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After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody,
even one's own relations.
- Oscar Wilde

A big thanks to all who joined us December 4 for the Maine Food Strategy Network Gathering and Work Session at UMaine Orono.  

Some of the day’s highlights included great attendance, enthusiasm for moving several activities forward, and The Parable of the Missing Basil.

We'll be in touch with the list of actions from the event and more


information on upcoming subcommittee meetings.

Check our website for the most current information.

Attendees at the Network Gathering noted the importance of businesses that do a good job promoting Maine grown, fished, and processed products.
If you know a business or organization that's raising the profile of awesome Maine food, share it with us!

Comments from Participants at the Network Gathering

What did you like most?

I liked the level of investment and participation by those who attended.

I really enjoyed the framing at the beginning and the great conversations ...

Our group was able to zoom in on two actionable items.

UPCOMING in 2016 -


Share your voice!
Economic Development Subcommittee
Thursday, January 21, 11 a. - 1 p.

@ Kennebec Valley Council of Governments and by webinar
The Economic Development Group will continue work to finalize a planning framework that looks at ways to encourage a Maine "food system that creates economic development opportunities and builds lasting livelihoods." The group will also consider action steps identified at the Network Gathering.
FMI: Connect with the Economic Development Subcommittee
Vibrant Communities 
January (Time & Date TBD)
Several revisions to the Vibrant Communities goal and objectives were proposed at the Network Gathering.  The group will schedule a meeting in January to review this input and map out action steps for 2016.
FMI: Connect with the Vibrant Communities Subcommittee

Healthy Maine Environment 
January (Time & Date TBD)
  

Healthy Maine Environment will consider next steps identified at the Network Gathering. Possible actions within these areas will be discussed.
FMI: Connect with the Healthy Maine Environment Subcommittee

Healthy Food For All

January (Time & Date TBD)

The Healthy Food For All group has developed action areas and priorities that support "access to healthy food for everyone". The next meeting will discuss implementation and scope for 2016.   
FMI: Connect with the Healthy Food For All Subcommittee
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