2016 Maine Food System Innovation Challenge

Local food production is flourishing in Maine. Young people are starting farms in record numbers. Chefs are developing creative uses of under-utilized fish species and some are raising fish and greens together in closed loop systems. Expanding this emerging and critical economic sector will require innovative thinking as to how we aggregate, process and distributet local grown food and harvested seafood. Maine has the opportunity to become the food production engine for New England and a model for land-based and ocean-based food self-reliance and best practices.

Your challenge is very straightforward – create a team and enter the Maine Food System Innovation Challenge. If your idea wins, you and your team will take home $7,500 in cash and services to help bring your solution to market, coupled with an expert support network to help you maintain momentum.

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