BLUE HILL – A business in downtown Blue Hill is moving, and that’s good news for the small town.
Last year, the Blue Hill Co-op bought nearly $800,000 worth of Maine products, and totaled nearly $3 million in sales.
The store has outgrown its small space and management plans to move to South Street. But in order to do that, Mainers need to invest $500,000 in shares of the business. Manager Kevin Gadsby said it’s a neighborhood effort from start to finish. He stated “I think the co-op plays a vital role in the community, as well as healthy food, healthy living.”
Local food production, and in fact particularly in Maine, local foods are on the rise.
91 co-op members have already invested, and the business now has $166,000 left to raise.
If you would like to invest in the project, go to bluehill.coop.