CDI recently worked to help launch The County Co-op and Farm Store Cafe in Houlton, Maine. We are thrilled that through the hard work of these new co-ops, people in Northern Maine will now have access to convenient and neighborly places to enjoy the bounty of their region. The business model in each instance reflects the uniqueness of the community. It continues to be our pleasure to work with these start-ups. Read more about the co-op’s story below, or get in touch with us about help with your start-up co-op!
All local, all the time: County Co-Op and Farm Store opens in Houlton’s Market Square – Bangor Daily News:
“This is member owned and controlled,” Scott said. “We have about 100 members so far, and we will never stop taking memberships. It will mostly be local food and products — very unique, things you can’t get anywhere else. The food will be all natural, will be no dyes — local ingredients whenever possible.”
This past week, the bakery featured such delights as peach ginger muffins, cheese pretzels, raspberry oatmeal squares, fruit hand pies, cookies and potato bread. They also serve raw fruit juices, smoothies, coffee from the Maine roasting company Carrabassett Coffee Co., and more.
Mulvey and Williams said that they have been thrilled with the success of the bakery since it opened.