More Foodie News: Maine Fare

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Plan ahead for Maine Fare, a celebration of local Maine foods and beverages highlighting both heritage and sustainability, Sept. 11-13, in Camden and Rockport. Planned events include panels, tastings, classes, dinners, and a marketplace.

The keynote panel, Can Maine Feed Itself, addresses whether Maine’s farmers, foragers, fishermen, and producers can feed the state’s population. It’s slated for 2 p.m., Friday, Sept.  11, at Brewster Point, in Rockport. Admisison is free and it’s open to the public.

Panel moderator will be Craig Lapine, president of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), the executive director of Cultivating Community (a Portland-based group focused on community and school gardens), and an activist committed to growing sustainable communities. Confirmed panelists include: Eliot Coleman, author and co-owner of Four Season Farm; Seth Bradstreet, commissioner, Maine Department of Agriculture; Russell Libby, executive director of MOFGA; Tim Cunniff, Vice-president, Backyard Farms, LLC, Portland; Glen Libby, chairman of the Midcoast Fishermen’s Association and a member of the New England Fishery Management Council; Marada Cook, Crown O’ Maine Organic Cooperative; John Piotti, Executive Director, Maine Farmland Trust, Majority Leader, Maine State Legislature.