A Cyber Food Hub For Maine.
You are a grower of produce, organic or otherwise and need a market for your Maine food.
Or you are in the market for wholesale or retail Maine grown food. Wanting a portal to tap into, a Maine food hub for quick and easy for what is raised in Vacationland.
A food hub for access to fresh Maine grown vegetable produce, fruits, dairy, poultry or fish products.
Realizing everything operates “just in time” for inventory control. To run a tight ship in business. Which farming is of any size.
Or you provide associated services for the Maine agriculture micro farm industry.
The little farmer who is not set up for distrubution beyond the local community. But could expand his markets with help from an easy to log on, use Maine food hub.
A truck broker who needs loads. Has drivers ready, willing and able to get the Maine food from “A” to “B”.He can hang out his shingle on the Maine food hub.
And provide help to this market segmentin his capacity of transportation provider. Even if not a full load that can be with a little coordination.
Or that wants to just have their link. All the essential contact information parked around the edges of the Maine food hub portal web page. To send the signal “we’re ready when you are”. That we support good Maine raised food businesses of all types, sizes and locations.
Like a ride board, when someone is hitch hiking. A Maine food hub with its thumb out.
And looking for someone else needing, that is going that way too. But just requiring a clearing house one shot stop. Something to bring the two togetherefficinently is needed. So easy with technology now a days.
To make the connection. To distribute, get the food to market. To let everyone know easily from grower to Maine food buyer. What each participating grower / member has available instantly is posted. Quickly changed, with pricing, availability, any terms all spelled out. To save everyone time, frustration, money.
To develop the habit as a Maine food produce grower to tap into the portal to see what is being offered.
The special of the day like the local diner.
What is needed by an interested party, a partner in the “shine the light”.
To make all aware of the situation to act on, benefit from to make it come together.
At the Maine food hub portal.
If the two ends of the connection can pull in the same direction. To establish a lasting partnership.
I think a Maine food hub, cyber wise for starters would be easy to set up and administer.
I see lots of them on the west coast while surfing. But know Maine sustainable agriculture needs all the support using the latest technology possible. To make it field to market.
Whether it is grains, dry beans, goat cheese, cod or parsnips being grown or peddled from the Maine outlet.
The food hub in Maine could have financing incentives, promotion of lending that understands micro loans. For farmers, fisheries and local businesses that rally around the come and get it dinner bell. That rings at least three times a day or more.
Make it a healthy addiction, knowing what you place on your family table.
To dine on for wholesome, all naturally, plentiful food grown close to home.
Lending, insurance, equipment repair plus sales and service.
All part of the subsidy to push the food hub in Maine. Make it a reality, keep it going.
Lumber supply and house manufacturers also added to the list.
Knowing growing farms in Maine need repair, or extra buildings.
Machine sheds, packing facilities, storage layout bins for crops.
Equipment, livestock, operating loans and loans for buying more Maine land expansions. For critters, crops, or tied to the needs of a Maine fisherman. That is a little minnow in the big puddle.
To grade, package, ship during a Maine snow ground covered winter when the fields hibernate.
And the fruits of the time spent in the woodlot pay dividends in the wood stoves used to heat the homes, to warm the bones.
Healthy dirt on Maine farms. Protecting the environment from soil erosion and creating a safe sustainable food system for Maine. Everyone wants that and so many worthwhile groups working toward that goal. Just independently. Splintered fashion hit or miss.
Volunteers that share skills, ideas and energies surrounding feeding Mainers, beyond the Pine Tree State. All much needed to provide a shift from cheap food, to affordable healthy food. To feed Mainers and beyond efficiently, consistently.
Food safety, climate change, organic issues, genetic engineering.
All part of planting the seeds for future generations. It makes sense. More collaborative. Rather than every Maine farmer for himself / herself. Maine, food hub, one stop shop for loads to buy. Or creative, flexible ways to overcome the high cost of getting it from the Maine farms, fisheries to market logistics.
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