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Maine Group Releases Plan for Increasing Access to Local Food

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Food Strategy has released a blueprint for strengthening the state's local food economy.  The organization's project director, Tanya Swain, says Maine has a strong local food movement, but there are challenges, such as farmers' wages.

"Some of those numbers are pretty stagnant," Swain says. "So the question is:  OK, this is great that we have all of this local food, but how do we make food production so it's a sustainable business opportunity for more people?"

The blueprint, called "Framework," outlines five goals that range from increasing market share of local foods to increasing access for food insecure individuals.