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Whitehill_farm
2013
Mabel's Book
:
Good Food Close
to the Source

(6MG.pdf)

MabelsBook
2012
Mabel's Book
:
Good Food Close
to the Source

(9MG.pdf)

Please call
207-778-3885 if you would like a hard copy of Mabel's Book mailed to you.

See Executive Director, Tanya Swain, on "Talkin' Maine"
Tanya

Learn about Ag Tech Program at Foster Tech School in Famington, ME
AgTech

2010 Annual Report
(3MG .pdf)

. JohnKnight
John Knight

Art in support of local foods.

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Impact
Impact Study 2007
(1MG .pdf)

ChangingFace
The Changing Face of Agriculture in Franklin County: Vision & Recommendations
Full Report

(4.54 MG .pdf)

The Changing Face of Agriculture in Franklin County: Vision & Recommendations - Executive Summary
(1.61MG . pdf)

A Report by the Franklin County Agricultural Task Force

Western Mountains Alliance
...helping people shape the future of western Maine.

Celebrating 25 years of grassroots, nonpartisan economic and community development in western Maine.

Get Fresh Net
A Guide to Building Online
Local Food Buying Clubs and Farmers' Markets

Download GET FRESH NET Guide pdf (1.4 MB)


photo credit Dean Gyorgy Media Arts

Find an Online Farmers' Market or
Local Foods Buying Club (here)

Local Foods PSA


Click here
for the Wholesale and Distributor Buyers' Guide to Maine Food!

Taking “Networked” to a New Level: 
Cluster Initiatives in Western Maine

Here at WMA, we think cluster initiatives build on the best of networks, community planning and economic development – the success of local agriculture is one good example.  In 2011, WMA’s Board used this "white paper" to consider how collaborative cluster initiatives could provide a framework for applying limited resources more strategically, and achieving better economic outcomes for the region. Tell us what you think by commenting on Facebook or emailing tswain@westernmountainsalliance.org.

Read Taking “Networked” to a New Level:  Cluster Initiatives in Western Maine
(185MG pdf)

FFFME

Farm Fresh For ME is a newly established initiative of the Maine Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Western Mountains Alliance and other for profit and NGO’s who are supporting development of Food Buying Clubs throughout Maine.

The ultimate goal of Farm Fresh For ME is to increase the market for small family farms in their local communities while providing nutritious, healthy foods to local Maine families and communities at an affordable price.

Maranacook Local Foods Buying Club is now open! For more information please visit Farm Fresh for ME, like us on Facebook or join thier mailing list.


wmemarket

Western Maine Market is an online Farmers Market connecting local farmers, growers and producers with local buyers. If you would like to start an online market in your area call 207-778-3885, visit the website at www.westernmainemarket.com or email: Tricia Cook


ChangingFace

The Changing Face of Agriculture in Franklin County: Vision & Recommendations -A Report by the Franklin County Agricultural Task Force,

Executive Summary (pdf 1.61MG)
Full Report (pdf 4.54MG)
Text only (pdf 980KB)



Tutorial - Unheated Greenhouses: Their Construction and Year Round Uses (pdf 8.48MG)

Western Mountain Alliance and Mountain Counties Heritage, Inc receive 2007 Noyce Award for Non-Profit Excellence.

JustGive
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  • 12% of Maine's total population
  • 12,000 square mile region
  • 8 million acres of productive forestland
  • 960 lakes and 650 square miles of inland waters
  • 575 mountains over 1000 feet in elevation

 

Western Mountains Alliance . 165 Front Street, Suite 1 . P.O. Box 29 Farmington, ME 04938
(207)778-3885
. info@westernmountainsalliance.org