Maine is internationally renowned for our food. We also rank 7th in the country and 1st in New England for food insecurity, or households without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. How can we effectively feed Maine, ensure fair wages to producers and workers, and continue to support a flourishing food system from farm and sea to table?
Celebrate Co-op Month and join us on Wed 10/25, 5:30pm at Portland Food Co-op for a discussion on how co-ops can foster a healthy, resilient food economy, rooted in local ownership.
The discussion will be facilitated by CDI’s Jonah Fertig-Burd, who works with farmers, food producers, cooks, distributors, and community members to develop democratic businesses. He is a Cooperative Food Systems Developer at CDI, co-founder of Maine Farm & Sea Cooperative and Local Sprouts Cooperative as well as a speaker at statewide, regional and national conferences about cooperatives in the food system.