NEW Fruit and Veg Listserv for Farmer-to-Farmer Communication!

Hello Farmers!

After many conversations with farmers who have been searching for better ways to communicate with other farmers, Caleb Goossen and myself are getting a new Maine vegetable and berry growers email listserv up and running.

Listserv User Guidelines

The Maine Vegetable and Berry Growers email listserv is open to all commercial growers, organic and conventional, with these aims:

  • To help growers to buy and sell items from each other, to connect for buying in bulk, and to find equipment, supplies, and land that can be shared and loaned.

  • Sharing of experiences with products, production and management knowledge, and navigating topics such as insurance, labor, and financing are encouraged. Extension educators and other service providers are also encouraged to join and contribute to the discussion.

For this to be a truly valuable resource for everyone involved, please keep the following considerations in mind:

  1. Please do not send any: political messages, surveys, or spam of any kind. Sending non-­practical messages will dilute the purpose of the lists and reduce participation. Send meeting, survey and event announcements directly to Caleb Goossen <cgoossen@mofga.org> or Jason Lilley <Jason.lilley@maine.edu> for inclusion in a monthly message.

  2. Subject lines should be concise but descriptive, emails should be addressed to the entire list.

  3. When a question of general interest is asked to the list, such as “how do growers dry garlic?” please reply only to the sender, who should then compile all the answers and send out a message to the list with a descriptive subject matter line, “responses to garlic drying question.”

  4. You are encouraged to share your farming-related topics in a way that is professionally respectful to others. This behavior includes civility, respect, and open-mindedness in personal replies as well as full listserv communications.

  5. Members that do not honor the purpose of the lists may be removed.

To subscribe, send an email to: meveg-berry-subscribe-request@lists.maine.edu

You will receive a confirmation email when you have been added.

After you have been added to the list, you can post by sending an email to: MEVEG-BERRY@lists.maine.edu

You may additionally create a login at www.lists.maine.edu where you can select preferred options for the way you receive emails from the list (i.e., “traditional” where you receive each email at the time it is posted, or “digest” which will group all of that days posts into one email per day).