Merrymeeting Bay Area Resources
Community Nutrition Resource Guides
Created by MFC’s Food Security work group. These guides reflect up to date food access information for several of our communities. Guides for all 14 towns will be available by May!
Please download and share.
Let us know if we missed something! Email us.
Food information cards
We have created several information cards about produce we glean and locally harvested fish species. All are available here for download! Produce cards were created as a collaboration between Maine SNAP-Ed and the Merrymeeting Food Council's Food Security work group. More cards are on the way! Seafood cards were created as a collaboration between the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association and the Merrymeeting Food Council.
Maine Senior Farm Share Sites
Free local fresh produce for eligible Maine seniors!
Seniors…sign ups begin 4/1
Participating Farmers…submit by 1/31
New Farmers…submit by 1/31
Brunswick pickups include: Fairwinds Farm, Spear’s Farm, and Whatley Farm! Contact info for each is in the link.
Pickup options in Damariscotta, Waldoboro and Whitefield.
U-Pick berries at Fairwinds Farm in Bowdoinham. Contact info in link.
Food, Farms, and Fisheries Assessment (FFFA)
Initiated during the summer of 2015, the FFFA creates an inventory and map of the current state of local foods in the communities surrounding Merrymeeting Bay. This assessment identifies all aspects of the local food system, including:
Farmer/fishermen-to-consumer sale locations (farmers' markets, CSAs, etc.)
Processing and distribution resources
Food banks and/or pantries
Waste management resources
Local Farms - Local Food Roundtable
Report from the 2012 Local Farms - Local Food Roundtable meeting, held by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT). At the meeting, BTLT and KELT convened farmers, distributors, nonprofits and government agencies, and buyers of local food to identify:
What is happening now?
What is the potential?
What are the barriers?
What are some solutions?