Healthy Acadia’s MDI FarmDrop builds connections between local food producers and community members. From Saturday – Tuesday, customers shop for a variety of seasonal vegetables, sustainably-raised meat, fresh eggs, grass-fed dairy, prepared food, and wood-fired bread. Order pick-up takes place on Thursday afternoons from 2-6 at Floret in Somesville.
Proceeds from MDI FarmDrop go toward Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative, which partners with farms and food pantries to make fresh, local produce available to more people in our community. Developed in 2013 in partnership with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, the project has collected 256,000 pounds of produce from farms, farmers markets, orchards, and gardens across the Downeast region.
Healthy Acadia works on a broad range of community health initiatives that help Hancock and Washington Counties to thrive. Since 2001, we have convened and facilitated numerous collaborative community efforts with shared leadership from many sectors. Our mission is to empower people and organizations as we build healthy communities together. Find out more about our work by visiting www.healthyacadia.org.