Transforming Our Local Food Economy

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

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