Portland Mayoral Food Forum

University of Southern Maine, Talbot Lecture Hall, Located in Luther Bonney Hall (map)

The Portland Food Council is hosting a food forum for the Portland city candidates for Mayor. The four candidates - Travis Curran, Ethan Strimling, Kate Snyder, and Spencer Thibodeau - will be asked questions about Portland's food system, and how they will address issues like food security, the working waterfront, and food-based business development.

Please come and listen to the candidates discuss this important issue for Portland's residents and the economy.

This event is being sponsored by The Food Studies Program at the University of Southern Maine, with refreshments provided by Rosemont Market and Bakery and the Portland Food Co-op.

Email portlandmefoodcouncil@gmail.com with questions.

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Presentation and Discussion of Portland Food Business Survey

Southern Maine Community College, Culinary Arts Building Dining Room (map)

In winter 2019, the Portland Food Council conducted a wide-ranging survey of food-related businesses in the Greater Portland area. The survey produced data and information on challenges and barriers to success, and policies and procedures that would help them succeed.

Come hear the results of the survey to learn what food businesses need in the greater Portland area to be successful, and discuss how your organization can help better support these businesses.

Please join the Portland Food Council for a full breakfast provided by the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts department of Southern Maine Community College.

Thank you to the SMCC students and faculty that are providing the food preparation and successful planning of this event. Please see their Culinary Arts website at smccme.edu for more information.

This event is for organizations with business support services that have a stake in a thriving local food economy.