Let's talk co-ops! Co-ops are a great model for building a democratic food system rooted in community! Co-ops can take many forms - food co-ops, workers, producers, processors, farmers, fishermen, buying clubs, credit unions, marketing, & more!
MNCFC (Me Network of Community Food Councils) will be meeting this Friday (6.10) from 10:30-12:30 at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. ELFC will meet at the same location at 1pm. This meeting's main focus will be on discussing our focus of 2011/2012 (activities, goals) and what steps need to be taken to get there. Please RSVP if you can make it: Localfoodforlewiston@gmail.com Also-- please take 3-4 minutes to complete this survey (link below). The gathered info will help determine…See More
"Hello Ladies. Just to let you know that Edith passed away last night. In the end, I think she had an intestional blockage. She had not eaten for a week.
I thank all of you for your support and caring. This is the first…"
"Stacy Collins has also suggested it might be impacted or sour crop. I'm exploring everything and will be checking for impacted egg within the hour. Stacy said because her comb lost color it suggested she wasn't or didn't…"
"I have a buff orpington who has been sitting all fluffed up. Her comb was very dark, so I thought she might have gotten frost bite. So far I have brought her in to the basement, put a light on her, and treated her with Baytril. She…"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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