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10 Ways to Eat More Maine Food in 2015
 

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Is There a Youth Food Movement? 

That's what this PBS documentary featuring Maine farmers and MFS Principal Investigator Mark Lapping asks. 
The series will air in early 2016.

Check out the preview on 
YouTube!

Welcome to Our First Newsletter of 2015

To kick off the New Year, we'd like to share ways to support our Maine farmers, fishermen and food producers. Try one, two or all of these ideas this year!
 
10 Ways to Eat More Maine Food in 2015 
  1. Plan meals around foods that are in season. 
  2. Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm or Community Supported Fishery (CSF) to enjoy local, fresh food year-round while supporting Maine farmers and fishermen.
  3. Buy fish and shellfish with the “Gulf of Maine” label and patronize restaurants that serve locally caught or farmed fish products. 
  4. Encourage your school or college to serve more Maine food.
  5. Join a food council to help bring more locally grown food to your community. 
  6. Feature Maine food at your organization's meetings, conferences and events, and let participants know where the food came from.  
  7. Start a backyard garden or join a community garden this season. If you already grow food, try to add one new vegetable for more variety. 
  8. Use Maine honey and maple syrup to sweeten foods. 
  9. Buy ag products like beeswax candles and wool to support the larger food system. 
  10. Learn where to find foods raised and grown locally, including beef, blueberries, potatoes and... 
Visit our Website for a list of resources!
Have An Idea for the Local Food List? Email Us Today!

January 2015 #MaineFoodWorks Events

2015 Maine Agriculture Trades Show Schedule
Augusta Civic Center

Meet, Greet & Eat
Tuesday, January 13, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hancock Room

During this open house, drop by for casual conversation, to meet members of the Steering Committee and, starting around 3:00 p.m., enjoy samples of local food.
 
Just Farmers Wanted! 
Share ideas on what Maine agriculture needs most. This dynamic, interactive session includes a voting system that displays audience preferences instantly (and anonymously!).

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Somerset Room

Thursday, January 15, 2015 (Two sessions)
9:00 a.m. 
10:30 a.m.
Aroostook Room


FMI: Email the Maine Food Strategy
FMI: Maine Agricultural Trades Show Brochure
 

Maine Farm Bureau & Northern Maine Development Commission
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Northern Maine Development Commission, Caribou

At this working luncheon, the agriculture community in Aroostook County is invited to provide input on priority areas for a Maine food strategy.

 



Maine Potato Conference
January 21-22, 2015
Caribou Inn & Conference Center

MFS Presents Wednesday, January 21, 2015
3:50 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Conference attendees have an opportunity to share feedback with MFS Co-Director Tanya Swain and learn about the current Initiative activities.


FMI:
Email the Maine Food Strategy
 

Visit our Website for a Complete List of Events

“What the New Year brings to you
will depend a great deal
on what you bring to the New Year.”

— Vern McLellan,
Author

 
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