Lessons from the Pandemic: Maine’s local food system during Covid 19
What lessons can we learn from the pandemic that will help us better support Maine’s farmers and local food system? In 2021, CDI, CEI, MFT and MOFGA joined forces to survey how Maine’s food system is being impacted by COVID-19. While the pandemic is not yet over, and it’s too soon to draw conclusions about long-term impacts, the survey results give farm and food business service providers, as well as consumers, unique insight into key areas that need support. Read the resulting report and its key findings, which we hope will help inform a community of practice around ways farms and food businesses and their ecosystem can empower greater resilience for if/when there is another crisis that impacts our food system in Maine.