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How to Support the Local Food System #COVID19

Four ways to support Maine farms right now: Maine Farmland Trust

Photo Credit: Lewiston Farmers’ Market

-Where to Purchase Local Food-

  1. Local farmers markets: LA Farmers Markets
  2. Buy a Farm-share or CSA this growing season: Local CSAs
  3. Find local farmers to buy from using the UMaine Cooperative Extension  Farm Product and Pickup Directory
  4. Buy local produce from a virtual farmers’ market (multiple producers) with a simple click, delivery, or scheduled pickup: Little Ridge Farm Farmdrop
  5. Find Local Fisheries: https://localcatch.org
  6. Get Take-out from LA metro area restaurants, see: LA Adapts webpage; and the Sun Journal’s growing list of restaurants that are open for take-out
  7. Support the local businesses and organizations that make our work possible: GFCLA sponsors

-Volunteer-

  1. Gleaning volunteer opportunities: visit the Androscoggin Gleaner Facebook page, see this simple info doc, signup here, and then gleaners will reach out with more information. Or, email androgleaners@gmail.com
  2. St. Mary’s Food Pantry
  3. Good Shepherd Food Bank
  4. Variety of volunteer opportunities: Mainers Together
  5. General volunteer guidance for safe deliveries

Photo Credit: Lewiston Farmers’ Market

-Donate-

  1. Make a donation to Good Shepherd Food Bank and/or to learn how to host a virtual food drive: https://www.gsfb.org/mainecovid/#how-you-can-help 
  2. Donate to the COVID-19 Community Care Fund at Maine Initiatives to fund grassroots organizations statewide led by and advocating for those folks who are most at risk in this crisis: indigenous, black and immigrant folks; working class, low income, and poor people; and those that are too often pushed to the margins through incarceration, homelessness, disability, etc.
  3. Support the work of the Good Food Council

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