2014 Consumer Survey Briefings
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2014 Consumer Survey Report
The MFS’s 2014 Consumer Survey Report is sparking conversations about the food system within Maine.

MFS is holding free briefings for community and industry leaders to explore findings on an in-depth scale in a small group setting. Our goal is to help identify opportunities and ways to strengthen relationships.

We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming Maine Food Strategy 2014 Consumer Survey Briefings:

Thursday, June 26 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
St. Mary’s Nutrition Center
208 Bates Street, Lewiston
Co-hosted by
St. Mary’s Nutrition Center and the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn

Tuesday, July 8 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 206, Portland
Hosted by
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Wednesday, July 16 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Northern Maine Development Commission
11 West Presque Isle Road, Caribou
Hosted by
Aroostook Partnership for Progress

Registration is free, but required.
To reserve your space, email:

Help us spread the word by sharing this invitation with colleagues and associates. Thank you!
What a fantastic response from both the media and key leaders within the food community to the launch of our report!

The day started at 6:00 am on WCSH-TV Channel 6 with live shots from Jordan’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth featuring, MFS Co-Director Tanya Swain.

The press conference received Portland media’s full attention with all three television stations, Maine Public Radio, The Portland Press Herald and The Forecaster in attendance. Steering Committee members Ben Martens and Mark Dvorozniak joined Tanya at the podium to reinforce the importance of the report and to outline ways specific findings apply within sectors of the food production and consumption sectors.
On Tuesday, Steering Committee members Ben Martens and Daniel Wallace along with Tanya Swain fielded listener questions on “Maine Calling,” a live, one-hour Maine Public Radio show hosted by Jennifer Rooks.
We have created a companion piece to the 2014 Consumer Survey Report that contains survey questions and answers in an easy-to-follow format. This provides a further level of detail to better illustrate the report's findings.

Click here to download the Questions & Answers Companion Piece

Click here to view the 2014 Consumer Survey Report
We wish to thank our Steering Committee for their enthusiastic support during this pivotal moment.

Special appreciation to our Research Committee for conceiving and designing the survey. 

Special recognition is owed to the Survey Research Center at the Muskie School for their generous donation of personnel, expertise and technology to conduct the survey on our behalf.  

And also special thanks to Mark Dvorozniak, Ben Martens and Daniel Wallace for speaking at press events; to Penny Jordan for hosting the press conference; and to Deb Burd, Bob Dorsey and Daniel Wallace for hosting consumer survey briefings. 

Maine Fare, hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Penobscot East Resource Center
June 20 & 21
Belfast Waterfront

Look for the Maine Food Strategy's booth!

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