Other Farm/Food Projects
Washington Hancock Community Agency
The Down East Business Alliance recognizes the importance of this industry in Maine. We are often working to help these businesses thrive.
Is there a farmers' market close to you?
Visit the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets at http://www.mainefarmersmarkets.org/ to find out!
Down East Business Alliance has completed assessments of several markets in Washington and Hancock counties to help markets increase their customer base and improve their overall performance.
Down East Business Alliance conducted a research project to find out what farmers and value-added food producers in Down East Maine need to help them prosper. DBA received a grant from Maine Technology Institute (MTI) to find out to what extent small farmers and food producers in this region can benefit from shared resources - such as food processing equipment, storage facilities and distribution capability.
DBA has done intensive on-site surveys of farmers and food producers to dig deeper into the issues of food distribution in this region. Healthy Acadia surveyed schools and other institutions to learn the needs and issues for commercial food buyers. These efforts culminated in a report on the needs for food storage, processing and food distribution in Down East Maine.
View the view report here: Down East Farm & Food Cluster Report.