Holiday Hours

The TurnStyle will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th, Thursday, December 26th and Tuesday, December 31st. We will be open on Saturday, December 28th.

Tree of Life Food Pantry

Tree of Life Food Pantry provides food for the residents of the eight towns of the Blue Hill peninsula: Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Surry. However, residents who need food and who live in other towns may come to the Pantry for assistance on a more limited basis. No one is turned away. The atmosphere is warm and friendly.

TurnStyle Thrift Shop

The TurnStyle Thrift Shop sells high quality used clothing for women, men and children in addition to accessories and linens. Clothing donations are always welcome and only the best clothes are sold in the shop. Money from the TurnStyle is used to buy food for Tree of Life.

Weekly Stats


Statistics for 12/12/2019 compared with 12/13/2018

2019 (2018)
Households 207 243
Adults 280 340
Senior 127 114
Children 118 222
Individuals 525 676

With a plumbing technician installing a new commercial sink in the utility
room (a welcome addition) and one bathroom “out of operation”, the morning
in the Pantry was a busy one. Progress is being made but the job has yet to
be completed.

Here’s the latest recipe distributed to pantry users:
Tree Chili
6 (or more) garlic cloves, minced
1 green pepper, chopped
1 can cooked pork, chopped
1 12 oz can tomato paste
1 16 oz.can vegetarian beans
2 Tbsp. chili powder or more to taste
1 large onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 14 oz cans tomatoes
1 26 oz can black beans
1/2 jar diced jalapenos
2 Tbsp. cumin (or to taste)

Gently saute garlic, onions and peppers to soften. Add all other ingredients
and heat through, stirring frequently.
Note: chili is indestructable. Add more or less of everything to suit your
taste.

til next time,
Brenda

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    Tree of Life Food Pantry
    Phone: 374-2900
    Thursdays: 9am-3pm

    TurnStyle Thrift Shop
    Phone: 374-9181
    Tuesday: 10am – 3pm
    Thursday: 10am – 5pm
    Saturday: 10am – 3pm

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