July is new member month! This year we hope to welcome 100 new members during the month of July. But since July is a busy month for all of us, we’re doing things a little differently this year, and will have a special 1 day push on Thursday, July 19 to sign up as many new members as possible.
Help us get to 100! If you know folks who support MFT’s work but are not yet members, ask them to #PitchInForMaineFarms and join our community.
Who are our members? Our members are farmers, eaters, conservationists, advocates, policymakers, artists, community-builders, foodies, and people like you, who care about Maine’s future. It’s through your support that we are able to protect vulnerable farmland and help the next generation of farmers get on the land and thrive.
Why now? Our farms brighten our landscapes, fuel our rural economies and nourish our communities, but development pressure puts Maine’s farmland, and with it our farmers, at risk. Over 400,000 acres (nearly ⅓) of Maine’s farmland will change hands this decade as farmland owners age and retire. We need to ensure this land stays in farming, and that farmers can continue to feed our communities for generations to come.
In Appreciation: If you join as a member before July 20th we’ll enter you into a raffle to win sweet MFT swag. Better yet, if you join as a new member and get a friend to join at the $30 level or higher, and you’ll both receive a hat or a tote (your choice!).
Already a member? THANK YOU! Here are some other ways to help us grow:
- Refer a friend to join MFT: Spread the word to your non-member pals and we’ll hook you up with an event ticket or MFT swag (just make sure your friend indicates on our donation page that you referred them!)
- Host a Food for Thought potluck or film night. We will set you up with the tools and support you need to have a house party and conversation about the future of farming. You invite your friends, we’ll be there to talk with you and share what’s happening in farming and food today.
The work we do is only made possible by a robust & growing community of members. When you and your friends #PitchInForMaineFarms, we can continue our work of protecting Maine’s farmland and revitalizing our rural landscapes & communities.