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Washington County Food Summit - March 8th, 2014Washington County Food Summit Announcement

The Healthy Communities Work Team of the GROWashington-Aroostook regional planning initiative is working with Washington County: One Community and Maine Farmland Trust to support the agricultural economy in Washington County.

We hosted a Washington County Food Summit on Saturday March 8th, 2014 from 8AM-4PM at the Elm Street School in East Machias.

Initial feedback from participants: the Food Summit totally rocked!

Local Food Sample TableThanks to our sponsors, admission was "FREE" for a donation to a Food Pantry of your choice.

Over 120 attendees raised more than 100 pounds of non-perishable food and $258 in donations!


Food Summit Agenda

Speaker and Summit Organizer Bios

Sponsors list (Thanks to them all!!)

Prioritized List of Infrastructure Gaps

Washington County Food System Projects and Resources (March, 2014)

Mapping Local Foods handout

Washington County Farm Business Development Service Providers

Word Cloud Vision for the Washington County Food System (click link or image at bottom to download)

How is your Farm Business related to Tourism?

Food Summit SponsorsPowerpoint Presentations

AM - Attracting Farmers to Washington County

Attracting & Supporting Famers in Washington County - Tricia Rouleau, Maine Farmland Trust (3.1 MB)

Key Lessons Learned and Implications for the Future - John Jemison, Extension Professor, Soil & Water Quality (4MB)

AM - Strengthening Access to Good Food

... ,Wendy Harrington, Maine Sea Coast Mission

Local Food as Hope: Community Supported Farmers Markets - Erin Sweeney, Food AND Medicine (2.4MB)

Lunch - Maine Food Systems Data – Maps and the Data Behind Them

Mapping Local Foods - Intro (2.6 MB)

Mapping Local Foods - Food Network Map Demonstration (3.3 MB)

Notes and Priority Actions

Food Summit Evaluation - Survey Results


Machias Valley News Observer  March, 2014

The Quoddy Tides 3-14-2014

If you have trouble downloading any of the Food Summit materials please contact Judy East or Regina Grabrovac.

Here is the Vision for the food system from those who attended the Washington County Food Summit:

Word Cloud - Washington County Food System Vision