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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!



We surveyed 35 farms in Greater Franklin County to learn about their strengths, struggles, and their thoughts on how GFFC could help their farm. Read our findings in our Farmer Survey Report!

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