New online Maine farm products, pick-up directory available

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 1:15pm

A new online Maine farm product and pick-up directory is now available. The directory provides information on available local farm products and alternative pick-up options developed by farmers statewide to accommodate the recommended social distancing in light of COVID-19.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension worked with Allison Lakin, owner of East Forty Farm and Dairy, and Lakin's Gorges Cheese in Waldoboro, to develop the database of Maine farmers' creative distribution strategies implemented for the public.

Many farmers, fishermen, and other producers across Maine have added alternative ways for customers to obtain food and other products to accommodate for social distancing in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Before you go,  contact the producers in order to understand and follow their safety procedures for social distancing.

The farm product and pick-up directory of the participating farms is found at extension.umaine.edu/agriculture/farm-product-and-pickup-directory.
 
For more information or to have your farm added to this list, contact Rebecca Gray, rebecca.gray@maine.edu; 207.781.6099.