“That was our buy-in,” says Bahner, who is a vegetable producer.
“Instead of fighting to get our piece of our pie, we’re just making a
We are SO thrilled to hear about Daybreak Grower’s Alliance through their
feature in Maine Women Magazine. Daybreak Grower’s Alliance is a
collaborative community-shared-agriculture program bringing farms
together to make small-scale farming more viable for producer and
consumer alike. And guess what? Christa Bahner of Bahner Farm, one of
the pantry’s community partners, is central to the operation!
Each week, during the growing season the pantry runs its gleaning
program out of farmer’s markets. We love the opportunity to participate
in this community space and engage directly with farmers, however we
also recognize the inefficiency of the farmer’s market model: travel
time and competition for customers between vendors for example.
Therefore, we strongly believe in the development of coops between farms
as an important future for our food system.