History/Timeline of the Maine Course

  • June 2015 - Creation of the Maine Course
    Commited to purchasing 20% underloved GMRI certified whitefish at all Maine campus accounts by 2018 and 100% by 2020.

  • January 2016 - Maeve McInnis appointed Maine Course Director.

  • February 2016 - University of Maine Dining by Sodexo committed to 20% local food within first year of operation.

  • March 2016 - Automated local foods tracking system
    In assocation with Vermont First, distrubutors, and supply management.

  • May 2016 - University of New England reached 100% underloved GMRI certified whitefish target ahead of schedule.

  • May 2016 - Maine Course Leadership Team created.

  • June 2016 - Internal baseline created of current local food purchasing trends to help form local purchasing strategy.

  • June 2016 - The Maine Course and Vermont First represent their respective states at the Food Systems New England Summit in Bridgeport, CT.

  • July 2016 - Maine Course Advisory Committee created.