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How MDI FarmDrop works:

  • Fill your cart with local food items from Saturday 10AM to Tuesday 9PM
  • Pay online. An additional 10% handling fee at checkout supports Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative, a community project that partners with farms and food pantries to make local food available to more people
  • Schedule your pick-up time
  • We put together your order so that all you have to do is swing by Floret on Thursday afternoons between 2-5pm to pick it up

Questions? Email us at farmdrop@healthyacadia.org, or call (207) 460-2614

 

MDI FarmDrop COVID-19 Response Plan

Healthy Acadia’s MDI FarmDrop is an important source of safe, local food for the Mount Desert Island community. We are implementing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and to protect the public, our vendors, and FarmDrop staff and volunteers. These measures will remain in effect for the duration of Maine’s public health emergency, and will be updated as needed to reflect the most up-to-date guidance and requirements.

Click here to read our MDI FarmDrop COVID-19 Response Plan

 

About Us

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 1-5 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 265,000 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.