The Merrymeeting Food Council is a forum for diverse stakeholders in Maine's Merrymeeting Region food system* to learn, collaborate, and take action to increase the production and consumption of local, healthy food.
*Food System: All the processes and infrastructure that are needed to get food from the field or ocean to consumers and beyond. It includes all aspects: production, processing, wholesale and retail distribution, waste management, and support systems such as transportation, educations, municipal governments, and emergency food providers, among others.
We support our local food system by working together – increasing networking and sharing of resources. Our work groups and Steering Committee are comprised of community stakeholders that take on projects and identify needs in the surrounding area.
STeering Committee Partners
Blue Bell Farm - Bowdoin College - Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative (BCDI) - Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust - Maine Coast Fishermen's Association - Maine SNAP-Ed - Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program - Slow Money Maine - University of Maine Cooperative Extension - University of New England
Work group Partners and supporters
Access Health - Bath Housing - City of Bath - City of Topsham - Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) - Five Pines Farm - Maine Farm & Sea Cooperative - Maine Network of Community Food Councils - Maritime Apartments - MidCoast Economic Development District (MCEDD) - MidCoast Hospital - Milkweed Farm - New England Grassroots Environment Fund - Turtle Rock Farm
Borealis Bread - Buckwheat Blossom Farms - Crystal Springs Farms - Edgewater Farms - Fairwinds Farm - Farmer's Daughter - Goranson Farm - LOCAL Garden - Maine Gleaning Network - Maine-ly Poultry - Mindful Gardens - Olivia's Garden - Pleasant Pond Orchard - Rocky Ridge Orchard - Scatter Good Farm - Six River Farm - Spears Farm Stand - Stenquist - Sunset Acres Farm - Tarbox Farms - Tom Settlemire Community Garden - Whatley Farms
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