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Maine is a state rich in scenic beauty and natural resources with the potential to produce an abundant amount of food. Today, the number of farmers in the state is increasing, and market opportunities for farmers and fishermen are opening up with innovation throughout the food system and support from consumers that value and enjoy increasing access to a wide variety of fresh, healthy, locally and regionally produced foods.

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6/22/15
BELFAST -- Maine Fare 2015, a unique food festival that celebrates Maine’s bounty, will take place on June 26 and 27th on the Belfast Waterfront. Maine Fare is co-hosted by nonprofits Maine Farmland Trust and Penobscot East Resource Center, and brings together eaters, farmers, fisherman, foodies, food businesses, and nonprofits for a fun, delicious, and educational event. By coalescing all these
5/21/15
Cooperatives have long played an essential role in meeting the needs of communities, farmers, and food producers, by bringing together labor, capital, and people’s voices into creating essential goods and services. Cooperatives provide food infrastructure that is needed to feed our communities including milling, processing, preservation, storage, distribution, shipping, and stores. From the early
4/16/15
Bringing communities together with climate and marine scientists to understand predictive capabilities and information needs Report from the Workshop in the Island Institute's Climate of Change Series on December 18, 2014 This past December, the Island Institute held a "Predictive Capabilities Workshop" which brought together over 100 climate and marine scientists, fishermen, and other marine
2/16/15
Overview Campuses across the country have seen an increasing interest in food systems and farming from students and faculty, which has led to the creation of new majors and minors related to food and agriculture, as well as an increase in on-campus food production. There are a variety of outlets for the food that is produced on campus, including selling or giving it to campus dining operations,
10/29/14
You’ve gotten pretty good at making choices that maximize your consumption of local meats, dairy, and vegetables. You’ve learned how to weigh the options, you’ve learned how to modify your recipes to what’s available, and you’re feeling pretty good. Now you want to be sure that you’re eating local seafood. You ask the person at the seafood store or at your grocers’ counter w here their fish came

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Featured Image of Portland Fish Exchange courtesy of Susan Tompkins, Rising Tide PR