Local Food for a Healthier New England!
A COOPERATIVE APPROACH
The Maine Farm and Sea Cooperative works to maximize the amount of local foods used in institutional foodservice operations across the state and throughout New England with a focus on social, economic, environmental, and healthy dietary outcomes. Our membership features producers, institutions and the workers employed by the cooperative. We use local foods whenever financially and logistically possible to benefit the customer with healthy, locally caught, grown or processed foods. We benefit the Maine agriculture and seafood economy by purchasing at a volume and price that works for both sides of the transaction. We work to build a resilient food economy less dependent on global supply chains and more dependent on our communities through the cooperative structure.
To learn more about Maine cooperative structures, please visit Maine Legislative Statues, Title XII, Chapter 85: Cooperatives and Co-Oplaw.org.
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Thank You to Our Partners
The work we accomplish would not be possible without the generous support of the USDA, The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, The Maine Community Foundation, The Cooperative Development Institute, and many other. Please visit our Partners page for more information.