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.
Our Work Groups and Steering Committee are comprised of community stakeholders contributing personal and professional time to take on projects and identify needs in the surrounding area. Through collaborations and communication we seek to connect individuals and organizations with existing programs and resources. We could not accomplish this work without the support of our partners and dedicated volunteers, some of whom are listed below.
STeering Committee Partners
Blue Bell Farm - Bowdoin College - Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative (BCDI) - Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust - Kennebec Estuary 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
Access Health - Bath Housing - City of Bath - City of Topsham - Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) - Curtis Memorial Library - Five Pines Farm - Good Food for Bath - Good Shepherd Food Bank - Maine Farm & Sea Cooperative - Maritime Apartments - MidCoast Economic Development District (MCEDD) - Mid Coast Hospital - Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program - Milkweed Farm - Turtle Rock Farm
Borealis Bread - Buckwheat Blossom Farms - Crystal Springs Farms - Edgewater Farms - Fairwinds Farm - Farmer's Daughter - Goranson Farm - Growing to Give - LOCAL Garden - Maine Gleaning Network - Maine Harvest for Hunger - 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
Baldwin Family Foundation - Bowdoin College - Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust - Elmina B. Sewall Foundation - Kennebec Estuary Land Trust - Maine Community Foundation - Maine Network of Community Food Councils - Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program - New England Grassroots Environment Fund - Sagadahoc Chapter of MOFGA - Slow Money Maine - Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation - Quimby Family Foundation - University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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