Community Planning and Development: Environment

Maine Food Plan Initiative

Duration: 
5/21/2012 - 11/21/2012
Principal Investigator: 
Mark Lapping
Research Staff: 
Barbara Ives
Collaborators: 
Project Director: Tanya Swain, Executive Director, Western Mountain Alliance
Abstract: 

The Maine Food Plan Initiative is a phased, multi-year effort to develop a strong, abundant, and resilient food system strategy to enhance value-added production, processing, and distribution of Maine food throughout the state. The initiative will address ways to position Maine as a center of production, create more and better Maine food for Maine people, add job opportunities through appropriate infrastructure, encourage investments in new food development and food entrepreneurs, revamp local food preservation and distribution, and educate communities on proper food preparation. The $100,000 grant is made possible through a collaboration of funders including the Sandy River Charitable Foundation, Kendall Foundation, Broad Reach Fund, John Merck Fund, and Maine Community Foundation.

Start Date: 
Mon, 2012-05-21
End Date: 
Wed, 2012-11-21
Legacy Muskie ID: 
6 481 467
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