FOOD FORUMS at Maine Fare, June 20 + 21 Dig deeper into the Maine food system with food pioneers from around the state. The Food Forum presentations are FREE and open to everyone. Come to one session, or stay for the day. No need to reserve a spot, but if there's a presentation you'd really like to catch, get there a little early to grab a seat. FRIDAY, JUNE 20
10-11:30 NEW ENGLAND FOOD VISION
A regional food vision that calls for our region to build the capacity to produce at least 50% of clean, fair, just and accessible food for all New Englanders by 2060.
10-10:30am: A New England Food Vision Launch
with Brian Donahue, Brandeis University and Molly Anderson, College of the Atlantic 10:30-11:15am: What does the New England Food Vision mean for Maine?
with John Piotti, Maine Farmland Trust and Robin Alden, Penobscot East Resource Center
12pm KEYNOTE: Why We Need to Eat More Local Seafood
with Paul Greenberg (Four Fish) and Barton Seaver (Of Cod and Country)
1-3:30pm LAND + SEA
To increase the dialogue between the producers and consumers of both kinds of local Maine food.
1-1:30pm: Maine Seafood Seasons with Catherine Schmitt and Sarah Redmond, Maine Sea Grant
1:30-2pm: Farmers, fishermen, consumers: We're all in this together
with Amanda Beal, Sustainable Food Systems and Policy Consultant and Dwayne Shaw, Downeast Salmon Federation
2-2:30: Let's talk about seaFOOD
with Amanda LaBelle, Maine Seafood Marketing Network 2:30-3pm: Access: Securing a future for young farmers and fishermen
with Erica Buswell, Beginning Farmer Program, Maine Farmland Trust and Carla Guenther, Fisheries Sciences and Leadership Advisor, Penobscot East Resource Center
SATURDAY, JUNE 21
10:30am-12:00pm RURAL REVIVAL In rural communities across the state, creative and hard-working individuals are harnessing the power of the local food movement to inspire economic revitalization. 10:30-10:45am David Gulak, Wild Folk Farm
10:45-11:00am Erin, East Sangerville Grange
11:00-11:15am Colleen Hanlon-Smith, Maine Federation of Farmers Markets 11:15-11:30am Togue Brawn, Maine Dayboat Scallops
11:30am-12pm Group Q+A
1:30-3:00pm FOOD ACCESS Hunger is a growing problem in Maine, but it's one we can fix: hear about a number of grassroots projects that have cropped up around the state that are addressing food insecurity in innovative ways and tackling hunger from the ground up. 1:00-1:15pm Sara Trunzo, Veggies For All
1:15-1:30pm Erin Sweeney, Food AND Medicine
1:30-1:45pm Nancy Perry, Good Shepherd Food Bank
1:45-2pm Hannah Semler, Healthy Acadia
2:00-2:15pm Stephanie Aguilina, Cultivating Community
2:15-3:00pm Group Q+A 3-4pm BRINGING IT HOME Maine Fare is chock full of inspiration from food pioneers across the state. How can you turn that inspiration into something that creates change in your own community? What can you do to help grow the Maine food movement? Some of Maine's thought leaders will send you off into the sunset with the tools you need to cultivate change!
with Bonnie Rukin, Slow Money Maine; John Piotti, Maine Farmland Trust; and Robin Alden, Penobscot East Resource Center
Learn more about the speakers and topics here:
Food forums will be held
in the Boathouse and are all FREE!