Mainstreaming: Local Food to Institutions

Mainstreaming: Local Food to Institutions

October 1, 2014


Rachel Takir

Join us on Tuesday, October 14 at Colby College for a day of discussion and workshops exploring the opportunities for strong farm to institution partnerships in Maine.

Keynote: Clara Coleman, Four-Season Farming for the Wholesale Market

This event is an opportunity for institutions, dining services, distributors, farmers, nonprofits, and others to learn more about:

  • Mainstreaming, a new project connecting farms to broadline distributors
  • First steps in wholesale production & scaling up to sell to a distributor
  • Why institutions should consider buying local foods
  • How to work with aggregators & processors
  • How to move more local meat, fish, and other proteins into institutions

This is a free event, but you do need to reserve your spot in advance.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided by PFG & Sodexo.

Signups have closed; please contact Ellen with questions at 207-338-6575 /



Colby College

Farm to Institution New England (FINE)

Health Care Without Harm

Maine Farmland Trust


PFG (Performance Food Group)


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