MEFTI catalyzes a social impact network focused on farm to institution in Maine to help build a healthy and sustainable regional food system.


farm to institution in maine...

Maine is a unique place we love and take pride in, a state with hard-working and resourceful people, multiple food-system based networks and organizations, ample agriculture and fisheries resources, and great potential for producing and processing more food for its population and for the region.  Maine can be a leader of food system change, and an important part of that change can only come about through the influence of food-serving institutions on our food system.

Maine’s institutions have power to impact our food system and those they serve through purchasing and serving fresh, healthy, local food. Institutions can also use their human, intellectual, cultural, and economic influence, in combination with a strong commitment to contribute to the greater good of the place where they are located, to act as truly beneficial anchors and shapers of their communities.



Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), a nonprofit health services organization in collaboration with Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA), is accepting applications for a Project Coordinator for the Maine Farm to School Network. The 30-hour/week position with MCD’s full benefits package is housed at HCCA and reports to the Executive Director. Competencies among successful candidates are expected to be consistent with those identified by the Level 1 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. This position is grant funded for two years with the possibility of renewal. Salary range: $18.00-20.00/hour based on education and experience. Occasional statewide or out of state travel will be reimbursed.

Interested applicants must send a separate cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying, a current resume, and three communications samples (e.g. link to website that you created/maintain, copy of a newsletter or brochure you published, presentation slides, link to a blog you publish, etc.), salary requirements, plus contact information (including telephone number and email addresses) for three professional references. Applications are being accepted through Friday November 30, 2018 or until a qualified candidate is found. Applications are to be emailed to with “Project Coordinator – Maine Farm to School” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

For the full job description, please go to this link.