Cultivating Maine’s Agricultural Future: A Guide for Towns, Land Trusts and Farm Supporters

Publisher: Maine Farmland Trust

Author(s): Ben Bowell, Amanda Bunker, Cris Coffin, Stephanie Gilbert, Brian Kent, John Piotti and Alison Truesdale

Document Type: Report

Format: Electronic

Free of cost: Yes


This publication draws from many of the approaches and tools already employed in the state of Maine to support local agriculture and food production, as well as tools from other states that are applicable to Maine. The guide provides tools and opportunities for local governments to incorporate various local agriculture/food production policy initiatives.

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Growing Food Connection Topic: community food production

Main Food Topics: agriculture, agriculture preservation, localization

Sub Food Topics: agricultural practices, farm, farm to school, farmers market, vegetables

Public Policy Topics: Ordinances, Partnerships, Plans, Public investment, Regulations/laws

Geographic Scale: Municipality, State/province

Local government or Regional resource focus:

Does the resource address the food security needs of underserved populations in rural, suburban, or urban settings? No