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“Feeding Maine” at Frontier in Brunswick + a special event!

Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food 

A photography exhibit by Brendan Bullock at Frontier

Brunswick. Frontier will show the new photo exhibit, Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food, from January 12 – February 29. The show features photos by photographer Brendan Bullock, accompanied by writer Annie Murphy‘s captions, and highlights local food access efforts across Maine.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank will host a community discussion with local panelists about innovative projects that address hunger using local resources: rich farmland, skilled farmers, and community support. Panelists include Kristin Miale of Good Shepherd Food Bank, Karen Parker of Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program, Chris Cabot of BTLT & KELT, and Nate Drummond of Six River Farm, facilitated by Sara Trunzo of Veggies For All. The event will be on February 10, at 6PM at Frontier. The event is FREE, but please RSVP HERE.

The Feeding Maine photo exhibit is a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank and seeks to document some of the many people working for change in our communities across the state, with the hope that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers.

Maine Farmland Trust works to protect farmland and grow farming throughout the state, while Good Shepherd Food Bank works to eliminate hunger. “Our goal is that this show conveys both the seriousness of hunger in Maine, and a sense of hope that we can overcome hunger,” said Julie Guerette of Good Shepherd, “By growing the kinds of efforts documented in this exhibit, we can make huge strides toward food security for all Mainers.”

More than 200,000 Mainers are food insecure. The term encompasses hunger and scarcity, as well as a lack of access to food that’s fresh and healthy.

“In making fresh food accessible to those who need it most, the projects featured in the exhibit are forging new opportunities for Maine farms— opening up markets, diverting waste through farm donations and gleaning, and creating new customers,” said Ellen Sabina, Outreach Director at Maine Farmland Trust.

Brendan Bullock is a freelance photographer and photography educator based in Bowdoinham, Maine. While most of his work is focused in Maine, he travels to make documentary pictures throughout the world, including South America, Europe, Africa, and India.

For a list of upcoming exhibits, visit mainefarmlandtrust.org/feeding-maine-exhibit. If you are interested in bringing the exhibit to your community, please email ellen@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

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Community Discussion: Feeding Maine

The Belfast Co-op and Belfast Free Library will show a new photo exhibit, Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food, from March 1– March 31. The show features photos by photographer Brendan Bullock, accompanied by writer Annie Murphy‘s captions, and highlights local food access efforts across Maine.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Maine Farmland Trust will convene a community discussion with local organizations working in innovative ways to get more local fruits and vegetables to those in need, through farmers markets, CSAs, co-ops, and farm-to-food bank gleaning, including Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets, Veggies For All, Healthy Acadia, and MOFGA. The event will be on March 15, at 6:30PM at Belfast Free Library.

The Feeding Maine photo exhibit is a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank and seeks to document some of the many people working for change in our communities across the state, with the hope that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers.

Maine Farmland Trust works to protect farmland and grow farming throughout the state, while Good Shepherd Food Bank works to eliminate hunger. “Our goal is that this show conveys both the seriousness of hunger in Maine, and a sense of hope that we can overcome hunger,” said Julie Guerette of Good Shepherd, “By growing the kinds of efforts documented in this exhibit, we can make huge strides toward food security for all Mainers.”

More than 200,000 Mainers are food insecure. The term encompasses hunger and scarcity, as well as a lack of access to food that’s fresh and healthy.

“In making fresh food accessible to those who need it most, the projects featured in the exhibit are forging new opportunities for Maine farms— opening up markets, diverting waste through farm donations and gleaning, and creating new customers,” said Ellen Sabina, Outreach Director at Maine Farmland Trust.

Brendan Bullock is a freelance photographer and photography educator based in Bowdoinham, Maine. While most of his work is focused in Maine, he travels to make documentary pictures throughout the world, including South America, Europe, Africa, and India.

For a list of upcoming exhibits, visit mainefarmlandtrust.org/feeding-maine-exhibit. If you are interested in bringing the exhibit to your community, please email ellen@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

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Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food opens in Belfast October 2

A photography exhibit by Brendan Bullock at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

On October 2nd, from 5:30-8pm, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery will be hosting an opening for two new photo exhibits, which share the common theme of documenting hunger relief efforts in Maine.

On the ground floor, the gallery will be showing Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food. This exhibit features photos by photographer Brendan Bullock, accompanied by writer Annie Murphy‘s captions. The series is a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank and seeks to document some of the many people working for change in our communities across the state, with the hope that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers.

On the second floor, Unity College student Ru Allen will be making her debut with Harvesting Unity, a collection of photographs portraying the volunteers and program leaders of Veggies For All, a food bank farm in Unity. Allen shares: “Alternating between camera to my eye and hands in the earth, I attempted to capture as much of the growing process from start to finish in one growing season. What I was naturally drawn to, however, were the suspended moments in places that were easily overlooked.”

As part of this exhibit, Sara Trunzo, director of Veggies For All, will be giving a presentation on “How one community fights hunger with a food bank farm” on October 6 at the Belfast Free Library, from 6:30-7:45pm.

Veggies For All (VFA) is a food bank farm located in Unity, Maine that works to relieve hunger by growing vegetables for those in need, while collaborating with partners to distribute and increase access to quality and nutritious food. Since their founding in 2007, VFA has provided 108,000 pounds of vegetables to over 1,500 food-insecure, central Mainers and engaged hundreds of volunteers in thousands of hours of community-based hunger relief.  VFA became a project of MFT in 2014.

Brendan Bullock is a freelance photographer and photography educator based in Bowdoinham. While most of his work is focused in Maine, he travels to make documentary pictures throughout the world, including South America, Europe, Africa, and India.

Both photography exhibits will be on display until November 16. For a list of upcoming exhibits, visit mainefarmlandtrust.org/feeding-maine-exhibit. If you are interested in bringing the exhibit to your community, please email ellen@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, located at 97 Main Street, Belfast, is open Monday through Friday from 9-4. In addition, the gallery will be open on October 23rd, 5:30-8pm for the Friday Art Walk. More information can be found at www.mainefarmlandtrustgallery.org

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Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food opens in Belfast October 2

A photography exhibit by Brendan Bullock at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

On October 2nd, from 5:30-8pm, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery will be hosting an opening for two new photo exhibits, which share the common theme of documenting hunger relief efforts in Maine.

On the ground floor, the gallery will be showing Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food. This exhibit features photos by photographer Brendan Bullock, accompanied by writer Annie Murphy‘s captions. The series is a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank and seeks to document some of the many people working for change in our communities across the state, with the hope that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers.

On the second floor, Unity College student Ru Allen will be making her debut with Harvesting Unity, a collection of photographs portraying the volunteers and program leaders of Veggies For All, a food bank farm in Unity. Allen shares: “Alternating between camera to my eye and hands in the earth, I attempted to capture as much of the growing process from start to finish in one growing season. What I was naturally drawn to, however, were the suspended moments in places that were easily overlooked.”

As part of this exhibit, Sara Trunzo, director of Veggies For All, will be giving a presentation on “How one community fights hunger with a food bank farm” on October 6 at the Belfast Free Library, from 6:30-7:45pm.

Veggies For All (VFA) is a food bank farm located in Unity, Maine that works to relieve hunger by growing vegetables for those in need, while collaborating with partners to distribute and increase access to quality and nutritious food. Since their founding in 2007, VFA has provided 108,000 pounds of vegetables to over 1,500 food-insecure, central Mainers and engaged hundreds of volunteers in thousands of hours of community-based hunger relief.  VFA became a project of MFT in 2014.

Brendan Bullock is a freelance photographer and photography educator based in Bowdoinham. While most of his work is focused in Maine, he travels to make documentary pictures throughout the world, including South America, Europe, Africa, and India.

Both photography exhibits will be on display until November 16. For a list of upcoming exhibits, visit mainefarmlandtrust.org/feeding-maine-exhibit. If you are interested in bringing the exhibit to your community, please email ellen@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, located at 97 Main Street, Belfast, is open Monday through Friday from 9-4. In addition, the gallery will be open on October 23rd, 5:30-8pm for the Friday Art Walk. More information can be found at www.mainefarmlandtrustgallery.org

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Feeding Maine at Belfast Co-op & Library

The Belfast Co-op and Belfast Free Library will show a new photo exhibit, Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food, from March 1– March 31. The show features photos by photographer Brendan Bullock, accompanied by writer Annie Murphy‘s captions, and highlights local food access efforts across Maine.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Maine Farmland Trust will convene a community discussion with local organizations working in innovative ways to get more local fruits and vegetables to those in need, through farmers markets, CSAs, co-ops, and farm-to-food bank gleaning, including Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets, Veggies For All, Healthy Acadia, and MOFGA. The event will be on March 15, at 6:30PM at Belfast Free Library.

The Feeding Maine photo exhibit is a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank and seeks to document some of the many people working for change in our communities across the state, with the hope that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers.

Maine Farmland Trust works to protect farmland and grow farming throughout the state, while Good Shepherd Food Bank works to eliminate hunger. “Our goal is that this show conveys both the seriousness of hunger in Maine, and a sense of hope that we can overcome hunger,” said Julie Guerette of Good Shepherd, “By growing the kinds of efforts documented in this exhibit, we can make huge strides toward food security for all Mainers.”

More than 200,000 Mainers are food insecure. The term encompasses hunger and scarcity, as well as a lack of access to food that’s fresh and healthy.

“In making fresh food accessible to those who need it most, the projects featured in the exhibit are forging new opportunities for Maine farms— opening up markets, diverting waste through farm donations and gleaning, and creating new customers,” said Ellen Sabina, Outreach Director at Maine Farmland Trust.

Brendan Bullock is a freelance photographer and photography educator based in Bowdoinham, Maine. While most of his work is focused in Maine, he travels to make documentary pictures throughout the world, including South America, Europe, Africa, and India.

For a list of upcoming exhibits, visit mainefarmlandtrust.org/feeding-maine-exhibit. If you are interested in bringing the exhibit to your community, please email ellen@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

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Feeding Maine in Blue Hill

Blue Hill Public Library’s Britton Gallery is showing the new photo exhibit, Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food, for the month of June. The show features photos by photographer Brendan Bullock, accompanied by writer Annie Murphy‘s captions, and highlights local food access efforts across Maine.  

In conjunction with the exhibit, Maine Farmland Trust and Healthy Acadia will host a community discussion with local panelists about innovative projects that address hunger using local resources: rich farmland, skilled farmers, and community support. Participants will be offered a in-depth picture of diverse community programs that positively impact the Blue Hill peninsula’s food system, community health, and economy AND they will learn how to get involved with these efforts as collaborators or supporters. Presenters will include innovative projects and people, including Healthy Acadia’s Gleaning Initiative & FarmDrop manager Hannah Semler, and recipients of MFT’s Blue Hill Peninsula Community Food Grant.  The conversation will be facilitated by Sara Trunzo of MFT’s Veggies For All. The event will be on June 22, from 6-8 PM at BHPL and is FREE to attend.

Read the full 2015 maine farms

Maine Farms is an annual journal created especially for Maine Farmland Trust members.

Last spring, we took a leap of faith, publishing the inaugural issue of maine farms. We shipped copies to every Maine Farmland Trust member, and then waited, holding our breath. To our great relief, this experiment was met with a flood of praise.

 

Of the many notes, emails, and phone calls that we received, the ones that really stood out were from farmers and food champions who are the inspirations behind our work. Three examples:

“A superlative effort inside and out, right down to the heavy card stock cover and perfect-binding.”

jim gerritsen, wood prairie farm

“In recent visits with farmers and exchanges with others, I’ve sensed a general ‘buzz’ about the periodical, and I am excited about sharing it further to ‘ground’ people to food and farm issues in Maine.”

bonnie rukin, slow money maine

“I am so impressed with this publication…the links to art, the content, the bringing together of diverse farming groups, and of course, a vision.”

john krueger, mofga board member

This year’s journal offers important new stories about Maine’s farmers and food community—from the tricky business of reclaiming farmland, to spring’s fleeting bounty, to the farmers on the frontlines of four-season innovation, to a sneak peek of a new food access photo exhibit.

Putting maine farms together is no simple task. We count ourselves lucky to be working with a sharp editor, a highly-creative design team, and talented contributors—who all go above and beyond because they believe wholeheartedly in MFT’s mission. We extend our sincere thanks to everyone who makes this journal possible—including you, our readers.

John Piotti, President & CEO
Ellen Sabina, Outreach Director

Feeding Maine at Husson University

Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food will be on exhibit at College of Science and Humanities, Husson University  and will be  from September 9 – November 4.

A reception will be held October 19th at the WBRC Gallery at the Gracie Theatre from 4:30 – 6:30pm, with speakers and light refreshments at 5pm.  The photographs can be seen in both the WBRC Gallery at the Gracie Theatre, and the Robert E. White Gallery in the Campus Center.

The Feeding Maine photo exhibit is a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank and seeks to document some of the many people working for change in our communities across the state, with the hope that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers.

If you are interested in bringing the exhibit to your community, please email  ellen@mainefarmlandtrust.org.