The Processing Work Group is a group of farmers, processors, municipal officials, and non-profit representatives collaboratively working to address the lack of meat, produce, and dairy processing facilities and opportunities for food producers in the Merrymeeting Bay area.
The group has not formally adopted any projects yet. Currently, the Processing group acts as an information network by sharing lessons learned from past processing facility ventures and information about upcoming processing opportunities, and making connections between interested parties. The group is interested in doing some pilot tests of processing produce gleaned by the Merrymeeting Gleaners to extend the availability of healthy produce for our communities.
The Processing work group meets on a monthly during the winter and spring. The location of the meetings may change periodically.
To learn more about the group or become involved, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheryl Wixson - Cheryl Wixson's Kitchen
David Asmussen - Blue Bell Farm, MFC Steering Committee
Dave Seddon* - Maine Farm to Sea Cooperative
Harriet Van Vleck - MFC Coordinator, Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative
Jan Goranson - Goranson Farm
Jason Lilley - University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Jen Legnini* - Turtle Rock Farm
Jim Amaral - Borealis Bread
John Schreiber - Rosemont Market
John Shattuck - Town of Topsham
Jonathan Merry - Dragonfly Cove Farm/Thyme for Goat
Kris Ganong - Five Pines Farm, MFC Steering Committee
Lee Cataldo - Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, MFC Steering Committee
Mary Turner - Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, MFC Steering Committee
Monique Coombs - Maine Coast Fishermen's Association, MFC Steering Committee
Vicki Skydell - Slow Money Maine, MFC Steering Committee
*work group lead