Eating and buying locally supports individual and community health. It also works to build the local economy instead of being handed over to a corporation in another city, state, or country. The food moves through fewer hands and more of the money you spend gets to the people growing it. Besides eating fresher and tastier foods, buying local produce and products decreases the environmental impact and preserves farmland by limiting the carbon footprint.
The Eastport Local Foods Buying Club aims to connect local farmers and food producers with customers on Moose Island. The buying club provides easy access for consumers and keeps costs at a minimum.
Several farmers and producers are involved. Links to their websites are provided, if they have one:
- Tide Mill Organic Farm of Edmunds
- Gardenside Dairy of Jonesboro
- Chandler’s Sugar Shack of Topsfield
- Dogwood Herbs of Perry
Offerings include organic chicken, pork, beef and goat meat, goat’s and cow’s milk, goat’s milk cheeses, cow’s milk cheeses, organically grown vegetables, maple syrup, soap, herbal balms and creams and more.
Items coming soon include grass-fed lamb, seaweed, sea salt, blueberries and much more.
For details contact Amy at [email protected] or call 853-2367.