‘The Maine Question’ podcast explores running a successful food business 

The latest episode of the University of Maine podcast “The Maine Question” asks what it takes to run a successful food business in Maine. 

In the sixth episode of the first season, host Ron Lisnet speaks with Jason Bolton, a food safety specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, about the challenges and opportunities of starting and running a food or beverage business in Maine. 

Is Maine a good place to create businesses such as these? What is the Maine brand? It’s one thing to have a great idea for a delicious food product or a unique beverage, but that is just a starting point. In this episode, Bolton shares some of his experience as the go-to for the vast majority of food and beverage companies in Maine when they face these challenges. He has advised businesses of all shapes and sizes, particularly ones that work with lobsters and Maine’s rapidly growing craft beer and distillery industry.

Find the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Spotify and “The Maine Question” website. New episodes will be added every Thursday this season. For more information or to suggest topics of interest, email mainequestion@maine.edu.