The TurnStyle is reopening! Starting on May 1, the shop will be open from 10am – 3pm on Saturdays only. Please check Facebook or call us for any updates to this information. Customer limit is 8 and everyone needs to wear a mask, sanitize their hands as they enter and maintain social distancing. The donation bin is open 24/7. We are accepting bagged clothing, linens and jewelry in good condition for resale in the shop.

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

Pantry Statistics for 4/29/2021

Twenty five pound bags of carrots in one of the Pantry refrigerators just beg for recipes. This simple, crunchy treat takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and a half hour or overnight to “Pickle”.

Refrigerator Pickled Carrots
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup rice vinegar or 1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
3 large carrots

Combine the juice and one choice of vinegar, salt and pepper flakes if using.

Mix well. Use a julienne peeler for carrot strings or just a peeler for carrot curls to cut the carrots. Submerge the carrots in brine making sure there is enough brine to cover all of the carrots. (You can mix more if needed.)

Refrigerate for at least a half hour or overnight. These will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.


Date 4/29/2021 4/28/2020
Households 106 156
Adults 115 192
Seniors 77 79
Children 47 85
Total Served 239 356
New 1 10

April showers were skimpy this year – any predictions for May flowers?

’til next week,

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    Tree of Life Food Pantry
    Phone: 374-2900
    Thursdays: 9am-1pm

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    Phone: 374-9181
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