Beth Renault at Floret, where FarmDrop deliveries are made weekly. ISLANDER PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

FarmDrop opens in Mount Desert



MOUNT DESERT — An all-new FarmDrop serving consumers in the Mount Desert Island region was launched on Jan. 6.

FarmDrop customers choose from a variety of seasonal vegetables, meat, eggs, dairy products, fresh seafood and preserves from local farmers and producers. Orders for the MDI FarmDrop may be placed each week from Saturday at 10 a.m. to Thursday at 10 a.m. at mdi.farmdrop.us. The orders can be picked up on Fridays from 2-6 p.m. from Floret Florist Shop, 1043 Main St., Mount Desert. A winter farmstand also will be open at the same time. A Climate to Thrive is a partner in the venture.

Supported by Healthy Acadia and operated by volunteers, FarmDrop offers customers the convenience of shopping from home. With a quick stop downtown to pick up their orders, they avoid the potential long lines, crowds and the stress of meal-planning while at the grocery store or farmers’ market. Farmers benefit by spending less time off the farm and benefit from the security of a harvest-to-order operation.

FarmDrop’s 10 percent handling fee directly supports Healthy Acadia’s Gleaning Initiative. The FarmDrop model helps to bring more local food into the homes of individuals and families with limited food budgets. Visit www.healthyacadia.org. Email [email protected].

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