Mid-Coast Currents 5/16/14

Producer/Host: Sara Trunzo
Engineer: Joel Mann

Issue: People, events, and ideas in mid-coast, Maine

Program Topic: Maine Fare and celebrating Maine foods

Key Discussion Points:
1. What is the Maine Fare event?
2. Why did you organize the event?
3. What opportunities will there be for locals and visitor to enjoy or learn about farms and fisheries?


a. Ellen Sabina is the Outreach Director at Maine Farmland Trust,  and an aspiring farmer.
b. Alex Fouliard is an Outreach Intern at Maine Farmland Trust. She recently graduated from College of the Atlantic and spends her free time running around with baby goats in Jonesboro.
c. Robin Alden is Executive Director of Penobscot East Resource Center, a non-profit organization she co-founded in 2003. Located on the waterfront in Stonington, Maine, the organization’s mission is to secure a future for fishing communities in eastern Maine.  Alden was Maine Commissioner of Marine Resources from 1995 to 1997. For twenty years she was publisher and editor of Commercial Fisheries News, a regional fishing trade newspaper that she founded in 1973 and later became publisher and editor of the publication, Fish Farming News. She was a co-founder of the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. She is a current member of Maine Sea Grant’s Policy Advisory Committee.

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