Give and Take Tables

Waldo County Bounty

Give and Take Tables

What:  Tables to allow for the free Give and Take of fresh local produce!

Where: In 10 Towns throughout the county – Belfast, Brooks, Isleboro, Liberty, Lincolnville Beach, Montville, Morrill, Palermo, Waldo, and Unity. Click here for a map of site locations.

When: All summer and into the fall!  Individual sites have different hours of operation. Click here for site specific times.

Who: Any gardener with extra produce can give to the table – just sign in what you are leaving.  And any person who cannot readily access fresh produce can take what they can use.

Why: To share the bounty!

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More details about the Give and Take Tables

In an effort to get as much garden grown food to folks who really need it, WCB has established Give and Take Tables across the county.

These Give and Take Tables are places for gardeners to give any extra bounty, and for those who are in need of fresh produce, to take home what they can use.

To GIVE, any gardener with an over abundance of produce can bring their extra bounty to the Give and Take Table nearest them. Anyone leaving fresh produce is asked to fill in the “Veggie Sign-In Sheet” with the type and quantity of the fruits and vegetables brought to the table so we can assess aspects of the project’s impact, and improve local food sharing into the future.

To TAKE, folks who cannot readily access fresh produce at this time are welcome to stop by any of these tables and take home what they can use for their households. No sign-up needed, but we may ask you to fill out a survey at the end of the season.

From week to week you may be a Giver or a Taker or both – we are just neighbors feeding neighbors fresh, nutritious food.

This year we have 10 different towns hosting Give and Take Tables: Brooks, Isleboro, Liberty, Lincolnville Beach, Montville, Morrill, Palermo, Troy, Waldo, and Unity. Click here for the map!

Please see below for locations; hours of operation; and site-specific contact information.

Each table has a coordinator that will help manage the flow of the produce and will act as a liaison to the WCB leadership team throughout the season.

Gardeners with more than a table load of abundance to share are encouraged to email Hannah at nanatha19@gmail.com to help coordinate the effort of spreading the delivery out to other tables in order to get more food to more folks!

Give and Take Tables sites:

BROOKS   

Brooks Town Office

15 Purple Heart Highway

Tables available: 7 days/week 

Table Coordinator: Catherine at (406) 880-0177

ISLEBORO

Islesboro Community Center

103 Pendleton Point Rd. 

Tables available: During normal hours of operation

Table Coordinator: Trish/Sara

LIBERTY  

AMVET’s Hall

77 Main St.

Tables available 7 days/week 

Table Coordinator: Erica at erica.shed@gmail.com and Hannah at nanatha19@gmail.com or (207) 323-5612

LINCOLNVILLE BEACH,

Linconlville Beach Post Office

2512 Atlantic Highway 

Tables available: 7 days/week

Table Coordinator: Vińa at vina.lindley@maine.edu  (207) 593-6337

MONTVILLE

Union Harvest Grange Hall

21 Center Rd.

Tables available: 7 days/week

Table Coordinator: Hannah at nanatha19@gmail.com

MORRILL, Morrill Community Center 

At the intersection of Rt 131 and Weymouth Rd.

Tables available: Tuesday and Friday 8:30am -6:30pm

Table Coordinator: Lisa at (207) 338-5297

PALERMO, Palermo Town Office

45 N. Palermo Rd.

Tables available: 7 days/week 

Table Coordinator: Erika at erikadevine11@gmail.com or (207) 542-0279

WALDO UM Waldo County Extension Service Office

 992 Waterville Rd 

Tables available: 7 days/week

Table Coordinator: Vińa at vina.lindley@maine.edu (207) 593-6337

UNITY Unity Barn Raisers Community Center (first floor)

32 School St

Tables available: 8am-7pm, We urge growers and gardeners to drop off their produce (especially fragile, early season items like greens and tomatoes) any time on Wednesday, or on Thursday morning. Note to gardeners: Because the produce will be inside the building, please be sure that there is no dirt clinging to it and that it is brought in a box for display.

Table Coordinator: Aimee at Aimee.phillippi@yandex.com or Chase at (207) 557-0881

BELFAST

TBD

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If you’ve used the tables, PLEASE tell us about your experiences here, so we can make this service more effective for your community!

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