Collaborations with local businesses to raise awareness and support for MCFA
Vena’s Fizz House is a Portland based craft cocktail retailer. They created the MCFA co-branded Rocky Coast Bloody Mary Spirit Sipper Infusion jar using coastal elements like dried Maine seaweed in celebration and support of MCFA’s work. Jars can be purchased on Vena’s website with 10% of the proceeds going directly to MCFA.
Slack Tide Sea Salt is a small women-owned and operated business in York, Maine. The Fishermen’s Blend Lemon Dill Sea Salt is made with locally harvested and dried salts from Maine waters. This MCFA co-branded salt is for sale on Slack Tide’s website with $1 from every jar going to MCFA’s Fishermen Feeding Mainers program.
Three of Strong Spirits is a Portland-based business that prides itself on the sustainable distillation of small-batch spirits. They partnered with MCFA as a part of their “Community Spirits” program in August to create the Maine Coast Martini which features notes of salinity and flavors of Douglas fir and heather. $2 from each signature cocktail sold were donated to MCFA’s Fishermen Feeding Mainers program.
CHART Metalworks is a business based in Portland, Maine that sources most of its materials in Maine to make hand-cast metal merchandise using maps, charts and graphics that they layer with boater’s resin to create jewelry and other gifts that celebrate Maine’s coast. They have partnered with MCFA to create merchandise that supports our program including a special collection in honor of F/V Hayley Ann, the boat of former MCFA Board Chair Joe Nickerson who tragically passed away at sea.
The Press Hotel and Canopy on the Waterfront are two Portland-based Hilton-managed hotels with restaurants and bars that have chosen to partner with MCFA to support our programs. Union Restaurant at The Press and Salt Yard Restaurant and Luna Bar at Canopy will be offering a rotation of seafood plates featuring local catch and sea-themed cocktails between both locations that will provide a donation per plate or beverage to the Fishermen Feeding Mainers Program. In addition, Canopy will be selling MCFA merchandise at their on-site store.