Food for Maine's Future serves as an umbrella for groups and campaigns which share a common goal of building a just, secure, sustainable and democratic food system to the benefit of all Maine farmers, communities, and the environment.
This group is for all who: a) are on a land search b) might have /know of land available c) wants to discuss / contribute to discussion about land search & all related issues - real estate, land features/qualities, land trusts, long-term leases, etcSee More
I'm writing a column for next week's Food & Dining section of the Portland Press Herald that will feature caterers who offer party food that differs from the standard fare of bacon-wrapped scallops and beef teriyaki. I'm looking for Maine companies that specialize in alternative diets, such as gluten-free, dairy-free, low sugar, raw or vegan. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear about them. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 791-6297.
"i have hunted (for food not sport) since i have been able to hold a bow. It is a long tradition in our family. In many ways we see it as not only a way to obtain local meet, but to move back into a life style that is more in sync with the rhythm of…"
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farmland protection, organics, health and nutrition, food justice, farm to school, school gardens, home gardens, community gardens, food and faith, 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
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I produce foods only for my own and my family's consumption
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I grew up on an organic farm and write about local food every week in my Natural Foodie column which appears in the Wednesday Portland Press Herald. I can never get enough of the amazing flavor of Maine-grown food! Email me at email@example.com or call me at 791-6297. I'm always looking for information to share with our readers about new natural food businesses and upcoming food-related events.
Hi Avery, I've been enjoying your blog this past year. I've got it listed under the blog roll on my page. Congratulations on your column...looking forward to keeping up with that too. Thanks for giving me your view of Portland.
The Portland kitchen is rather expensive. I went to Pineland Farms and the previous mgr dismissed me out of hand. The next mgr was better but his su-perior said that couldn't happen at this time . . . ? The best comm kitchen so far for price and equipment, e.g. ovens, is the one at Unity. It's just $50/day and that day runs from 4A-11P! Problem is I'd need to be living there to make it feasible.
Oh, and the one at Dragonfly Cove Farm is too expensive too.
Yep, I am looking for something closer. I had a look at the Portland one--"ask for the 'cheese-lady'" I was told. AND, funnily enough, I went to Pineland Farms Market yesterday with some samples of my humous (however it's spelled) and bread. They know I'm looking for a commercial kitchen but didn't say anything. Either, it didn't occur to them or their kitchen is too busy. Please don't let all this negativity put you off. Your suggestions could have been useful. In the meantime, I'm going to Dragonfly Cove FArm, Marge Kilkenny's place, to see her kitchen.
We'd love to talk to you about doing an article on Local Sprouts Cooperative Catering. Our mission is to provide creative local and organic food to people and non-profit organizations in Maine and to Grow opportunities for youth, elders and immigrants to holistically learn through cooking food for our community.
in food, Jonah Local Sprouts 899-9607
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
Come join the Greater Portland Sustainability Council for a free mini-conference at USM on June 4 from 3 pm - 7 pm. More info by clicking here. You can come for specific topics or the whole event. Do you have a topic to present or discuss? - let us know as there will be time for "open space" discussions. Sessions will be presented on the following (go to the website for the detailed…See More
You do not have to totally re=invent the wheel. Alice Waters has been running a program that spreads from California called Edible Schoolyard. Check this out. I've also been involved teaching children how to cook garden food,…"
"There is great potential that if these bills pass those processors that comply with current regulations may be very compromised. The exemptions from state and federal laws will likely decimate Maine's current inspection system, bring the…"
As per Monique's request for dialog on the forum, I am posting links to 3 bills. I'll admit to being unclear as to what some of the reporting language means. OTP means Ought to Pass, ONTP means ought not to pass, AM is amendments, and I am going to venture a guess that Divided Report means it was split down the middle.LD 475…See More
"Sustainable means long term, with profit one of several successful outcomes of the project or business to me.
Food movement seems to be the "buzz" word of current seasons but as the people pushing the buzz words move on to the next hot…"
Department: Cooperative Extension (Cumberland County Hourly Wage: $12.20Position is available to employees of the Associated C.O.L.T. Staff of the University of Maine from 04-26-13 through 05-02-13 and open to external applicants thereafter. Description: Full-time, regular position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week. Daily work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Employee provides a wide variety of both routine and non-routine clerical and administrative support…See More
The 20th annual Cumberland County Master Gardener’s plant sale is slated for Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Avenue, Portland. The sale features herbs, vegetable seedlings, an extensive variety of perennials (including the Perennial of the Year), house plants and a large assortment of annuals. Gardeners can pick up some shellfish compost by the bag or container. Also featured are a bake sale, raffles of many garden related products and services as…See More
Join us at the Freight Shed, home to Bath's Winter Farmers Market, this summer on the full moon for dinner! Catered by local chefs featuring local produce, cheese, fish, meats, wine and beer. There will be live music. Your minimum donation of $25 pp per dinner will go toward the restoration of the Freight Shed.June 23rd,…See More