What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
home gardens, food and faith, hunger and local foods access, farm to restaurant, farmers' markets, local foods marketing and distribution, food coops, health and nutrition
Are you a food producer? If so, what types of food do you produce?
berry fruit, cheese and dairy, clams
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?
Soft & aged goat cheeses, goat yogurt available at Milbridge & Southwest Harbor Farmers' Mkts. Our own Maine cranberries (SUGAR HILL CRANBERRY CO) are also available from September through the holidays.
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
We are members of the Maine Cheese Guild, Maine Cranberry Growers' Association as well as the So. Maine and Heart of Maine Dairy Goat Associations. We are members of the Milbridge and Southwest Harbor Farmer's Market.
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