Supported by Healthy Acadia and powered by volunteers, FarmDrop brings community and local food economy back into the heart of downtown rural Maine. Customers enjoy the convenience of shopping from home, and with a quick stop downtown to pick up their orders, they avoid long waits, crowds, and the stress of meal-planning while at the grocery store. Farmers are benefited by minimal time spent off the farm and the security of a harvest-to-order operation.
What sets FarmDrop apart from other farmers markets is its embedded 10% handling fee that supports food security projects like Healthy Acadia’s Gleaning Initiative and its partner project The Magic Food Bus of Healthy Peninsula. At minimal cost to the customer, this model brings more local food into the homes of individuals and families with limited food budgets.
The website offers Saturday to Wednesday online access to local fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, bread, eggs and prepared food.
Customers pick up their orders from 2-5pm on Thursday at Fairwinds Florist – 5 Main St, Blue Hill.
How is this service for you?
• Buy local produce from a farmers’ market with a simple click
• Save time and money by planning your meals ahead of time
• Allow farmers to harvest only what they know is already sold
• Participate in the food security projects we run with no additional effort
FarmDrop was developed in 2011 by George and Mary Alice Hurvitt of The Blue Hill Wineshop, and made possible by the generous support of the Community Health Alliance, now administered through Maine Farmland Trust. We cannot thank them enough for their leadership.
FarmDrop is a community-based project that supports the local food economy, working alongside Healthy Acadia’s Gleaning Initiative and Healthy Peninsula’s Magic Food Bus to ensure a vibrant economy and provide more fresh food to community members in need. We thank you for your participation!