UNION — The field adjacent to the new Come Spring Food Pantry building, located at 27 Common Road in Union, is now the home of the Union Farmers Market.
Operating each Friday from 3 - 6 p.m., through early October, the revitalized Union Farmers Market features live plants, freshly harvested veggies, local meats, eggs, hand-crafted yarns, soaps, jams, and herbal medicines, along with other surprises. Ample parking is a bonus for Market visitors, according to the Pantry, in a news release.
Proximity to Rt. 17 provides increased public visibility for the Food Pantry and Farmers Market.
“The new Food Pantry property is a perfect fit for revitalized Union Farmers Market,” said the Pantry.
With a freshly installed roof, renovations and improvements continue on the interior and exterior of the Food Pantry building. The new building will feature an expanded food pantry, commercial kitchen, and community space. Vital refrigeration and freezer storage will be shared with other local food insecurity organizations. Planned community uses including raised beds for gardening, walking paths, along with nutrition and cooking education programs.
Come Spring Food Pantry’s mission of feeding our neighbors with dignity, promoting health, opportunity and hope will continue to grow in scope at the new facility.
About Come Spring Food Pantry:
Come Spring Food Pantry is an Independent, community focused 501c3 food pantry. Based in Union, ME the Food Pantry is a vital facet in the network of services that work in concert to knit together the fabric of western Knox county. Working with neighbors, local organizations, and businesses, Come Spring Food Pantry has, for over two decades provided food assistance to a growing population of individuals and families affected by food and financial insecurity in the towns of Union, Appleton, and the surrounding towns of towns of Washington, Searsmont, Warren, Hope and South Hope.
About Union Farmers Market:
The Union Farmers Market is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organizations. Volunteers are always welcome. The Union Farmers Market is held every Friday afternoon from 3-6pm through early October. For more information, please telephone 207-845-2209.
For more information about Come Spring Food Pantry:
Contact Name: Bill Lombardi
Phone Number: 207-596-3687