Local Food Resources
Daybreak Growers Alliance (Midcoast, Central & Portland) - Offers a selection of in-season farm shares of produce, dairy, meat, bread and flowers provided directly by small farms and food producers in Midcoast, Central and Portland, Maine.
Customers go to their online ordering platform, and select the products they'd like to have delivered to their workplace or public community drop-off point. Learn more about our Delivery Locations.
Their system is easy, flexible and adaptable! They offer weekly or bi-weekly delivery of a wide variety of farm shares, and a payment plan to make shares more accessible for everybody.
Healthy Peninsula COVID-19 Resources (Blue Hill Peninsula & Deer Isle) - This is an evolving list of resources that we have compiled based on the large volume of news, updates, resources, etc. that are being shared in multiple places as the COVID-19 crisis evolves. We have tried to include only information from known and trusted sources. If you have questions about a resource, please contact them directly. If you have resources to update, add, or delete, please let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar on COVID-19 Planning for Direct Market Farmers: Online Sales Platforms - "With restaurants and some farmers markets shutting down, we know many of you need to find alternative sales channels for your products. Customers are also looking for new solutions to buy quality, organic food safely. Join our free webinar to learn more about direct-to-consumer online sales platforms. Representatives from four online food sales platforms will talk about how to prepare for the online sales marketplace, special considerations, and business/consumer safety practices."
Dandelion Spring Farm (Portland, Rockland, Bath, Brunswick, Falmouth, and Yarmouth)
Want contact-less delivery? We are dropping boxes of food and herbal remedies in Portland (Wednesday) and Rockland (Thursday) this week. Time window offered feel too short? Let us know your ideal.
Extended delivery zone: We will also deliver to Bath, Brunswick, Falmouth, and Yarmouth. And all points in close proximity to Rt. 1 between Wiscasset and Rockland. It is our gift to you. Please include theoptional $25 donation, if you're comfortable doing so. (I'll email you with approximate delivery times once orders are received).
Nutrition for others: Well stocked by want to extend local produce to our community? We want to increase our donations to Preble St. resource center. You can help us to do so.
Six River Farm (Bowdoinham) - "With the coronavirus now in Maine, it is a priority for us to keep our family, our employees, and our customers healthy in the coming months. We are working hard to provide you with safe spaces to access our healthy, nutritious food. Please read the information on our website where you can find our produce during this time and how we are operating at different points of sale to keep everyone healthy. We will update this webpage regularly, but please follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the most up to date information about our farm and where to find our produce during this time. You can also sign up for our email service to receive regular emails letting customers know where to find our produce, what we have available, and any important additional information about our farm and how to access our produce."
Copper Tail Farm (Waldoboro) - "From now on our self serve Farm Store will be open every day from 8-6. Call us if you need to come earlier or later. We will have yogurt, cajeta, soap and eggs everyday. We’ll post when we have cheese!"
Fine Line Farm (Searsmont)
We have decided to offer home delivery for the next few weeks, until it is warm enough to set up outside. With that in mind, and as with all things related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this plan is being created in real time. So, bear with us, we are all in this together.
We will deliver on Thursdays. We are going to start with a focus on the Mid-Coast towns of Appleton, Belfast, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, Northport, Rockland, Rockport, Union, and Searsmont. We are planing to expand to serve our Deer Isle friends next week. For greens we ask you to order a minimum of ½# per type.
There is a minimum order total of $25.
Currently we are cash (we can make change) or check only.
As the whole point of this is to limited social contact we will be dropping off your order pre-packed in a paper bag on your porch or in a shed/barn/garage. We are not able to schedule a specific time for your drop off as it's all just going to be a weird loop as other people join in on this socially distancing experiment.
What you need to do:
1. Email us your order and address.
2. We will email you back a total.
3. You email us back to confirm and any directions on where you want us to leave it and where you will leave the payment.
Everything is somewhat limited (it's still March after all) and we pick everything to order.
Please send your order by Wednesday at noon in order to get it all picked and washed to get it out on Thursday.
We all still need to eat. Email us at email@example.com to join in.
Oyster River Winegrowers (Warren) - Flat Rate, $5 shipping on all orders for the time being. Use the code LOVE. 💖
Toddy Pond Farm (Monroe) - "Our farm store is open self serve everyday from 8 to 5. If you need to come by later that’s fine, just turn off the lights when you’re done. Cash, check or credit card on file accepted. Fully stocked with dairy and frozen meats, fermented veggies, soaps and even some coffee. If you’d like to place an order ahead of time for pickup, we can have it ready in a cooler for you. Send us an email. We are taking this virus situation seriously and want to provide our customers and our community with a comfortable place to purchase local food. PS - Try to come early in the day when our dirt road is still good and frozen."
The Lost Kitchen (Freedom) - "This week, we will be going live on our website with a preorder, pop up grocery shop filled with fresh, local Maine grown produce and goods. Pay easily online and our drive up service from the parking lot at The Lost Kitchen will safely provide you with your grocery needs. Fresh bread, cheese, greens, eggs, yogurt, meat, coffee, wine and more! We want our neighbors and fellow Mainers to have access to good local food and we want our farmer friends and makers to have an easy outlet to get their goods to you! You might just need to get out of the house, take a ride to Freedom, roll down the windows, blast the new Lady Gaga song and sing at the top of your lungs (yes, I did it, yes I feel better). Shop goes live on WEDNESDAY for preorder, then pick up on SATURDAY from noon to 4pm. Stay tuned...we will let you know when the online shop is open and ready for you. We’ve got to keep rolling, guys. Let’s ride."