WHAT + WHY
Local food. Local Resources. Feeding Maine.
Portland, Maine hosted a FEEDING THe 5000 event to raise and broaden awareness of the social and economic opportunities gained by not wasting food. The event HiGHLIGHTed Maine’s local food bounty, ILLUSTRATEd delicious and common-sense solutions that prevent food from going to waste, and featured a free public feast made entirely from perfectly good, home-grown food that OTHERWISE would not HAVE been eaten.
The cornerstones of food recovery are waste prevention and ensuring that food is ultimately consumed. Any remaining food scraps can be composted to nourish our soil and help grow more, local food to be eaten right here in Maine.
WHEN + WHERE + HOW TO GET THERE
Friday, OCTOBER 7, 2016
HOW BEST TO GET THERE:
Walking, biking, taking the bus, and carpooling to the event is encouraged!
If driving from I-295 either north or south, take Exit 6A for Forest Avenue South and proceed along Forest Avenue until the street ends at Congress Street. Take a left, and several blocks down on the right is Monument Square. There is metered street parking on Congress Avenue, side streets, and several parking garages.
DAY OF SCHEDULE
PlEASE FIND AN OUTLINE OF THE DAY'S STAGE SCHEDULE, HERE.
A DISCO CHOP!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
FORK FOOD LAB
72 PARRIS ST.
Portland, ME 04101
In the lead up to main Feeding the 5000 event, volunteers were welcomed to party with a purpose at the Disco Chop PORTLAND, where you could cut a rug and some veg, and chop or bop 'til you drop!
our message was: Come groove to the beat (or beet!) while peeling and chopping all of the freshly rescued vegetables and produce to be served at the main festival. There will be DJs, chefs, snacks, dancing, and an all around good time - no more fun way to fight food waste!
STAY SOCIAL !
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Partners Include: (From TOP Left) Cumberland County Food Security Council, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Healthy Acadia, Feedback, The Rockefeller Foundation, Maine Farmland Trust, The Locker Project, The Portland Food Co-Op, GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD BANK + COOKING MATTERS, USM New ENVIRONMENTAL Finance Center, midcoast hunger prevention program, the universitY of maine cooperative extension, The MAINE FARM BUREAU, GREATER PORTLAND COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS, city of portland, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR THE STATE OF MAINE.
Special Thanks to: Fork Food Lab, Garbage to Garden, and Maine Farm and Sea Cooperative.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FARMS WHO GENEROUSLY DONATED PRODUCE TO FEEDING the 5000 PORTLAND: CRYSTAL SPRING FARM, Ericksen Fields, FARM FRESH CONNECTION / WEALDEN FARM, FLAHERTY'S FAMILY FARM, goranson’s farm, jordans farm, MAINE COAST HERITAGE TRUST, MAINE ORGANIC FARMER'S ASSOCIATION COMMON GROUND FAIR, PINELAND FARMS, PORTLAND FOOD COOP, ROSEMONT STORES, THE MORRIS FARM, TWO FARMERS FARM, WILLIAM H JORDAN FARM, WOLFE'S NECK FARM