Community Forum on Local Food Ordinance

 COMMUNITY FORUM ON LOCAL FOOD ORDINANCE TO BE HELD IN BREWER

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 @10am

On Saturday, December 17 a community forum will be held at the Solidarity Center in Brewer to discuss the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance passed in five Maine towns earlier this year. The event is open to the public and will begin at 10am with a presentation by Heather Retberg of Quill’s End Farm in Penobscot who will give the history behind the ordinance and share what its passage has meant to her family farm. Following the presentation will be an open discussion about the issues addressed in the ordinance, the response from the Maine Department of Agriculture, and other issues of concern to farmers, food producers, farm patrons, and the general public. The discussion will be moderated by Penny Jordan of Jordan’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth. A potluck lunch will follow at 12:30pm. The Solidarity Center is home to Food AND Medicine and the Eastern Maine Labor Council and is located at 20 Ivers Street in Brewer. This event is sponsored by Food for Maine’s Future. Please RSVP by emailing Community Forum. For more information call 244-0908.

If you are interested in arranging a carpool with us from the Oxford Hills area to this event, please email us at: growmainefood.farms@gmail.com

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