Supported by Healthy Acadia and powered by volunteers, Mount Desert Island 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 Mount Desert Island 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 projects. 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 Thursday online access to local fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, bread, eggs and prepared food.