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 in May!

Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Dresden, Georgetown, Harpswell, Richmond, and Topsham

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. Working with SNAP-ED we have developed a produce information booklet called "Know Your Veggies". The booklet includes photos, information, and recipes for 50 types of gleaned vegetables. We are in the proofreading stage, and will be ready to share with any interested groups locally or statewide during the summer of 2019! Seafood cards were created as a collaboration between the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association and the Merrymeeting Food Council.

All will be available here to download!

- Know Your Veggies, COMING SOON -

- American Plaice - Pollock -


Sharing Tables

Produce gleaned from area farms will be distributed at unmanned tables in the following five towns during 2019. Produce is free for those in need. Click the links below for times and locations.

BATH - BOWDOIN - BRUNSWICK - HARPSWELL - TOPSHAM


Maine Senior Farm Share Sites

Free local fresh produce for eligible Maine seniors!

Information for:

Seniors…sign ups begin 4/1

Participating Farmers…submit by 1/31

New Farmers…submit by 1/31

Cumberland County sites

Brunswick pickups include: Fairwinds Farm, Spear’s Farm, and Whatley Farm! Contact info for each is in the link.

Lincoln County sites

Pickup options in Damariscotta, Waldoboro and Whitefield.

Sagadahoc County sites

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:

  • Food producers

  • Farmer/fishermen-to-consumer sale locations (farmers' markets, CSAs, etc.)

  • Processing and distribution resources

  • Restaurants

  • Food banks and/or pantries

  • Food retailers

  • Waste management resources

Download the Food, Farms, and Fisheries Assessment here.



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?

Download the Local Farms - Local Food Roundtable 2012 Report here.