Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Fresh Produce Is Popping Up Across the Fields of Maine!

We finished the 2017 growing season with distributing more than 2 Million pounds of fresh Maine product to our food pantries across the State and we invested approximately $700,000 into the Maine Agriculture Economy.  With the new growing season right on our heels, we anticipate that we will acquire approximately 2.2 Million pounds of fresh farm products and invest approximately $750,000 into the Maine Agriculture Economy.  This coming growing season, approximately 180 of our food pantries will receive fresh farm product directly from local farms in their communities.  We anticipate that the growing season will be bountiful and we will have an abundance of fresh farm product available when our member agencies place their on-line orders.  Some pantries have already begun to see some of the early crops such as lettuce and radishes from their local farmers.  We just received a small delivery of zucchini in the warehouse which is exciting!  The season really has barely begun so don’t be discouraged if you haven’t received any fresh produce from your local farmers or through your on-line orders.  It won’t be long now!  If you have any questions about the Mainers Feeding Mainers Program, please contact Nancy Perry at or 782-3554 ext. 1109.           

GSFB Network is a blog for partner agencies of Good Shepherd Food Bank focused on feeding Maine's hungry.