Local Chapters

Portland, Maine

This local chapter is located in/near Portland, Maine.
To contact/join this chapter, please see the contact info on the left.

Upcoming Events & Meetings: 

Greetings!
Thanks for your interest in taking part in a Maine chapter for the Bionutrient Food Association. We're excited to get the ball rolling...

We'll be hosting our first meeting at Full Fork Farm in South China, ME on Feb. 9th, starting at 6:30pm. We'll start things off with a potluck-style dinner to meet and chat as folks trickle in, then will start the meeting itself at 7:15pm, and finish by 9pm. Potluck dinner and warm conversation around the woodstove as we discuss how to organize, and what we hope to accomplish in 2019.

Maine is a big state, and those of us who expressed interest at the Soil & Nutrition Conference are already scattered across it. One of the things we'll surely discuss is whether it makes sense to gather as a single group this first year, or split into Southern/Central meetings. Pros & cons to each option.

If there are particular things you think we should discuss, whether you can attend or not, let us know and we'll add it to the prospective agenda. Any questions, don't hesitate to shoot them our way.

Prior to the meeting, I want to encourage you take 10 to 15 minutes to consider ways you'd like/might be able to participate as a chapter member, or what you're hoping for through participation yourself. What skills/knowledge do you hold that you'd be able to offer up to other members? In what areas do you recognize needing growth? What can we as a BFA chapter do to work within our communities here in Maine? Also, if there are upcoming events in the area that people might be interested in, bring the details.

If you have any other questions/thoughts, or if you're unable to make it to the meeting but want your thoughts on the above represented, send them our way: bfamaine@gmail.com.

Finally, we've created a google group for the chapter. This will be an effective way of creating a working history of our discussions. Meeting notes will be posted to the group following the meeting for those who were unable to attend.

And if you have any food restrictions or serious food allergies, let us know!

We look forward to meeting you all in person!
Sam & Anson

Full Fork Farm
154 Dutton Rd
China, ME 04358
Map
(207) 923-7028

Parking/Entry Instructions:
There's a prominent farm sign in front of the house that'll help you know you've found the right place. Parking is fairly straightforward. To the immediate right when you turn into the driveway is a plowed area. Should be able to fit plenty of cars there if initial folks pull forward to let a car park behind them. For people with mobility concerns, or if the lower parking fills up, just head farther up the driveway and park there.

To Note! We rarely use our front entrance at the farm. It'll be kept unlocked in case someone misses this part of the email or forgets, but there's a side entry into the kitchen alongside the driveway. We'll have it sanded and well-lit for you. Come into the house that way.

Any problems finding the place, etc. you can call the house's landline: (207) 923-7028