There are several sources of organic foods in the Machias area of Maine. And that’s not even counting the myriad of farmer’s markets and roadside stands that dot the landscape during the warmer months.
Whole Life Natural Market
Although their produce selection can be a bit limited at times, they are an excellent source for organic and natural grocery products, cleaning products, and pet products, as well as vitamins and herbs. They also have a good variety of organic or sulfate free wines.
Some of the best kept secrets about Whole Live Natural Market —
–They have an excellent selection of local gift items — need to bring home a small gift for your pet sitter? You’ll find it here.
–One half of the store is dedicated to a small cafe which has excellent food.
–They have a ‘lending library’ of books
For folks that live locally, they have a co-op buying club.
4 Colonial Way, Store 3, Machias, ME 04654 (Address formerly known as 80 Main Street)
Phone: 207-255-8855 ~ Fax: 207-255-8866
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Closed Sunday
This is a small space that holds, basically fresh-from-the-farm produce and local baked goods (and chocolates!). It is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays year-round at 10am (winter hours close at 4pm). Starting in the spring, hours will increase and Saturday mornings will be added.
If it corresponds with your vacation schedule, you can order online the week before your stay from their extensive special order list and pick it up on Thursday. (email me for more details)
Bonus: The space is used for Yoga and Tai Chi other days of the week!