New Hire and Change in Hours

Hi Folks,

Just popping out a quick note to welcome Lizzie (our Tuesday afternoon volunteer) as she we will also be joining the staff at your Co-Op in addition to her volunteer time. She will also be  sampling some of our items on Tuesdays as they are available (Tasting Tuesdays) so if you want to try one of our products make sure to stop in and see her!

In other news now that we are in June we will be pushing back our closing hours for Friday and Saturday to 6:30pm so you are able to grab those last minute items while the sun is still shining!

Grain Delivery Delayed a Day

Hi Folks,

We just wanted to let everyone know that due to equipment failure at Perko our Grain Delivery will be delayed a day. Right now it looks like it is supposed to come in sometime tommorrow in the AM. If you have any questions please reach out to us at marshriverordering@gmail.com or call (207) 722-3053. Sorry for the delay.

 

Cheese Display Case

Hi Everyone,

Many of our members and customers have expressed their vexation with our cheese display case over the course of the time we’ve had it at the Co-Op. The biggest complaint was that it was hard to reach in and grab what they were looking for. We are happy to say that after a bit of research, disassembly and a judicious amount of WD-40 we now have a fully functional rotating cheese display case. So now all you have to do is wait for your favorite cheese come to you and open the door and the case will stop rotating and you can grab your cheese with ease!

I’ve attached a video below if you want to see it for yourself. Or stop on in and try it!

 

 

Lake St George Brewing and New Items

Hi Folks,

So we received our first order today from Lake St. George Brewing over in Liberty. A member mentioned they had a chance to try there stuff and really liked it so we thought we’d give it a go (I also had a chance to try there stuff and thought it was pretty darn good). We also added the Queso Tencho from Springdale Farm in Waldo and the four pack of the Allagash Curieux which I think is a better format. The 22oz can be a bit much to drink in one sitting. We are always excited to add another local brewer to our mix. Come on in and try there stuff!

Rocky Ground Cider

Hi Folks,

So we are pleased to let you know we finally have a truly local (30min away) hard cider on our shelf. We have four different varieties (two still and two sparkling) from Rocky Ground Cider in Newburgh. We had a chance to try several of them and I have to admit I quite enjoyed them.

And if you’ve drank too much Cider we’ve added the Wicked Joe Sumatra Beans to our Bulk Coffee selection as well!

Honey Petal Plants

Hi Everyone,

The MRC is pleased to welcome one of our members ventures in Honey Petal Plants right here in Brooks. Her seedlings will compliment the ones we get from Stantial Brook Farm. Now that the last frost (we hope) is behind us we can really start in the soil!

If you want to see some other things she has you can find her instagram at @honeypetal1961

New Co-Op Layout

Hi Folks,

Sorry for not sending any notes out recently but if you’ve stopped in recently you may have noticed we’ve added some new cooling capacity and have been moving things around which has taken up a fair amount of time. We are still a bit in flux so if you have any questions or can’t find anything please ask. So here’s what’s changed recently,

  1. We added a new Beer Cooler which we found second hand right here in Waldo County. Thanks to everyone that helped get it here. It needs a little TLC (it’s missing the front screen, the door tracks need cleaning and we could use some more shelves) but overall it’s working to keep our beer supply nice and cold and the price was right. Once we locate some more shelving we can probably increase our chilled beer selection to compliment the 24 bottles of chilled wine we have in stock.
  2. By moving the Beer out of the walkin we were able to free up an additional door to display and add produce selections just in time for spring/summer crops to come in. We’re excited about adding more local produce to our selection.
  3. Moved the Yogurt out of the Cheese Cooler and moved the Cheese Cooler closer to the door. This one is still up in the air so if you have any thoughts/comments please let us know.

So if you haven’t been in recently please stop by to take a look at all the changes going on at your local Co-Op!