BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Farmers along Maine's midcoast can now store their products a little closer to their farms now that the new $2 million Coastal Farms and Food storage and processing facility is open in Belfast.
President and CEO Jan Anderson said it took about a year and a half for her and her two partners to get the business up and running. Right now the freezer is full of blueberries, but Anderson said the facility can store different vegetables and will eventually store some sea food.
The facility will also have a kitchen where people can make and sell some of their own products. Anderson said she wanted to start this business to help out farmers in the area.
"For me it was a lot about economic development. It was about supporting farmers and making it possible for small farmers to make a living at the farm without having to work all night in their home kitchen," Anderson said.
Anderson said the facility is not fully operational yet, but it is getting closer each week as more equipment keeps coming in and gets installed.