Good Food For Bath
Good Food for Bath is passionate group of advocates that meets with the goal of creating healthy solutions for a better, well-fed community.
Announcing Good Food Week: July 21-27
A series of eight events hosted by Good Food for Bath collaborators plus ‘Green Plate Specials’ at local restaurants will shine on spotlight on hunger-fighting programs to raise public awareness and participation.
Many of these activities occur regularly in or around Bath, such as gleaning with the Merrymeeting Gleaners or the Summer Meals at the Bath Area YMCA. Good Food Week will showcase how our region is striving to create healthy solutions for a better, well-fed community.
Restaurants will be showcasing local ingredients by creating ‘Green Plate Specials.’ These exclusive menu items will be made from entirely locally sourced ingredients. “Local” meaning sourced from the state of Maine.
Green Plate Specials
Below is the list of restaurants participating in Good Food Week We would like to thank these partners for supporting local producers! Go check out these restaurants for a chance to eat some tasty local food.
Good Food Week Menu of Events
Saturday, July 21st- Farmers’ Market Tour: Join SNAPMatch and the Bath Farmers’ Market at 8:15am to get the inside scoop about the Farmers Market, talk to vendors, and learn how to utilize SNAPMatch. Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-442-8400.
Sunday, July 22nd- Open Farm Day: Open Farm Day gives families the chance to visit local farms in your area. Merrymeeting Trailblazers and Maine Farmland Trust are sponsoring the Explore Merrymeeting Bay Bike Tours. All rides leave from Mailly Waterfront Park. There will be a 24 mile ride at 9:00am, 35 mile ride at 10:00am and a 14 mile ride at 11:00am. Or you can create your own ride with our suggested bike routes. Visit www.merrymeetingtrail.org/events for more information and to register.
Monday, July 23rd- LOCAL Garden Volunteer Day and Quick Pickling Demo: KELT welcomes you to visit the LOCAL Garden (Leading Our Community in Agricultural Learning) and help us care for the growing produce, flowers, and fruit trees starting at 1:00pm. Leave with the know-how of how to quick-pickle your favorite summer veggies! Please RSVP by visiting www.kennebecestuary.org/upcoming-events/localgardengfw.
Tuesday, July 24th- Bath Area YMCA Summer Meal & SNAP-Ed Cooking Matters Class: The Bath Area Family YMCA is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this summer by offering FREE meals to children ages 2-18. This program is open to all community children (No requirements)! Breakfast (8:30am-9:30am) will at the Bath Area YMCA and lunch (12-1pm) will be at both the Bath Area YMCA and Maritime Apartments.
Cooking Matters will be held at Bath Head Start from 11am-1pm- No RSVP necessary. This is open to families so parents and kids are encouraged to join. Cooking Matters helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget, as part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
Wednesday, July 25th- Glean with a Friend: The Merrymeeting Gleaners invite you to join them at Six River Farm to help glean produce. Gleaning is the collection of surplus produce for distribution to local organizations to help those that are food insecure. This is a great way for folks to check out what gleaning is all about. Please RSVP: Merrymeetinggleaners@gmail.com.
Thursday, July 26th- Salvation Army Food Pantry: Come check out the Salvation Army from 10am-1pm. Pick up fresh produce and canned goods -no requirements!
Friday, July 27th- Bath Area Backpack Snack Attack: The Bath Area Backpack Program will be at Brackett’s Market dishing out some healthy snacking tips and tricks. Come have a snack from 3-6pm and learn how this organization works in your community.
This collaboration creates the opportunity for different organizations with similar goals to connect and discuss the problems they face regarding food insecurity and inequity. In addition, it provides a platform for support between community organizations to continue to work on these convoluted issues.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com or 207-442-8400.
- Kennebec Estuary Land Trust
- City of Bath
- Bath Housing
- Maritime Apartments
- Bath Food Pantry
- Bath Area BackPack Program
- Regional School Unit #1
- Merrymeeting Gleaners
- Bath Farmers Market
- SNAP Match
- Bath Head Start
- Bath WIC
Hosted by Good Food for Bath Partners
Below is the Good Food for Bath Calendar Form:
The goal is to feature when food security initiatives AND events are occurring.
Produce that the Merrymeeting Gleaners expect to harvest that month will be on the first of each month.
If you would like to submit a photo with your event please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org (please only send .jpeg files under 2 MB).