The Waldo County Extension Association has organized the second annual Waldo County Farmer and Food Producer Winter Potluck Dinner. This event will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. at the United Farmers Market of Maine, 18 Spring St.

This event is for growers and producers of local food products to come together, network and share good food. This year the event will feature a panel of local “food influencers” about their predictions on upcoming food trends. The panel will include Heather Omand from Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association, local chef Evan Mallet, Amanda O’Brian and Heron Breen.

Growers are invited to bring a dish to share and join their fellow farmers and producers for networking, food and fun. The potluck and social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the panel will commence at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Rick Kersbergen at the Waldo County Extension office at 342-5971 or

Snow date for the event is Feb. 24.

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As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy.

It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated.

UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.