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Our Story

Started in 2017, our grassroots mission was to foster a robust food system in Western Maine by bringing people together to ensure access to nutritious food, promote local farmers, and advocate for food-related programs and policies that strengthen our communities. Through a focus on networking, community building, and education, our food council works to increase the capacity of existing efforts and talents within our community.  We envision a local food system that nourishes and educates all, provides a livelihood for farmers and food producers, and stewards the local and global environment.  We are made up of community members across the county, and a small steering committee to guide decisions surrounding funding and public events.

Read more about the people who keep the council growing on our 'Steering Committee' page!

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