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Try an Oyster CSA or Kickstart 'Maine's Best Lobster Roll'

You could even crowdfund a soup home-delivery business trying to go brick and mortar.

First harvest at Winnegance Oyster Farm.
First harvest at Winnegance Oyster Farm.
Winnegance Oyster Farm

SCARBOROUGHMarty Macisso and son Marty, Jr. of Scarborough Fish and Lobster are crowdfunding Maine's Best Lobster Roll mail-order service to overnight wicker baskets full of quarter-pound lobster roll fixings. With 17 days remaining, the popular, seasonal lobster shack is seeking $5,000 for "the complete design and implementation of a full service online business, warehouse facility and full expansion of business." Looking for a taste upon completion? Pledge $80 for a $99 value on four lobster rolls with butter, mayo, and a gingham picnic blanket.

BATH — On the flip side, Charlene Tuplin is hoping to leverage her Bailey Island-based home-delivery soup business, Run With Soup, into a storefront location with more kitchen space. She says she's found a location in Bath and needs $10,000 to outfit the space and hire an employee. Pledge $25 to the Kickstarter campaign in the next 25 days for a quart of soup; quarts of rotating flavors like Cheeseburger or Late Summer Minestrone are also available online for just over $10, deliverable "from Bailey Island to Topsham."

BATH — He didn't reach his funding goal last spring, but Jordan Kramer persevered and launched Winnegance Oyster Farm. Now you can partake of the briny bounty. For $15/dozen, preorder your freshly-harvested oyster share for Friday or Saturday pick-up on Essex Street in Portland. Next spring, expect a more traditional advance-purchase CSA model.

Scarborough Lobster

697 Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 (207) 883-5398 Visit Website