Taste local & organic food prepared by Local Sprouts Cooperativeat the Public Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, MaineWednesday April 22nd, 4-6pmThe Local Sprouts Community Supported Kitchen (CSK) will have an Open House on Earth Day where the public is invited to taste and celebrate delicious local and organic food. The Community Supported Kitchen provides prepared food to our 50 members each week including soups, salads, entrees, side dishes, desserts and breads. At our open…See More
What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
organics, health and nutrition, food justice, farm to school, school gardens, home gardens, community gardens, hunger and local foods access, farm to restaurant, CSAs, local foods marketing and distribution, food coops, GM-free seeds and genetics
Are you a food producer? If so, what types of food do you produce?
If you produce foods of some sort, please choose one of the following:
I produce foods for sale to others
If you produce foods for sale, where or how can Mainers buy them?
We provide local and organic food to non-profit organizations and people through catering events, meetings, fundraisers, local foods meals and more.
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
We work in collaboration with several other groups including: Winter Cache Project, the Foglight Collective, Food for Maine's Future, Peace Action Maine, Cultivating Community, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, and others.
We provide local and organic food to United Way, PROP, the League, Community Cancer Center of Maine, Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, and others.
My doc is on local food producers, purveyors and purchasers with the intent to highlight the people who are doing great work right now but also brainstorm creative ways to get people involved who are intrigued but don't tend to sway local quite yet. Seems like Local Sprouts is perfectly aligned. Would you be interested in doing an interview?
Hello local sprouts! I am hoping that you all might be able to teach all of us at cultivating community how to cook up some great local food this summer with the youth. the youth will certainly be growing local organic vegetables and I would really like them to be eating them as well. Give me a call or an email: Chutter4@aol.com ; 207-650-3259
"FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools) is currently running a Kickstarter for the FARMS Community Kitchen to be located on the second floor of Rising Tide. Please visit our Kickstarter page, support our project and spread the word. See:…"
This group is to facilitate connections among people and groups working directly in the Greater Portland Food System (farmers, fishermen, activists, food service, agencies, NGO's, businesses/coops, gardeners, processors, distributors/aggregators, retailers, etc.) This online group is meant to compliment the other connecting work already happening in Greater Portland.See More
Come join the Greater Portland Sustainability Council for a free mini-conference at USM on June 4 from 3 pm - 7 pm. More info by clicking here. You can come for specific topics or the whole event. Do you have a topic to present or discuss? - let us know as there will be time for "open space" discussions. Sessions will be presented on the following (go to the website for the detailed…See More
You do not have to totally re=invent the wheel. Alice Waters has been running a program that spreads from California called Edible Schoolyard. Check this out. I've also been involved teaching children how to cook garden food,…"
"There is great potential that if these bills pass those processors that comply with current regulations may be very compromised. The exemptions from state and federal laws will likely decimate Maine's current inspection system, bring the…"
As per Monique's request for dialog on the forum, I am posting links to 3 bills. I'll admit to being unclear as to what some of the reporting language means. OTP means Ought to Pass, ONTP means ought not to pass, AM is amendments, and I am going to venture a guess that Divided Report means it was split down the middle.LD 475…See More