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How to Support the Local Food System #COVID19

Four ways to support Maine farms right now: Maine Farmland Trust

Photo Credit: Lewiston Farmers’ Market

-Where to Purchase Local Food-

  1. LA Farmers’ Markets
  2. Buy a farm-share/CSA this growing season: Local CSAs
  3. Buy directly from farms in Androscoggin County using the UMaine Cooperative Extension Farm Product and Pickup Directory
  4. Buy local produce, cheese, baked goods, + more from a virtual farmers’ market (multiple producers) with a simple click, with delivery or scheduled pickup in Lisbon: Little Ridge Farm Farmdrop
  5. Buy local, sustainably raised meats from Double Z Land & Livestock in Turner (online order, curbside, + home delivery available to the LA area) or Farmers’ Gate Market in Wales (online order + curbside pick up available)
  6. Find local fisheries: https://localcatch.org
  7. Get take-out from LA area restaurants, see: LA Adapts webpage (search restaurants)
  8. Support the generous local businesses and organizations make our work possible: Support our sponsors


  1. Gleaning (ie. harvesting extra crops on the fields from generous local farmers to donate to neighbors in need) volunteer opportunities: visit the Androscoggin Gleaner Facebook page, see this simple info doc, signup here, and then gleaners will reach out with more information. Or, email androgleaners@gmail.com
  2. Food Brigade of Presente! Maine has spot needs for volunteers in Lewiston and Portland to sort and deliver food.
  3. St. Mary’s Food Pantry
  4. Good Shepherd Food Bank
  5. Variety of volunteer opportunities: Mainers Together
  6. General volunteer guidance for safe deliveries

Photo Credit: Lewiston Farmers’ Market


  1. Donate to the Somali-Bantu Community Association’s farmland acquisition project by Dec 1, 2020 to support, among many things, food security for many Lewiston-Auburn-based families.
  2. Make a donation to Good Shepherd Food Bank and/or to learn how to host a virtual food drive: https://www.gsfb.org/mainecovid/#how-you-can-help 
  3. Donate to the COVID-19 Community Care Fund at Maine Initiatives to fund grassroots organizations statewide led by and advocating for those folks who are most at risk in this crisis: indigenous, black and immigrant folks; working class, low income, and poor people; and those that are too often pushed to the margins through incarceration, homelessness, disability, etc.
  4. Invest in the Maine’s food system through Slow Money Maine
  5. Support the work of the Good Food Council

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