These are not your average trucked-in, stressed-out, big box store nursery stock.
All of our seedlings are seeded and nurtured lovingly in certified-organic
greenhouses. Our farmers use compost-based media from Living Acres in New Sharon, ME and non-GMO seed from Maine seed companies: Fedco and Johnny’s Selected
Seeds. We partner with Tender Soles Farm in Richmond and Andrews Farm in Gardiner.
Pre-ordering ensures availability and allows for custom mixing and matching of varieties marked with an asterisk (*). Pre-order seedlings are grown to order so payment is due upfront. Pre-orders are due Sunday March 25th at 5:00 PM. You may visit the store to make payment or send a check with your printed order form to:
Gardiner Food Co-op, 269 Water Street, Gardiner, ME 04345
Ready-to-plant seedlings will be available for pick up from the Co-op on Saturday May 26th through May 28th (Memorial Day Weekend). Please, no changes or substitutions after order is placed.
Now Offering Farm Fresh Rewards
Farm Fresh Rewards are known as “nutrition incentives,” which increase the value of federal nutrition assistance dollars (SNAP/EBT) spent at retail locations around Maine such as the Co-op.
For every $5 of local food you buy using your SNAP card, you will earn a $5 voucher to spend on local fruits and vegetables. Examples of local products include bread, dairy, meat, jam, and other locally produced food products that are accepted by EBT. For more examples of local food and produce CLICK HERE.
Farm Fresh Rewards vouchers may be spent at any participating retail location in Maine. To participate in the program, you must fill out a brief application and bring it into the Co-op. A staff member will then give you an overview of the program and how to best maximize your dollars! You may download and print the application here: DOWNLOAD SIGN UP FORM
Highlights of Farm Fresh Rewards:
- SNAP shoppers can buy more healthy food
- Maine farmers gain new customers
- More food dollars stay in the local economy
For more information about the program, please visit the official Farm Fresh Rewards website HERE.