Media highlight home food production research

Vermont Business Magazine, the Bangor Daily News, the Portland Press Herald and Maine Public highlighted new research from the University of Maine and University of Vermont that revealed that residents in their respective states produced more of their own food during COVID-19 pandemic. “Our study shows there is a thriving interest among Vermonters and Mainers in growing their own food and purchasing from local producers,” said Rachel Schattman, a UMaine assistant professor of sustainable agriculture who co-authored the policy brief detailing study findings.