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The Food Hub Hubbub: Fad or Future – 2015 Slow Money Maine Daylong Gathering

November 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


“The Food Hub Hubbub: Fad or Future?”

8:15-9:00 Registration/Check-in, Networking and Breakfast Treats

9-9:10 Welcome (Bonnie)

9:10-9:30 Food Hub overview (Gray Harris)

9:30-10:15 Keynote by Laura Edwards-Orr from Red Tomato

10:15-11:30: Food Hub Model Presentations: Chris Hallweaver/Aroostook County, Marada Cook/COMOC, Colleen Hanlon-Smith/Unity, Daniel Ungier & Seynab Ali /Cultivating Community – Fresh Start Program, Sarah Smith/The Pick Up

11:30-12:00 Previews of Afternoon Food Hub Conversations

12:00-1:15 Lunch  (Option for ongoing exchange with Laura Edwards-Orr)

1:30 – 2:30 Session 1 (Choose from the conversations listed below)

2:30 Break & switch sessions

2:45-3:45 Session 2  (Choose again from the conversations listed below)


Food Hub Afternoon Session Conversation Options (Choose one to attend for each session)

1. Value Chain Facilitation: Ann Karlen/ Fair Food Philly & UVM Food Hub Mgt. Program

2. Non profit/for profit models: Jesse Rye/ Farm Fresh RI

3. Scale required for Success: Laura Edwards-Orr/ Red Tomato

4. Emerging Role of Technology: Hannah Semler/ Healthy Acadia

5. Food Access/Justice/Security: Sona Desai / Intervale

(Note: Sarah Waring/Vermont Food Venture Center, Nico Lustig/Franklin County CDC in MA, Will Hopkins/Cobscook Bay Resource Center and all morning presenters will be co-facilitating these sessions)


University of Maine – Hutchinson Center
80 Belmont Ave
Belfast, ME 04915 United States


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