In these difficult times, we are reminded that we are all interconnected, and we’re all in this together. As we monitor the evolving situation surrounding Covid 19, MFT is doing what we can to ensure the health of our staff and community.
Event updates: Our upcoming events have been canceled or postponed through May 15. We’ll keep you updated as we reschedule. You can also check our Events page for updates. Our Gallery in Belfast is also closed for the time being, but plans to create a virtual version of our upcoming exhibit! Any questions can be directed to Karen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to stay connected:
+ Make a cup of tea or pour yourself a glass and join us for a virtual Community Happy Hour on April 9, 4:30 – 5:30. We’ll be sharing updates and resources on how best to support Maine farms, and connecting together as a community to navigate these challenging and rapidly changing times. For Zoom log-in info, to share topics or resources you’d like to dig into, please email Caroline: email@example.com
+ Join us for the online sessions of the MFT Book Club! Whether or not you’re able to read the books, we hope you’ll join us for this chance to connect and converse with others. Our next Online Book Club is coming up on May 1, featuring Farming While Black by Leah Penniman. For those who don’t have the book or aren’t able to finish it, we’ll be sending out some additional articles and videos to add to the conversation about how racism shows up in our food system. RSVP HERE. We also encourage folks to sign up for Food Solutions New England’s 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, happening now! It’s a great way to dig in to issues of race and equity alongside thousands of others across the country.
Farms feed community resilience: We know that local farms are central to healthy, vibrant, resilient communities, and are conscious of the ripple effect this crisis is having on our farm and food economy. Many Maine farms offer ways for their communities to access and stock up on safe, nutritious food in low-risk ways — through self-service farm stores, CSA shares, or ordering direct from the farm. If you are able, seek out your local producers to support your health and the health of your community.
UMaine Extension has created a user-friendly map of where you can find farm products right now. Check out the Farm Product & Pick-Up Directory to find local food and support Maine farm businesses.
Let’s take good care of ourselves and each other.