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FOOD SYSTEMS

Maine food councils have used this short video many times over to bring people up to speed on the issues surrounding food systems work. "What's on Your Plate?" challenges viewers to see and think differently about the food they eat, considering social, economic, environmental, diet and health factors. "What's on Your Plate?" is an illustrated video on the challenges of the dominant food system, and alternatives for creating healthy people and a healthy planet. Commissioned by the University of Vermont.

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Food Production

  • Aquaculture

  • Beef

  • Berries

  • Dairy

  • Eggs

  • Fiddleheads/Wild Edibles

  • Fish (wild caught)

  • Flowers

  • Fruits

  • Goat

  • Grains

  • Herbs

  • Honey/Apiary

  • Hops

  • Lamb

  • Lobster/Shellfish (wild caught)

  • Maple Syrup

  • Medicines

  • Mushrooms

  • Nuts/Oilseeds

  • Pork

  • Poultry

  • Seedlings

  • Vegetables

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Processing & Manufacturing

  • Bakery

  • Brewery

  • Butcher

  • Cheese

  • Cider Mill

  • Coffee/Tea

  • Confectioneries

  • Co-packer/Contract Manufacturer

  • Distillery

  • Fluid Milk

  • Food Incubator

  • Grain Mill

  • Ice Cream

  • Meat Processing

  • Non-alcoholic Beverages

  • Other Dairy Processing

  • Shared-use Commercial Kitchen

  • Slaughterhouse

  • Specialty Foods/Snacks

  • Winery

  • Yogurt

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Distribution
& Storage

  • Aggregation Facility/Food Hub

  • Broker/Sourcer

  • Cold/Refrigerated Storage Facility

  • Distributor

  • Dry Storage Facility

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Farm

Inputs

  • Agricultural Equipment

  • Animal Feed

  • Compost/Fertilizer

  • Livestock Breeder

  • Nursery/Greenhouse

  • Seeds

  • Soil/Mulch

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Food Access 

& Nutrition

  • Community/School Garden

  • Food Bank/Pantry/Shelf

  • FoodCorps Site

  • Gleaning Program

  • Local Food Council/Community Group

  • Meal Site/Soup Kitchen

  • Nutrition Program

  • School Pantry/Backpack Site

  • Supplemental Assistance Program

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Education 

& Support

  • Adult/Continuing Education

  • Business Planning

  • Career/Technical Education Center

  • College/University

  • Fair

  • Farmland Conservation

  • Farm to School Program

  • Finance/Funding

  • General Food System Education

  • Internship / Apprenticeship / Mentorship Program

  • Legal

  • Marketing

  • Out of School Programs/4-H

  • Regulations/Permitting

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Local Food Outlets

  • Beer/Wine/Liquor Store

  • Caterer

  • Convenience Store

  • Co-op

  • CSA

  • Deli

  • Farmers Market

  • Farm Stand/Farm Store

  • Grocery Store

  • Licensed Seafood Retailer

  • Natural/Health Food Store

  • Online Market

  • Other Dining Service/Cafeteria

  • Restaurant/Café/Bar

  • School/Educational Institution

  • SNAP-authorized Site

  • Specialty Foods Store

  • WIC-authorized Site