The Magic Food Bus begins its fourth season of offering free, fresh, local produce, health information, and library books for children and adults. This popular project began in 2011 when Sedgwick School Librarian Margaret Bixby’s great idea was a perfect match for Healthy Peninsula’s Good Food Project. In the past two years, the Magic Food Bus has successfully expanded to Deer Isle and Stonington and Blue Hill and often serves 30-50 people weekly in each town. With an eye toward long-term sustainability, Healthy Peninsula is collaborating with the Tree of Life food pantry and the Healthy Acadia Gleaning project to help with collection of produce from farms, volunteer power, and broader community involvement. Here’s the Magic Food Bus schedule for 2014. Blue Hill, Thursdays: Harbor View Apartments from 2:30-3:30 and the Consolidated School from 3:30-4:30; Deer Isle/Stonington, Thursdays: DIS High School at 11:30, Deer Run at 2:00, Sunshine Church at 3:00, Stonington Manor at 4:00, and the Community Center at 5:00; Sedgwick, Fridays: Sis Porter Road at 11:30, Ridge Road at 12:30, Benjamin River Apartments at 1:30, El El Frijoles at 2:30, and the Sedgwick School at 3:30. Stops in Deer Isle and Sedgwick last 40 minutes each. So bring your reusable bags, recipes to share, and, most importantly, bring your children, neighbors, and friends. See you by the rutabaga!
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