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Enjoy Maine-grown food year round

Posted Oct. 18, 2013, at 1:07 p.m.

Would you like to enjoy Maine-grown organic fruits and vegetables all year long? Learn how you can with “kitchen shares.”

Based on the Community Supported Agriculture model, with kitchen shares you receive a share each month that includes an assortment of nine items from Cheryl Wixson’s Kitchen. She purchases farm-fresh fruits and vegetables from more than 40 Certified Organic Maine Farmers during the harvest season and then creates small batches of pasta and pizza sauces, condiments, jams, pickled vegetables, marinades, dressings and dry mixes.

There are currently pick-up locations in Bangor, Belfast, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Freeport, Portland, Rockport, Unity, Waterville and Yarmouth. And others can be added with a minimum of five shares per location.

The cost of the November to April kitchen share is $300 if you pick up and $390 for mail orders in Maine only.

To learn more about getting more Maine food on your plate, attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Waldo County YMCA, 157 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast.

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