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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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9/6/16
This story was originally posted on Land For Good's website August 19, 2016. Last week, the four Somali Bantu farmers of New Roots Cooperative Farm , broke ground at their new 30 acre farm on the northside of Lewiston, Maine. This is a dream come true for New Roots and for the Somali community in Lewiston and Maine. The four farmer-owners of New Roots—Mohamed Abukar, Batula Ismail, Seynab Ali,
8/25/16
On Tuesday, August 9 the Maine Food Strategy, a statewide initiative to create a stronger and more broadly connected food system, released the Framework: A tool for advancing food systems in Maine . This document is based on years of input from stakeholders across many platforms who identified priorities particularly important to the future of Maine’s food system. The Framework offers a model to
7/28/16
How do we support community self-determination and sovereignty? It was a question that was posed at the Opening Plenary at CommonBound 2016 in Buffalo, NY. The conference, which ran from July 8-10, explored how we are creating a new economy and how this weaves into the struggles for climate justice, food justice, racial justice, economic justice, and more. This biennial conference started in 2012
7/25/16
The goals of getting food to those in need and operating a viable business could easily be at odds. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case. Here at Maine Farmland Trust , we’re finding ways to connect farmers, local food retailers, and low-income consumers—for the benefit of all. The major tool we’re applying to this effect is known as nutrition incentives. These are monetary bonuses
6/2/16
The Maine Grain Alliance is proud to celebrate the 10 th annual Kneading Conference on July 28 & 29, 2016, at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. In its 10 th year, the Kneading Conference reflects on the last decade in local grain by welcoming Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket : How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food

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