Agricole, soon to open in downtown Chelsea at the corner of Main and Jackson streets, brings together the convenience of grocery store shopping with the intimacy of a farmers’ market. Their mission is to encourage and improve small farm viability, increase community access to locally grown food and educate the public about maintaining local small farming as a community resource.
They want to create a vibrant and self-sustaining retail space, be a community connector, provide healthy and sustainable food to residents and revitalize the rich agricultural tradition of the area with a range of products that make it possible to shop local and know where the food is coming from in a pleasant indoor space that is open every day. They put the name of the farmer or producer right on the shelf, so patrons know the source.
Agricole is also a coffee shop and a social space with freshly brewed coffee and pastry. Shoppers can enjoy the atmosphere of a food court with indoor seating space and an outdoor patio facing Main Street. They are looking for local vendors that grow healthy, fresh vegetables and fruit or produce high-quality meats, dairy products, eggs, honey and grains. There is room for those that make bread, pasta or prepared foods, as well.
For more information, call 734-389-8880 or visit AgricoleFarmStop.com.