Telephone: (207) 761-GROW  (4769)

Fax: (207) 541-GROW

Mailing Address: PO Box 3792, Portland, ME 04104

Office Address: 62 Elm Street, Portland, ME 04101

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Contact Our Staff:

General Inquiries
[email protected]


Executive Director Craig Lapine [email protected]  ext. 815
Director of Development & Communications Lesley Heiser [email protected]  207-650-8889
Office Manager Jersey Griggs [email protected]

Youth Programs

Community Programs Director Anna Sommo [email protected] ext. 803
Schools & Youth Program Coordinator Lily Chaleff [email protected] ext. 819
Food Corps Member

Jessica Puzak

[email protected]

Food Corps Member Chloe Squibb [email protected]


Community Gardens

Urban Agriculture Specialist Laura Mailander [email protected] ext. 855
Community Agriculture Specialist Rowen Gorman [email protected] ext. 855
Community Gardens [email protected] ext. 855


Food Access

Food Access Specialist Mariam Abdourahman [email protected]  207-518-1470
Food Access Specialist Kathleen McKersie [email protected]  207-632-9740
 CSA+ Coordinator Katy Harkleroad  [email protected]


Farmer Training Program & Fresh Start Farms

Director of Farmer Training Alex Redfield [email protected]  ext. 806
Farm Manager (Cumberland Co.) David Berdeja [email protected]
Food Hub Assistant / Outreach Specialist Asli Hassan
Special Projects Coordinator Sarah Marshall [email protected]
Outreach Coordinator / Farm Manager (Androscoggin Co.) Hussein Muktar [email protected]  207-344-4162
Food Hub Manager / Educational Specialist Jessica Woiderski [email protected]  989-430-2260
CSA Manager / Sales Coordinator Anna Tracht [email protected] ext. 817


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:

Dee Dee Germain, President
Barrett Made

Caitlin Marshall, Vice President
ReVision Energy

Dave Colson, Secretary
MOFGA/New Leaf Farm

Ted Spitzer, Treasurer
Market Ventures, Inc.

Samar Ahmed
Sudanese Roots

Joan Daly
Community Nutrition Advocate 

Laura Fralich
Long Creek Youth Center

C. Waite Maclin
Maclin Consulting

Lisa Morris
University of Southern Maine

Elizabeth Tarasevich
Cumberland Public Library/Brentwood Farms Community Garden

Cultivating Community

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