Flash! Concert to Benefit the Magic Food Bus

It’s summer, time for the Magic Food Bus and Flash! in the Pans to join forces one more time. Shake off a long, rainy spring on Monday, June 11, from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Blue Hill Town Park. This event is one of the primary fundraising opportunities for the Magic Food Bus, and …

Magic Food Bus Extends Its Season

Healthy Peninsula is extending its deliveries of fresh free local produce through Thursday, October 13. The extension is made possible through generous donations from St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church, Tradewinds, private donors, continued gleaning support from Healthy Acadia, and dedicated community volunteers. The Magic Food Bus welcomes all “shoppers” each Thursday. New extended …

Healthy Peninsula Receives Award for Magic Food Bus

On September 9, 2016 was honored to receive a Community Health Champion Award from Healthy Acadia for the services provided to the community by the Magic Food Bus. The award was presented at a dinner celebrating Healthy Acadia’s fifteenth birthday. Healthy Peninsula and Healthy Acadia have collaborated on a number of projects over the last …

Community Garden Project at Healthy Peninsula

BLUE HILL—Somethings “growing” on here! If you have recently walked by the old Woodward building, now owned by Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and across from the Blue Hill Public Library, you may have noticed some new, tasty curb-appeal sprouting up. Generously funded by a Maine Farmland Trust Blue Hill Peninsula Community Food grant and donations …

Food Rules

Many of us, the older generation at least, grew up in families where mothers cooked and fathers didn’t, most everything was made from scratch, and butter was its own food group. Kitchens had a shelf with dog-eared cookbooks, but only a few recipes were really followed, the family favorites.   Today, when many women work …

Summer in Maine Means Farmers’ Markets

Summer in Maine means Farmer’s Market extravaganza and this year Healthy Peninsula wanted to help celebrate the bounty from our dedicated farmers and the healthy benefits to our families of buying from them by launching a pilot program, Farmers & Families. With the generous support of a Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation grant and the Blue …