I first learned of Rising Tide Co-Op in Damariscotta, Maine from One Hundred Dollars a Month reader Rachel when I was on the hunt for some Seville oranges for a batch of Seville orange marmalade I wanted to make.
Seville oranges are hard to come by and I knew I wouldn’t be able to find them at the big box stores and so I was pretty excited when I called Rising Tide Co-Op and they said, “Sure, we can place an order some for you, how many would you like.” 🙂
Rising Tide Co-Op has been around since the late 70’s and is big on buying from local farmers and producers as well as organic and hard to find items as well.
Check out those mushrooms!!
Bulk coffee and honey!
And check out their cheese selection. The case was filled with tons of local cheese. The HH tried some of the blue cheese and loved it.
And local beef from Caldwell Farms in Turner, Maine.
Rising Tide Co-Op even has a bulk spice section! I haven’t seen one of those since we left Washington.
And they also have a whole aisle dedicated to bulk foods as well. AWESOME! They have several other aisles too and a frozen food section filled with all sorts of organics and other items as well, but BULK FOOD… WAhooO!
They also have a huge wine section as well.
And you know a store is a good one if they carry your favorite decaf ginger peach tea! 🙂 Do you know how hard it is to find a store with a good tea section up here? One that sells something other than the typical stuff? I’m already looking forward to going back to buy more. 🙂
And another thing I though was interesting was that you could buy your shampoo/conditioner, liquid soap and detergent in bulk. I haven’t seen a store offering that in a long time. How cool is that?
So there you have it. Rising Tide Co-Op in Damariscotta, Maine. If you’re ever in the area you should stop by and check it out. We thought the store was pretty cool and I think you will too. 🙂
Have a wonderful day everyone,
Rising Tide Co-Op
323 Main St