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Meet the Woman

Behind Martinsville Market.

Martinsville Market is run by Alexis, with help from her three kids!

Originally from rural Iowa, Alexis graduated from New York University with a focus in Food Studies. She has spent the past thirteen years working in restaurants and agriculture, spending time in NYC, Pennsylvania, France, and the past ten years in Midcoast Maine. From viniculture to urban rooftop farming; organic, horse-powered market gardening to large-scale commercial fruit and vegetable production; fine dining to food systems education in our local schools (MSAD40), Alexis has been involved in many different parts of our food system.

                                     

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We believe in a place-based economy.

When you shop at Martinsville Market, you are not supporting a single farm or a single family - you are supporting Midcoast Maine.

We believe that no single farm can or should produce it all. Instead, each farm should focus on those products uniquely suited to their site and the knowledge and interests of the farmer. Here at Martinsville Market, we grow only the most perishable products at our farm - mainly lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, eggs, and flowers. We source additional products from other local producers, including meats and dairy from Grace Pond Farm in Thomaston, vegetables and fruit from Beth's Farm Market in Warren, breads from Atlantic Bakery in Rockland, and many more. ​
 

By sourcing from many local producers, we are able to offer almost everything one needs for a well-stocked coastal kitchen (still looking for a Maine sugar-producer, but in the meantime, you can substitute maple syrup or honey). This method allows each farm to recognize the economies of scale needed to be truly financially stable, while still allowing for all the benefits of local agriculture. When you shop at Martinsville Market, you are supporting the hardworking families that make Midcoast Maine a truly special place.

All products at Martinsville Market are non-GMO. Many products are certified Organic, while still more are grown using sustainable practices but are not certified. Above any superficial label, we value local production and supporting our local producers. In this way, when consumers have any questions or concerns about our agricultural practices, we can engage in respectful and productive discussions about the benefits and drawbacks of each system. 

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