Down East 2013 ©
Maine Potters Market hosts their fourth annual “Flaws for a Cause” sale to benefit the local sustainable agriculture organization, Cultivating Community, on April 15th, 2013 – April 30th, 2013 at 376 Fore Street, Portland, Maine.
This year, Maine Potters Market focuses its support on Cultivating Community’s Growing Access, Growing Communities program. The program supports and strengthens local communities by making locally grown food available to low-income consumers. Last year, this initiative at farm stands and farmers’ markets put over $101,000 worth of healthy food on the tables of more than 4,000 low-income Maine families. Most of the farm stands are situated where lower-income people live, work, shop, and learn. Convenient pick-up schedules for Community Supported Agriculture Shares (CSA’s) and the ability to accept SNAP and WIC benefits as payment, coupled with a matching grant on benefits that doubles the amount of healthy food that low-income families can afford, makes this program a win-win for all.
For these two weeks only, Maine Potters Market’s usual stock of fine pottery, handmade in Maine will be augmented with many unique, functional, slightly flawed pieces. This sale is a fantastic time to find beautiful handmade tableware at a price everyone can afford! Test pieces and discontinued styles are also available only at this annual sale. Store hours are Sunday through Thursday, 10 - 6; Friday & Saturday, 10-8. It is a good idea to shop early for best selection. This is also a great time to sign up for a CSA share. Maine Potters Market will have CSA location information available at the store all during the Flaws for a Cause Sale.
In the spirit of cooperative support and to help promote access to local foods and tableware, Maine Potters Market is proud to support Cultivating Community’s program through the proceeds of their fourth annual “Flaws for a Cause” sale. By offering perfectly usable, slightly flawed pots at very affordable prices, Maine Potters Market not only helps put local food on the table of low-income Mainers, but also makes it possible for those families to enjoy that food served in locally produced, fine handmade pots.
ABOUT MAINE POTTERS MARKET – Founded in 1978 by a group of potters who envisioned a cooperative market where they could educate customers and sell their wares to the public, Maine Potters Market currently consists of fourteen potters from twelve Maine studios. The rich variety of handmade work available for sale keeps Maine Potters Market customers returning often.