LOCAL FOOD ~ SEASONAL MENU ~ COMMUNITY CAFE´
Welcome to Local Sprouts Cooperative!
Local Sprouts Cooperative is a worker-owned and operated cafe´, bakery and catering provider in downtown Portland, Maine. We strive to be leaders in a more just and sustainable food and service economy to the benefit of all–customers, workers, and farmers alike.
Explore Our Ingredients
We strive to support both our local growers and our customers with fair prices and a deeply held commitment to sourcing as many products as possible from Maine growers, producers and distributors. We pride ourselves on maintaining a menu that is accessible — to our farmers, to our workers, and to our community. Our intention is to build a network of local self-reliance and mutual support that girds a sustainable future for food production and distribution in our home state of Maine and elsewhere.
Try Our Seasonal Menus
We work with a wide variety of local farmers and distributors who deliver some of the best and freshest Maine vegetables, greens, fruits, meats, and cheeses available. Prepared from scratch in our kitchen, almost all of the food we serve – down to the basil in our pesto, the buns on our burgers, even our beer and cocktails – is sourced locally and seasonally. Thanks to the strong and long-running organic food movement in Maine, we are fortunate to offer local and organic food that is also fresh, healthy, beautiful, and delicious.
Join Our Inspiring Community
There are few businesses built with the intentionality of Local Sprouts. At every level, and with great care, we are attempting to make our slice of the food and service economy more sustainable and less exploitative—not just for our workers, but for our customers, our farmers, our distributors, and everyone else who makes Local Sprouts possible. A purchase at Local Sprouts supports a wide network of people across Maine committed to healthy food, social justice, sustainable agriculture, safer workplaces, and more.