Merrymeeting Bay Area Resources
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. Seafood cards were created as a collaboration between the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association and the Merrymeeting Food Council.
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:
- Food producers
- Farmer/fishermen-to-consumer sale locations (farmers' markets, CSAs, etc.)
- Processing and distribution resources
- Food banks and/or pantries
- Food retailers
- Waste management resources
The FFFA will be continually updated and will be used by the Merrymeeting Food Council to support the Council's mission of developing a community that supports local production and provides healthy, nutritious food to all.
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?