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Unity Food Hub Grand Opening!
October 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unity Food Hub will hold a Grand Opening Thursday, October 1, featuring tours, information about the hub, local food, and door prizes.
The Grand Opening will be from 5-7PM at 69 School Street in Unity and is free and open to the public. The food hub is also open to the public weekly from 4-6PM on Thursdays.
General Manager of the Unity Food Hub, Matt Tremblay, who oversaw the reconstruction of the school building remarks, “we’re excited for members of the community to learn about the restoration of the historic 1898 grammar school and see the finished product. We are also excited about the many possibilities to promote and celebrate Maine’s agricultural community.”
Tours of the recently and extensively renovated historic school building will highlight facilities like the commercial kitchen, public meeting spaces, cold storage and packing areas. Refreshments using local ingredients sourced by the food hub and prepared by Chef Frank Giglio of Three Lily Farm in Thorndike will be available. Attendees can meet the Food Hub staff and learn how the food hub works. All attendees will be entered into a door prize for gift certificates that can be redeemed for farm-fresh food at the hub.
Unity Food Hub was created by Maine Farmland Trust to help local farmers access new markets. The facility will be used to aggregate, store, and distribute products from dozens of local farms.
Though the primarily purpose of the food hub is to support Maine farmers, Maine Farmland Trust wanted to create a facility that would also serve the local community in other ways.
Through the food hub, local residents can easily access Maine farm products through a pick-up each Thursday. Recipients of SNAP benefits can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at half price–a special opportunity created through a federal grant.
The Grand Opening provides an excellent opportunity for the local community to check out Unity Food Hub and ask questions. For more information, please contact Ellen at 207-338-6575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.