Oct. 21 – Kick off event
Maine Farm, Fish & Food Innovation Challenge Kick-Off Event
Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the McKeen Center for the Common Good.
Join us to hear Michael Rozyne, Founder and Evangelist, Red Tomato. Sustainable Food—Healthy, Green, Fair, Affordable: Can We Have It All and Scale It Up?
Wednesday, October 21. 7:30 PM
Visual Arts Center,Kresge Auditorium
Michael Rozyne ’78 will share his story and experience growing two social venture food businesses- Equal Exchange and Red Tomato. He will describe the current sustainable/ local food movement in the U.S., the issues, challenges, and obstacles that must be overcome to ‘scale up’ this movement, and how innovation, technology, and collaboration might come into play.
Michael Rozyne, ‘78 is executive director of Red Tomato, a non-profit business connecting farmers to consumers, relying on wholesale distribution to deliver farm products to local grocery stores. Previously Rozyne co-founded Equal Exchange, a cooperative business that trades food in a way that empowers both farmers and consumers.