BENEFITING: COASTAL ENTERPRISES INC
ORGANIZER: COASTAL ENTERPRISES INC
COASTAL ENTERPRISES INC wrote -
Please donate today to help create economic opportunity for young farmers and food related businesses in rural Maine. Your donation will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $10,000 by Newman's Own Foundation, a charitable supporter of our Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program.
Global food security starts on the farm and requires a strong and vibrant system that supports farmers, producers, the value chain, consumers and the environment. In the rural state of Maine, Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) provides loans and technical assistance to smaller, low-income players in innovative farm-food businesses, helping them to increase production, create a livelihood, and connect to markets.
Reversing a generational decline, there are 2,000 more Maine farms with 100,000 more acres in production than 30 years ago. From 2007 to 2012, Maine farmers under 35 increased by 40%. Help us build the foundations of our local food systems to spur sustainable economic growth and revitalization.