70 South Street, Blue Hill, Maine
Your Community-Owned Grocery Store

STORE HOURS

Mon-Sat 8am – 8pm & Sun 8am – 6pm

This August
We're Celebrating
50 Years of Cooperation!

Everyone Can Shop, Anyone Can Join

These Deals and Hundreds More This Cycle

July 17 - July 30

Online Shopping & Curbside Available

Use our fully integrated online shopping platform, WebCart, to shop online. You can pick up your order in the store, curbside, or take advantage of delivery if you live within Blue Hill. 

We are a welcoming, vibrant community of owners guided by our belief in the importance of healthful, honest food options. Through cooperative principles we support our economy by sourcing locally, and by providing education on food, environmental and social issues.

Our Co-op

Blue Hill Co-op is a cooperatively-owned grocery store that specializes in selling local & organic foods. The Co-op employs 60+ full & part-time staff members and has over 2,600 owners. Everyone is welcome to shop at the Co-op, and, over the years, we have become a community food hub for the entire Blue Hill Peninsula, where people gather daily. Our customers include locals, seasonal residents, and visitors.

GET INVOLVED

Become an Owner

Becoming a Blue Hill Co-op owner comes with lots of great benefits, and joining is easy! Come for the perks, stay for the purpose. Ownership means you’re investing in a community-owned  business that supports the local food system and economy.

 

Learn More About Ownership

Share Your Skills

Do you have special knowledge you’d like to share with the community? Are you a local musician, poet, or author? We’d love to discuss the possibility of hosting a workshop, performance, or reading. 

Join Our Team

Start a rewarding career in the fast-paced, ethical grocery industry by applying for a job at our co-op. We are committed to maintaining a respectful and caring work environment in which staff can develop professionally.

COMMUNITY OWNED SINCE 1974
Years of Operation
0
Owners and Counting
0
Round Up Donation in 2023
$ 0
In Local Products Sold in 2023
$ 0

We believe wholesome food is necessary for our individual well-being and also the well-being of our community. We believe that supporting local farmers and industries also strengthens our communities. We believe what we purchase and carry in our co-op should reflect the values of our membership.

THIS MONTH

Art in the Café

“Katama Murray (she/her) is an eco artist, educator, naturalist, and small business owner from Blue Hill and Brooklin, Maine. Her mixed media work and company, Teach Peace Prints, are inspired by place-based making and our interconnectedness to the environment…”

In May we raise $2,416.43 for The Simmering Pot

This month we are raising money for The Power of Produce

RECENT RECIPES
Beverages
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Spanish Almond Horchata (Vegan)

Horchata is a refreshing beverage enjoyed in Spain and other parts of the world. It is often made with tiger nuts, jicaro, melon or sesame seeds, or white rice, but sometimes, it is made with dairy. This version uses almonds and has a delicious, mildly spiced flavor with a light sweetness provided by dates. It’s the perfect drink to beat the summer heat!

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Main Dishes
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Poulet Basquaise (Basque Chicken with Peppers)

This recipe comes from the Basque Country, an autonomous community in northern Spain. The Basque people are indigenous to the region and have their own language (the only paleo-European language still spoken in Europe) and culture distinct from other parts of Spain. Food is a major part of the culture, and this chicken recipe is a classic example. It’s a simple peasant dish with fresh flavors and a light tomato and pepper base. It’s delicious by itself but also goes well with rice or crusty bread.

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Spanish Potato Salad (Vegan)

This delicious potato salad is perfect for a summer gathering, with soft fingerling potatoes, snappy green beans, sweet cherry tomatoes, crisp radishes, and a paprika dressing.

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Our Solar Array

Right from the start, we knew that we wanted our new Co-op to utilize the sun’s energy. That’s why our roof is so massive. Our roof is home to 414 panels, which can produce 350 kWh on a sunny winter day (offsetting around 40% of our energy costs). In the summer it produces even more.

In 2023 our solar array generated 140MWh

Since installation, the solar array has produced 568.17 MWh, offsetting 879,789 lbs of CO2 emissions. Equivalent to planting 6,647.61 trees.

Max R.
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This local business can only be described as one word: AMAZING. You will not be disappointed at all and with delicious food made that day, you can rest assured that you'll be eating good. In the back, they have a comfortable hangout area for people who want to hang out, work or just enjoy delicious coffee and sit.
Jasmint Irene StevensRecommends Blue Hill Co-op
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Food is bomb, cafe area deserves a crisp high five for satisfying my tastebuds, obviously the rest of the co-op deserves this crisp high five. You all rock.
C.H.
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I can't say enough great things about this market and the enormous selection of healthy & specialty foods. It has everything I need, some items cost less than when ordering online. You can eat in or take out, coffee, sandwiches & salads are great.
Christine B.
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It feels good to shop in a store filled with quality goods from local vendors. The cafe offers some nice hot options and delicious sandwiches. The baked goods are amazing! Especially the ginger bread cookies. Lovely patio where u can enjoy your treats. The salad bar could use a few more choices. Definitely worth it!
Despe Ellen LebelRecommends Blue Hill Co-op
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The smoothies here are so good! I love knowing that the farmers are my neighbors. There is a wide variety of products here, and a huge selection of bulk herbs! While I know it's shopping above my means, I am here for quality!
Kerstin N.
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We were so pleased to find this large food co-op/grocery store in the area. It is open to the public (no membership needed) and has an incredible selection of sometimes hard-to-find items for special diets (vegan, gluten free, etc). Produce is super fresh and they prioritize sourcing locally grown and organic options. Bulk section includes things like oats, baking flour, nuts, maple syrup, and quite a bit more. Lots of pantry staples, coffees, beer + wine, and basically anything you’d need out of a grocery store. I was so pleased to find vegan cheese alternatives, as well as several vegan grab-and-go items near their deli....
Ryann G.
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After living in Bar Harbor/Ellsworth for the last 3 years, I am so excited that I finally made it over to the Blue Hill Co-op. Hands down, this is the best grocery store in the area for vegetarian/vegans. They have vegan marshmallows that I haven't been able to find since moving here from the Midwest! Lots of beautiful produce and a well-stocked grab-and-go case.
Jim LeClairRecommends Blue Hill Co-op
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The new location of the Co-op redefines Blue Hill in a great modern Co-op store with lots choice and lots of parking in a convenient location.
Kristina Pontarelli
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Were looking for someone near the Osgood trail for breakfast and stopped by here for breakfast sandwiches. They were delicious. Also a good selection of coffee. The store itself has a number of healthy/organic options and sells items in bulk to reduce on packaging. Was a very cute store and might stop here for breakfast again or picnic supplies before we leave.
Robbie Littlefield
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Epic grocery store with lots of Homemade Goodies. Lots of all natural options is what keeps me coming back! Highly recommend making the trip down to Blue Hill. Beautiful ride, & super friendly folks!
Emily
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As someone still trying to protect against covid, I’m so grateful that the Co-op offers Webcart shopping. The Webcart staff is helpful and efficient (thank you, Anita!) and the system is easy-to-use, reflects in-store inventory, and allows me to shop for products by type – I like to buy local produce and Webcart makes finding it a breeze.
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Land Acknowledgment

Blue Hill Co-op acknowledges that it stands on the traditional lands of the Penobscot people and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations, including the Penobscot and other indigenous nations.

We acknowledge that this land and the area around it is the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Wabanaki Confederacy, including the Penobscot, Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, and Abenaki people.

We respect the sovereign relationship between the tribes, states, and the federal government, and we affirm our support for Native Nations and indigenous people.

Through colonization, encroachment, genocide, disease, and violence, this land was taken from indigenous people, causing untold and incalculable harm. Yet, despite centuries of colonial theft and violence, this is still and will always be Indigenous land. Indigenous people are still here, demonstrating innumerable talents and gifts in the midst of continued oppression and colonialism. Indigenous people must be remembered, celebrated, and uplifted.

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