The two major resources we'd like to share with you are, "The New England Food Vision," and "The Maine Food Strategy Framework." These documents were foundational pieces that helped lead to the formation of our network of food councils, and serve as a guide for our vision and the work we all do. Other resources (listed below) are gradually being added and updated. If you have something you'd like to add, email us at:



"A New England Food Vision," created by Food Solutions New England, lays out a roadmap towards achieving a goal of New England states producing 50% of all of the food we consume by the year 2060. A New England Food Vision describes a future in which our regional food system supports healthy food for all, sustainable farming and fishing, and thriving communities. Click on the image above to learn more.



The Maine Food Strategy (MFS) offers a clear vision to create a sustainable, more balanced food system through the 'Framework,' a model to focus and coordinate individuals and groups working towards widespread food systems change. The Framework is based on input from stakeholders who identified priorities particularly important to the future of Maine’s food system. 

Executive Summary

Press Release

Food Councils:

Food Systems:

An extensive searchable library of Food Council info can be found at the national Food Policy Network at John Hopkins University:

FPN Resource Database

Mark Winne has written extensively about Food Councils and the broader food movement:

Doing Food Policy Councils Right

Food First has many resources, including: Food Policy Councils: Lessons Learned

Fundraising-How Your Story Builds Enduring Relationships

Good Food Council Policy Rubric

MNCFC Network Discussion Notes: