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Mile 1 Nutrition opens on Market Street

FORT KENT, Maine – A Fort Kent couple has expanded their family business to include a tea and shake shop on Market Street.

The Greater Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce joined proprietor Danielle Daigle Friday to celebrate the grand opening of Mile 1 Nutrition. 

The business shares an office with Daigle Brothers Sanitation, owned by Danielle Daigle’s husband, Keith Daigle, and his brother, Josh Daigle.

Mile 1 Nutrition offers teas and protein shakes prepared in a variety of sizes and flavors. 

When the former owner of Mile 1 Nutrition was looking to sell the business, she approached Danielle Daigle, who was already a customer.

“I always enjoyed the teas and shakes and (owning my own business) was something I had always dreamed of doing,” Daigle said. “This was the perfect opportunity.”

Among the many teas offered are “The 207,” which is a combination of melon, strawberry and blueberry, and “Trash Can Punch,” which includes peach, passionfruit and watermelon flavors.

Tea bombs provide a range of caffeine levels, depending on individual preference. 

Protein shakes, which contain 24 mg of protein, include preparations such as blueberry cheesecake, brownie batter and deep fried ice cream. 

The business also offers iced coffee.

FORT KENT, Maine — December 16, 2022 — A menu at Mile 1 Nutrition in Fort Kent displays the many flavors of teas, protein shakes and iced coffees available. (Jessica Potila | St. John Valley Times)

Daigle, 30, previously worked as an insurance agent at Nikki Shields Agency and as an ed tech at Fort Kent Elementary School, until she chose to stay home with her and Keith’s two young children when COVID-19 arrived in northern Maine.

She purchased Mile 1 Nutrition in July 2021 and operated it out of her home until her husband purchased the storefront on Market Street which houses the sanitation business. 

The Daigle brothers purchased the building from the estate of their late father, Delmer Daigle. 

“When their father passed away in April, they both knew they wanted to keep their father’s garage going,” Danielle Daigle said. 

Keith Daigle owned and operated Daigle Logging Inc. prior to transitioning to the sanitation business. 

Another family member, Danielle Daigle’s mother, Sonia Dubay, serves as office manager for both Mile 1 and Daigle Bros and lends a hand making teas and shakes when extra help is needed. 

“It’s a family owned business and our No. 1 goal is to always have the time to be with our children. Owning our own businesses has allowed us to do so,” Danielle Daigle said. 

For more information about Mile 1 Nutrition visit the business on Facebook, Instagram or at the website www.mile1nutrition.com.

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