The Bangor Daily News has published an article about the Portland Food Co-op and the new retail store they have under construction on Congress Street.
A demo kitchen is being built for cooking and wellness classes. A 24-foot bulk wall dispensing grains, nuts and dried fruit anchors one zone. A full-scale cafe will offer grab and go breakfasts, soups, coffee and sandwiches. Locally grown produce, harvested meat and fish get top billing.
“The fundamental mission is to build the local food movement by having as many relationships with farmers and food producers as possible,” said Curran Apse. “We are shooting for in the hundreds.”
According to the article, the Co-op is hoping to have a “soft opening before Thanksgiving”.