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Food & Farm Agtivist Retreat August 10-16 Sedgwick, Maine

By Food for Maine’s Future

Food for Maine’s Future will host a small number of people for the week for farmwork, workshops, farm tours, and really good food. The Food & Farm Activist Retreat will take place in Sedgwick, Maine, from August 10 -16.

A community dinner will take place Sunday, August 14 as a fundraiser for the 2012 Food Sovereignty Training Camp. The meal will feature food from local farms and waters. Donations for our silent auction are welcome.

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Sedgewick Maine passes revolutionary Food Freedom ordinance

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By Food for Maine’s Future

SEDGWICK, MAINE – On Saturday, March 5, residents of a small coastal town in Maine voted unanimously to adopt the Local Food and Self-Governance Ordinance, setting a precedent for other towns looking to preserve small-scale farming and food processing. Sedgwick, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Western Hancock County, became the first town in Maine, and perhaps the nation, to exempt direct farm sales from state and federal licensing and inspection. The ordinance also exempts foods made in the home kitchen, similar to the Michigan Cottage Food Law passed last year, but without caps on gross sales or restrictions on types of exempt foods.

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