Resources for Small Food Businesses in Maine

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The University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture and Cooperative Extension work together to support many food-based industries in Maine. We help farmers, processors, entrepreneurs, growers, small home-based food businesses, and Maine citizens.

It is our mission to assist food businesses with food safety and quality testing, technical assistance, and education. Our services include:


Additional Resources

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.


C. Waite Maclin, Owner of Pastor Chuck Orchards, Portland, ME“We have been so appreciative of all that Beth [Calder] has been able to contribute to our business, new product exploration, testing, analysis, scaling up for production and general assistance and ideas. I have found Beth to be enthusiastically supportive and always ready to respond to my questions and concerns.” — C. Waite Maclin, Owner of Pastor Chuck Orchards, Portland, ME