I first want to Thank You for pulling this great event together. I spent many many hours trying to bring attention to a wide community that fishermen and farmers had much in common and that working together to highlight high quality safe good tasting food would be a rode to controling our destiny. I enjoyed seeing long time friends who I hadn't seen in at least a couple years and meeting new people most of whom had a good passion in their eyes. Great topics, great discussions and Thank You…See More
"This sounds like a great event. Why isn't Maine Dept of Marine Resources a partner? I continue to work on a project called the Food Commons with a group of Farmers and Fishermen across the country. They are ready to launch a huge…"
"Best bet is to call us ahead. The weather has been terrible. I will be going out as soon as we can. We like to go on Thursdays or Fridays so we have product all weekend. Check in with Dan Chadbourne on Thursday night at 207-423-2755. I have class on…"
What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
farmland protection, organics, health and nutrition, food justice, farm to school, home gardens, hunger and local foods access, farm to institution, farm to restaurant, CSAs, farmers' markets, local foods marketing and distribution, food coops
Are you a food producer? If so, what types of food do you produce?
shrimp, wild-caught fish
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?
Contact me directly to buy off the boat
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
Served as Coordinating Director of Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance for 10 years. Worked to bring sustainable practices and principle based organizational models into the commercial fishing industry. Organized and promoted first community supported fisheries this shrimp season in the Rockland/Port Clyde area and hope to expand that effort along the coast.
Hey there Craig,
Here is a link to your pics that I re-posted on egullet.org.
Picked up 15 pound from Chaddy on Friday - dropped two 5lb bags at a couple restaurants in Portland, and spent the weekend eating the other bag - really amazingly good, man. I'll see if the restaurants want to order some poundage from the next trip - Friday again? Let me know. Great seeing Dan again after all these years - hope to meet you too soon
How's the shrimp running?
May I have your permission to post those photos of shrimp harvesting on your vessel on a food website called www.egullet.org? I have been promoting Maine shrimp on a national basis for four years there, and I've always wanted a shot or two of an actual harvester, and your pics kick ass. Let me know,
PS: I'm up for buying some off the boat if you are still at it. If you can, write to:
Hi Craig... at this point I think we'd be looking for something like 50-60 pounds of shrimp. And it would probably be most convenient to get it after Christmas week. Have you set a price? What's the best way to proceed?
Looking forward to seeing everything once you finish writing; let me know what I can do to help with the CSF. My first call of the day yesterday morning was from a man who is wildly excited to have the opportunity to drive in from Washington each week for shares from one of the Rockland CSFs. It will be great to see your CSF up and running; there is so much demand for fresh beautiful local fish!
Speaking of, may I use your fish recipe from the Fresh Locally Caught Fish blog for the Rockland CSF newsletters? (Properly credited, of course!)
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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