A Celebration of Local Food

Maine Farm and Sea Co-op is excited to partner with the Portland Food Launch and Festival, a one-day event on June 22nd that mixes business development for food entrepreneurs with a large food, music, and art festival. In the morning, education and networking opportunities will support the startup and scale-up of businesses, providing the tools necessary for these companies to grow and flourish. In the evening, the focus will shift to a public celebration of food with new product launches, demonstrations, competitions, and music.

Maine Food to Portland Tables: Building a Healthy and Sustainable Food System for Portland

Maine Farm & Sea Cooperative and the Cooperative Development Institute have developed a report aimed at strengthening the local food system in Portland. Funding for this report was provided by the Portland Development Corporation’s Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program (PEDPIP), the USDA’s Local Foods Promotion Program, and the John Merck Fund. PEDPIP provides grant monies to invest in projects and programs that carry-out Portland’s Economic Development Vision and Plan. This study was conducted to provide institutions and businesses in Portland with resources about incorporating local foods into daily use in order to reduce the City’s reliance on food imported from around

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