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We operate a diversified organic farm with a surplus of goat milk, honey, fruits and vegetables that we would like to process and sell at farmers’ markets and our farm stand.  What type of license is required?

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A tour of the Coastal Farms and Foods facility on Northport Ave. in Belfast begins in the kitchens. Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, these industrial-size kitchens are the heart of Jan Anderson’s vision and business model. This new enterprise carries on a long tradition of food processing in the city. Plants that processed chicken, sardines and potatoes have all come and gone, but Anderson, president and CEO of Coastal Farms, says she is “creating a business that will last 100 years.”

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In the produce industry, chlorine is commonly used to remove microbes such as bacteria and mold from produce. In the home, a water wash, with or without the help of a produce brush, is typically used to clean fruits and vegetables. Recently, fresh produce has been treated with ozone as well.

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