The Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn announced six new members this month, bringing its 2017 ranks to 21. They represent a wide range of community food system stakeholders, including both new and long-standing retail and wholesale local farm businesses, the state’s largest emergency food provider, a cooperative business development organization, and a Healthy Maine Partnership organization, in addition to numerous personal and professional networks. New members, from left, are Maggie Maiorana, 4 Season Farm Market; Kim Finnerty, Whiting Farm; Jonah Fertig, Cooperative Development Institute and Celebration Tree Farm and Yoga; Betsy Bullard, Brigeen Farms Inc.; Chris Manson, Good Shepherd Food Bank; and Missy North-Drain, Healthy Androscoggin. The council was formed in 2012 to create and support improvements to the food system of the Lewiston-Auburn community. It educates the public and serves as a forum for discussing issues, fosters coordination between sectors in the food system, evaluates and influences policy, and supports programs that meet local food needs. FMI:

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