Mission: To affect positive change in the local food system.
Vision: A food system that nurtures our bodies, our community, the local economy and the earth.
History: The Capital Area Food Council started in late 2013 as a series of community meetings in the greater Augusta/Gardiner area with the goal of assessing the local food system and prioritize areas of change. Healthy Communities of the Capital Area with support from Maine Network of Community Food Councils convened these meetings to gauge interest with stakeholders in the community around forming a food council.
The Capital Area Food Council identified "Harvest" (things within the local food system we'd like to continue to reap) and "Compost" (things within the local food system we'd like to transform).
The Capital Area Food Council has found a new home with the Gardiner Food Co-op and Cafe. For more information, contact Renee Page at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.588.5020
Learn more about what food councils are and what they do on our Local Foods Data & Resources page.
What's on Your Plate? An illustrated video on the challenges of the dominant food system, and alternatives for creating healthy people and a healthy planet.