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Barrels MarketAfter several years of planning, Barrels Community Market opened in July 2009 in a formerly vacant storefront on Main Street in Waterville in the “Barrell Block,” named for former owner Charles Barrell. The market emphasizes community in everything it does. Products sold at the market are sourced primarily from area farmers, food producers and crafters.

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How do we transcend the current trendiness of “local” and build an authentic local food system in Maine? The first pillar of a local food system is farms. We need more farms, more farmers and more farmland. To that end MOFGA incubates about 15 new farm businesses a year through its journeyperson program, and many more new farms and local food businesses are filling the need for more local foods.

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