PORTLAND, Maine — A sustainable, healthy food system cannot be built overnight. To get local produce to your plate, a host of hands, hearts and minds has to work in harmony.
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a city to set the agenda for the state’s “new food economy.”
An economics professor at the University of Southern Maine led a daylong conference Monday titled “Scaling up to Local,” which examined ways Maine farmers, fresh-food purveyors, politicians and institutions can work together to strengthen this system. Read more