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October 2016

Food Day 2016 in #LAMaine

October 24, 2016

October 24 is celebrated nationally as Food Day. It is a time to celebrate good food and create public awareness around the many strengths and deep challenges of our food system, and the implications these have on our daily lives. This Food Day, we encourage Lewiston and Auburn residents to sign the LA Community Food Charter as one small but powerful step to supporting the values of a strong, sustainable local food system and economy. GFCLA is also planning events…

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July 2017

Kid’s Club at the Lewiston Farmers’ Market

July 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bates Mill 5, Main St & Lincoln St
Lewiston, 04240 United States
Free

Starting July 2nd, Healthy Androscoggin and the Lewiston Farmers' Market have announced the Launch of the Kids Club! During the Market hours, children ages 5 to 13 will be offered FREE nutrition education! Fun activities such as arts and crafts and scavenger hunts will be taking place, along with snack samples! Any kid that partakes in that days activity will be given a $2 token to the Market! So be sure to bring the whole family down! Live music, local…

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October 2017

Maine Gleaning Network: Wasted Movie Screening & World Food Day Celebration

October 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free
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Opening of the Winter Farmers’ Market

October 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lewiston Winter Market

It's that time of year again! The weather gets chilly, holidays are upon us, and it's the opening of The Lewiston Winter Farmer's Market, where you can still get your farm fresh goodies during the wintertime!  Located at the YWCA on 130 East Ave, in Lewiston Maine. The only changes, other than our location, is that our market is now ONLY 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM. Friendly Reminder: WIC and SNAP/EBT users are accepted! Also for SNAP/EBT we are still…

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January 2018

Photo: Brendon Bullock

Photography Exhibit – Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food

January 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Atrium Gallery at University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn Campus, 51 Westminster St
Lewiston, Maine 04240 United States
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This photo exhibit by Brendan Bullock documents some of the many people working to address the persistent problem of hunger in our communities across the state. The hope is that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers. There will be an interactive art wall where we invite you to leave your own words, art, or photos that relate to your experiences with/reactions to the pervasive issue of hunger and food insecurity, and…

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Opening Event: Feeding Maine Photography Exhibit

January 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Atrium Gallery at University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn Campus, 51 Westminster St
Lewiston, Maine 04240 United States
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Free
Photo: Brendon Bullock

The public is invited to an Opening Event on Friday, January 19, from 5-7PM.  Stop in any time within the event window to view the exhibit, add your entry to the interactive art exhibit, sign the L-A Community Food Charter, and enjoy some light refreshments.  | Facebook Event Snow date is Thursday, January 25. Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food is a photo exhibit by Brendan Bullock, which seeks to document the many people working to address hunger in…

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February 2018

Photo: Brendon Bullock

Closing Event: “Creating a Path to Feeding L-A”

February 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atrium Gallery at University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn Campus, 51 Westminster St
Lewiston, Maine 04240 United States
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On Friday, February 16, from 5-8PM the public is invited to the Closing Event of the 'Feeding Maine' photo exhibit, "Creating A Path to Feeding L-A". The event will feature music by Greg & Jessie Boardman, light refreshments, opening remarks the Good Food Council, and Director of USM Food Studies, Michael Hillard, followed by some small group discussions about topics raised by a handful of photos in the exhibit. Facebook Event Snow date is Tuesday, February 20. This photo exhibit…

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October 2018

Glean with Us!

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Whiting Farm, 876 Summer St,
Auburn, ME 04212-3145 United States
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Come lend a hand, help a farmer, connect with community members, and have some fun!  All are welcome to join us and the Androscoggin Gleaners as we harvest vegetables to reduce food waste and increase access to good food at Whiting Farm in Auburn!   This is a great activity for families, work teams, youth groups, and any interested individual. What is gleaning?  Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from a farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested…

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December 2018

4th Annual Farmland Access & Transfer Conference

December 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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Farmland Access Conference 2018

For farm seekers, retiring farmers, land owners & service providers. Join for a day of practical workshops to better understand the options, resources, and steps to accessing or transferring your farm or farmland. Are you a farmer wondering what will happen when you’re ready to stop farming? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner thinking about making your property available for farming? Are you a service provider who helps with issues related to farmland access?  …

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March 2019

LA Region Farmland Access & Food Economy Conference

March 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Auburn Senior Community Center, 48 Pettengill Park
Auburn, ME 04212-3145 United States
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LA Region Farmland Access & Growing the Food Economy Conference

Through this event, we are working to connect farmland seekers with farmland owners, and to build a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem for the growth of the farm and food economy in the #LAMaine region. Registration & FMI

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