Building Support for Community-Based Foods
in the Lakes Region of Maine
The Lakes Region is well-positioned to focus its efforts on community-based food production.The Region holds a unique cultural identity within Maine, and boasts a proud heritage of agriculture. Relatively detached from Portland’s urban center, and somewhat isolated from the rest of the state by transportation routes, it has ample opportunity to look inward and address its own food needs. Yet to do so is to swim upstream against infrastructure that is very efficient at moving large quantities of food great distances very quickly. If the region wishes to feed itself, it will need to eat different foods, and develop different food system infrastructure that promotes local food trade.
- CLIENT Cumberland County, Maine and the Town of Bridgton, Maine
- CATEGOREISInfrastructure investments / Small Farms
- DATE September, 2016