Summer returns once again, and, along with longer days, an abundance of fresh produce, and warmer temperatures, its arrival brings about some changes at the Morris Farm Store in Wiscasset.
This summer, the store will feature an expanding selection of children’s items, locally made gifts, gardening books, and a small rotation of farm-fresh foods, with an emphasis on local eggs and dairy. The farm store will have less produce than in past years but welcomes special orders from all those who may have a specific fruit or vegetable in mind. To make a request, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s not all that’s expanding – the Morris Farm Store will lengthen the hours of operation to reflect the lengthening of the days. The store will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
As hours increase, so does the need for volunteers within the store, with a variety of roles to be filled.
“Volunteering at the Morris Farm Store can be as simple or as involved as you’d like. From the everyday tasks such as sweeping the floor and watering plants to researching potential vendors or goods to bring into the store, you can play to your own strengths,” said Lori Bryant, a Morris Farm board member and a part of the store committee.
Volunteers in the store support the overall mission of the Morris Farm, to promote the values of sustainable agriculture and stewardship of the earth through education, demonstration, and community involvement while enhancing food security in the greater Midcoast area, an idea that store volunteer Mireille Martel emphasizes.
“My primary motivation is to give time to causes that I believe in. Morris Farm is a prime example of preparing future generations to save the land. Give them a sense of the value of sharing and safeguarding an exceptional heritage of which we have been the guardians,” Martel said.
Those interested in volunteering or who would like to learn more should contact email@example.com. To stay up to date on special announcements, what’s in stock, and upcoming events, follow the Morris Farm and the Morris Farm Store on Facebook.