2013 ‘Feed the Farmer’ Participants

Feb. 4, 2013, “Food Hubs: Getting Products from Farm to Table”

Description: A discussion with local farms about what channels exist for them to market their products and how food hubs could impact this process.

Attended by: Martha Putnam, Farm Fresh Connection, Freeport; John Schwenk, Wealden Farm, Freeport; Nate Drummon and Gabrielle Gosselin, Six River Farm, Bowdoinham; Jan and Rob Johanson, Goranson’s Farm, Dresden

Feb. 11, 2013, “Community Supported Agriculture: Meat and Vegetable CSAs in our community”

Description: A discussion with three local meat and vegetable farmers about CSAs as a model for supporting small family farms.

Attended by: Seth Kroeck, Crystal Spring Farm, Brunswick; Lucretia Woodruff, Milkweed Farm, Brunswick; Laura Grady, Two Coves Farm, Harpswell

Feb. 25, 2013, “Adding Value on the Farm: From Crop to Product”

Description: A discussion with local producers who have transitioned from selling raw ingredients to creating value-added products.

Attended by: Paul Dobbins, Ocean Approved, Casco Bay; Doug and Heather Donahue, Balfour Farm, Pittsfield, ME