Telephone: (207) 761-GROW

Fax: (207) 541-GROW

Mailing Address: PO Box 3792, Portland, ME 04104

Address: 62 Elm Street, Portland, ME 04101

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Contact Our Staff:

General Inquiries
[email protected]


Executive Director Craig Lapine [email protected]
Communications & Development Leader Lesley Heiser [email protected]  207-650-8889
Office Manager Jersey Griggs [email protected]

Youth Programs

Youth Programs Manager Anna Sommo [email protected]
FoodCorps Service Member Lily Chaleff [email protected]


Community Gardens

Urban Agriculture Specialist Laura Mailander [email protected]
Community Agriculture Specialist Rowen Gorman [email protected]


Food Access

Food Access Program Manager Stephanie Aquilina [email protected]


Farmer Training Program & Fresh Start Farms

Interim Program Manager Sarah Marshall [email protected]
Farm Manager/Educational Specialist Alex Redfield [email protected]
Food Hub Manager/Educational Specialist Jessica Woiderski [email protected]
CSA Manager and Sales Coordinator Anna Tracht [email protected]
Outreach Coordinator Hussein Muktar 207-344-4162


Find Us

Our office in Portland is located on Elm Street in the Bayside neighborhood two blocks down the hill from the Portland Public Library and on the left. You may park in the overflow parking lot which is accessible off Lancaster Street or find a place to park on the street.

Our farmer training program, The New American Sustainable Agriculture Project, is primarily located at the Packard Littlefield Farm in Lisbon, ME, six miles from Lewiston. If you’re coming from the south, take 295 to Exit 22 and then follow Route 125 west to the intersection of 196. Take a left on 196 and stay on 196 for about five miles until you get to Littlefield Road. Take a right onto Littlefield Road immediately after the Building Material Exchange. Our major parking lot and our wash station are located just off of King Road on your right; you’ll also see white tents and greenhouses.

If you’re coming from Lewiston, the Packard Littlefield Farm is roughly six miles out on 196. Take a left onto Littlefield Road and then look for King Road on your right.

Our Board of Directors:

Beth Richardson, President
St Joseph’s College

Caitlin Marshall, Vice President
ReVision Energy

Dave Colson, Secretary
MOFGA/New Leaf Farm

Ted Spitzer, Treasurer
Market Ventures, Inc.

C. Waite Maclin
Maclin Consulting

Dee Dee Germain
Barrett Made

Elizabeth Tarasevich
Cumberland Public Library

Laura Fralich
University of Southern Maine

Samar Ahmed
University of Southern Maine

Suzan Ali
University of Southern Maine

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