Hope to see you soon!
At 8:16am on March 24, 2008, John Jemison said…
Hi amanda - my Carola potatoes are holding out very well. Most of the winter squash has faded (molded) - and the parsnips are a tad soft - but my spuds are still delicious. Roasted some up last night.

see you for a while on sunday week - got our slow food kickoff dinner that evening. take care, jj
At 5:29pm on March 22, 2008, Leslie Oster said…
Thanks sweetie! How are you going to do the SPACE thing and the Boothbay thing all in the same weekend? You must be Super Woman!
At 8:03am on March 13, 2008, Maggie Warner said…
yum yum yum, i would do a soup swap, but this is the first weekend i have to be in wells since before thanksgiving so i am going to take full advantage of sleeping in and being lazy!
At 5:38pm on March 3, 2008, Liz Blackwell-Moore said…
thanks for clueing me in on the site!!
L
At 7:08pm on March 1, 2008, Jim Hanna said…
Hi Amanda
Local virtual friends are cool too.
Jim
At 3:03pm on March 1, 2008, John Jemison said…
ciao Amanda ... i hope you are doing well.

john jemison
At 10:11pm on February 28, 2008, David Buchanan said…
Hey, I'm getting excited about this site! So many school garden activities are coming through my emails these days, I'd like to form a group to help keep track of everything. David
 
 
 

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Free screening of "American Meat" in Belfast at Belfast Free Library

April 29, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
On Tuesday, April 29 at 6pm in the Belfast Free Library, located at 106 High Street in downtown Belfast, there will be a free screening of "American Meat", a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in the U.S.  Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and…See More
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Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Market at Exeter High School

April 12, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.See More
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Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Market at Wentworth Greenhouses

April 5, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.• Featured Food: Eggs! We have a number of vendors bringing all sorts of eggs and will have a local egg Q&A with display area for…See More
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"Our Fresh Start Farms CSA sign-ups are in full swing! Visit http://cultivatingcommunity.org/csa/fresh-start-farms-csa.html"
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New England Food Policy Report Released!

Dear Colleague, Thanks to your efforts and those of many local, state and regional food system advocates, New England is creating a more sustainable and resilient food system. Together, we can further advance our work by promoting innovative and supportive public policies. Toward that end, American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group are excited to let you know about our new report, …See More
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Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Market at Wentworth Greenhouses

March 22, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors  selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.• Featured Food: Maple Syrup! There will be all sorts of delicious maple offerings including maple sugar, maple cream and candy, maple…See More
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Mar 15
Caren Mulford posted an event

WERU Community Radio On-Air Farm & Garden Auction at WERU-FM Community Radio

June 3, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
An on air auction benefit for WERU Community Radio offers more than 70 certificates donated by local farms, farmers markets, fisheries and garden suppliers. During the fast-moving, live auction each item is described on air and bidders call in their bids for farm produce, dairy and cheeses, meats, seafood, bales of hay, useful tools, organic compost, and garden amendments, all produced locally. Auction items will be listed in advance at www.weru.org, along…See More
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Maine Food System

Welcome to the conversation about how we, the people of Maine, can take cooperative action to sustainably grow as much of our food within Maine as possible - for our environment, our economy & for our health!
Mar 14
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Food Council Network hosts Mark Winne on March 21st at St Mary's Nutrition Center

March 21, 2014 from 8:30am to 12pm
The Maine Network of Community Food Councils will be hosting a morning with Mark Winne on Friday, March 21st at St. Mary's Nutrition Center in Lewiston.Mark is a national Food Policy Council guru and author of the new book: Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial AgricultureJoin us at 8:30 for breakfast (donation appreciated), followed by Mark talking about his book, and then a discussion of food councils, focused especially on the Food…See More
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Land Search

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Maine Farmers' Markets

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Maine Food Hubs

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Mar 12
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2014 Maine Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Unity (Weekend Format) at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center

May 16, 2014 at 9am to September 7, 2014 at 5pm
For full course details and to RSVP and hold a spot, use the web site link above!A one-weekend-per-month format for the internationally-recognized full Permaculture Design Certificate Course, running May through September 2014 in Unity, Maine.  Co-sponsored by MOFGA and held at the Common Ground Education Center.This course is recommended for home-owners and renters, farmers and gardeners, landscape professionals, planners, architects, engineers,…See More
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