Spring Food System News

- FOOD & HEALTHCARE: Read about some examples of work connecting food and healthcare.

- FARMS: The slow start to spring has been a challenge for farmers throughout the region and nation. In Unity, a new Credit Union focused on agricultural businesses is scheduled to open soon. Read more about the ups and downs of farmers' markets and CSAs locally and nationally. Read more about changes in farmland availability in Maine and nationwide.

- SCHOOLS & EDUCATION: Maine DOE's pilot Harvest of the Month program for schools began in April, contact Jenn So for more information (207-624-6639). Learn more about how youth in Maine are engaging with agriculture from a recent MPR story and learn about an ag education program in Fryeburg. Find Summer Meal sites throughout Maine, or text "summer meals" to 97779.

- POLICY: Catch up on some of the recent and pending food system policy changes

- CONNECT: The Maine Food Atlas is ready and waiting for your business information to be entered. 

- PLANNING: Learn about the New England Food Vision and how we can move, regionally, toward a more sustainable food system.