Coastal Farms and Foods has opened a food storage and processing center
Coastal Farms and Foods has opened a food storage and processing center in the old Moss manufacturing building on the outskirts of Belfast which has served as an incubator for small-scale entrepreneurs like Julie Romano, who makes salsa, and Brian McCarthy, who is preparing a line of flavored dilly beans, and is enabling farmers and growers to store produce, which means they can grow more and not have to reply solely on direct sales to consumers. Jan Anderson’s vision, with the opening of the center, is to expand Maine’s food economy and to create what is known as a food hub, tapping into a widespread interest in locally-grown food. The concept of a food hub is new, so no one yet involved knows how financially successful these hubs will be in the long term, but local farmers and food entrepreneurs are expressing optimism.
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Idlebrook, Craig, "Coastal Farms and Foods has opened a food storage and processing center " (2013). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 5975.