MRC Annual Meeting November 10th at 4:00pm – Save the Date!

Hey Everyone,

We wanted to pop a quick note so you could put it on your calendars that we will be having our Annual Meeting & Potluck coming up in November on the 10th at 4pm! We will send out additional details as we get closer to the date including an agenda and Annual Report for everyone to review. We are also electing board members as well so if you are interested in being on the board please let us know!

MRC Annual Meeting Flyer 2019


New Cheese Vendor – Balfour Farm

Hey Everyone,

We just wanted to pop out a quick note to welcome our first MOFGA certified cheesemaker, Balfour Farm in Pittsfield. We’ve added a small selection from them to start in our Cheese Case so if there is something specific you are looking for please let us know! For now we have;

  1. Torrin Tomme


New Items 10/10/2019

Hey Everyone,

First we’d like to take the opportunity to thank Senator Herbig @erin_herbig for coming out yesterday and meeting with members of the public and the Co-op. We are always happy to welcome our legislatures to our space to meet with folks!

We also had a wonderful meeting with a member of the Co-op ME Business Alliance It’s always good to connect with folks who are doing different things to support local Co-ops around the state!

And now onto the new and returning items to our shelves!

  1. Rocky Ground Cider Lucia (Newburgh)
  2. Rocky Ground Cuder Pips (Newburgh)(this brings our total to 15 Maine Hard Ciders!)
  3. Flying Embers Lemon Orchard (Organic)(Member Request)
  4. Ippongi Denshin Junmai Ginjo (this one is a little bit pricier than we normally do but one of our members requested it and our favorite thing to do is bring in something that our members wanted and put it on the shelves!)
  5. Eden Brown Mustard (Organic)(Customer Request)
  6. Thompson Ginkgo Biloba (We are slowely working on adding additional suppliments, and if you’ve let us know of one you’d like to carry don’t worry we are still working on getting those for the shelve)

And we have some returning/seasonal items as well;

  1. Organic Medjool Dates
  2. Apple Farm Apple Cider (Fairfield)

And returning for hopefully the long term;

  1. A Small Good Proper Bacon (Rockport)
  2. A Small Good Perfect Italian Sausage(Rockport)
  3. A Small Good Kranjska Sausage (Rockport)




Brooks Trunk or Treat a Fall Hours

Hey Everyone,

First we’d like to promote the wonderful trunk or treat that happens right here in downtown Brooks on October 31st from 5:30 – 7:30pm. For the last several years we’ve had good turn outs and wonderful trunks! Please feel free to spread the word and mark it on your calendar!

We also wanted to let you know that now that we are in October we will be returning to our fall/winter hours which means we will be closing on Friday and Saturday at 6:00pm. So that means we are open every day from 10am until 6pm except on Sunday when we close at 5pm.

We hope to see everyone at the Trunk or Treat!71220063_147068806514826_8209215625592045568_n

Office Hours with Erin Herbig 10/09 10:30am – 12pm

Hi Everyone,

We are pleased to welcome Senator Herbig to the public space here at the Co-op on October 9th from 10:30am – 12:00pm. This is your chance to come in and meet/ask questions of Senator Herbig as part of her Business Hours program (please see press release below for additional details).

We would also like to extend our invitation to any and all of our elected officials to please use the public space in the Co-op to meet with constituents. We would be more then welcome to have you!

Sen. Herbig launches business tour with public office hours at Marsh River Cooperative in Brooks 


AUGUSTA — Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, will hold public office hours 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Marsh River Cooperative in Brooks. The event marks the beginning of a series of office hours and visits to businesses across Waldo County.


“One of the best parts of my job is getting to meet people and visit businesses throughout Waldo County,” said Sen. Herbig. “I’m always inspired by the incredible work of entrepreneurs, local officials and residents who strengthen our communities every single day.”


Public office hours provide local residents a chance to meet with Sen. Herbig, ask questions and get help with legislative or state government matters. Sen. Herbig also will be available to provide updates on her work on different committees and commissions and discuss her work in the Legislature more broadly. All are welcome to attend and ask questions.


This fall, Sen. Herbig is extending the Waldo County Works business tour she conducted last year. If you would like a visit or more information on upcoming visits and office hours, please contact Sen. Herbig at (207) 287-1515 or


In the Maine Senate, Sen. Herbig represents all 26 towns of Waldo County. She serves as chair of the Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business Committee, and also serves on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee. Prior to being elected to the Maine Senate, Sen. Herbig served as Majority Leader in the Maine House.


WHAT: Public office hours

WHO: Sen. Erin Herbig

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 9

WHERE: Marsh River Cooperative, 5 Veterans Highway, Brooks, Maine 04921

Sen. Herbig Visits Bay Wrap

New Items 09/29/2019

Hey Folks,

Well we are recovering from a busy Common Ground Fair weekend. They really did have amazing weather and hopefully you got over to see everything they have going on over there at the fair grounds!

We were able to add a few new items over our shelves even with the fair so with no further adieu please find the list below;

  1. Earth Therapeutics Nail Brush (Member Request)
  2. All Terrain Antibiotic Gel
  3. PetGuard Beef & Barley
  4. PetGuard Chicken Dinner (we are trying canned food from a different distributor than last time so hopefully we can keep it in stock in the long run)
  5. Simply Organic Turkey Gravy Mix
  6. Flying Embers Ginger Oak Hard Kombucha (Organic)(Member Request)


New Local Pastries & Bread!

Hi Everyone,

We wanted to pop you out a quick note to welcome two new bakeries to our shelves. We are pleased to welcome The Mad Batter & Kimble’s Kitchen to our shelves. They are two bakeries over in Unity and we are really looking forward to their items being here! We are currently working out some of the kinks but as of right now it looks like we’ll be getting fresh pastries and breads Sunday morning just in time for brunch! So as of right now we are getting the following

  1. Mad Batter Almond Bear Claws
  2. Mad Batter Raspberry Turnovers
  3. Mad Batter Large Molasses Cookies
  4. Kimble’s Kitchen Oatmeal Bread
  5. Kimble’s Kitchen Dill Bread (Not pictured because I have it cooling before I wrap it)
  6. Kimble’s Kitchen Pumpkin Scones
  7. Kimble’s Kitchen English Muffin 6 Pack.

Collage 09-15-2019