Maine Farm to Institution (MEFTI) is a multi-sector network of people from institutions, nonprofits, farms, government agencies and other entities involved in the food system. MEFTI brings people together from different sectors to share best practices, exchange information, provide training opportunities, and promote local food.
Our goal is to get colleges, hospitals, schools and other institutions to buy more Maine-grown foods. We seek ideas and input from other farm-to-institution stakeholders to create a sharing network that will accelerate this goal. A cross-sector approach will help create a network that improves Maine’s food economy.
MEFTI supports developing the supply and increasing the consumption of Maine-grown food in Maine institutions in order to give more people access to healthy foods while also strengthening the local economy. We value sustainable agriculture practices and fair jobs in the food system as a foundation for this work.
MEFTI is generously funded by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation.