Monday, June 13, 2016

Gleaning and FarmDrop Updates

Last month we held a lively community launch reception for farmers, customers and partners at Fairwinds Florist downtown Blue Hill. A beautiful assortment of delicious plates accompanied the festivities, including Quill's End Summer Sausage, Yknot Lamb Balls dipped in Goat's Milk Yogurt, Blue Hill Blondes Beef Liver Pate, Backstage Farm Kvas and Firestarter Kimchi, Four Season Farm Radish and Kale dipped in olive oil and sea salt, and sparkling grape juice made from gleaned grapes.

Customers who were picking up their FarmDrop order could spend a minute tasting some of the products available on and talking to farmers they don't usually get to interact with given the online nature of our marketplace. As we grow to include more farmers and customers our hope is that we can continue to hold occasional Meet-and-greet events like this to strengthen the FarnDrop community, discuss and new developments regarding the online platform, and continue to work together to build vibrant local food communities. This will be our third week open and we have hosted 30 online shoppers so far with more orders coming in every day. All proceeds go towards supporting the FarmDrop operations and the ongoing work of partners Healthy Acadia and Healthy Peninsula to get good food to all community members.

Guests at the FarmDrop Community Launch: includes Tina Allen(front left) of the Blue Hill Chamber of Commerce, Representative Ralph Chapman (front middle), and Janet Lewis (front right) of partner organization Healthy Peninsula and the Magic Food Bus.

To get involved in gleaning projects on farms and in your community, to share the bounty of the local harvest, get in touch with us at and visit our facebook page: or our website: 

Thank You!

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