Maine Food Map
Three RC&D Councils in southern and central Maine - Time and Tide, Threshold to Maine, and Heart of Maine - have been instrumental in the creation of the Maine Food Map, an evolving project that is part of the Eat Maine Foods program. The map is an interactive web-based map that allows users to search for local agricultural producers near them and then connect, to their mutual benefit. The RC&D Councils are members of the Eat Local Foods Coalition of Maine (ELFC), a coalition "working to put more Maine foods on more Maine tables more often." Their website (www.eatmainefoods.com) has become a popular forum for social networking, information-sharing, and building a sense of community among Maine's small farmers and the community members interested in gaining access to fresh, healthy, and local food.