OLD SQUIRE'S FARM MARKETKnow Your Farmer • Buy Local • Make the Connection ™
At first glance, our market might seem to be ordinary. We are located at the corner of Pleasant and Main Streets in Norway, ME, in the former Jerry's Garage building. We don't have a lot of bells and whistles to attract your attention, but we do have a handcrafted wood sign at curbside and a colorful sign on the front of the market.
Step inside our cozy market, though, and be prepared for a surprise. We have numerous in-person vendors with tables laden with fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables; freshly-baked breads and sweets; seasonal bouquets of gorgeous flowers as well as hardy perennial plants; coolers of frozen pork and chicken, or dairy products; and heavenly-scented handmade soaps and lotions.
The biggest surprise, perhaps, is our MarketPlace. Two refrigerators, two freezers, and a multitude of shelves grace an entire corner of the market. Lovingly displayed here are the homemade, home-baked, and home-crafted products of our vendors who aren't able to be at market in person.
Stop in often and see what all the excitement is about!
Near: an adverb meaning close; to a point or place not far away; local.
Our vendors live "near" the market; most live within 25 miles of Old Squire's, and many live right here in the Oxford Hills area, which encompasses Harrison, Hebron, Otisfield, Oxford, Waterford, West Paris, Norway and South Paris. Our products are local. We do not import products from out of state or out of the country. MarketPlace vendors re-stock the refrigerators and freezers often. In-person vendors have new, fresh products for every market day.
Dear: an adjective meaning loved or beloved; heartfelt; earnest.
Farmers Market vendors love what they do. Farming is a hard life and requires endless hard work, but for those who do it, there is nothing they would rather be doing. Working in the fresh air with the land, the soil, the plants, the flowers, the animals, the fruit trees, and/or the gardens is a way of life that frees the soul and spirit. Baking all day in one's own kitchen gives a feeling of accomplishment far superior to that of working eight hours a day behind a desk. Our bakers know! They have done both jobs! Other vendors lovingly create their products as time allows: goat milk soaps; felted soaps; felted animals, birds, fish, vegetables, etc.; personal care products and pet care products; homemade crackers; dried apple slices; gluten-free granola; pure maple syrup; note cards; the list is long!
THURSDAYS 2 PM - 6 PM:
C and C Farm of Norway: Naturally-raised beef, lamb, chicken & pork products.
McAllister Farms and Farmstand of Waterford: Seasonal vegetables; McAllister's own pure maple syrup, pork and chicken.
Mamies Mountain Whoopies Scratch Bakery of South Paris: A variety of freshly baked whoopie pies (chocolate/vanilla and chocolate/peanut butter are always on the table); yeast breads (English muffin toasting bread and honey oatmeal bread are always on the table); cookies; tarts; turnovers; cake slices; cake donuts; homemade strawberry jam; muffins; sweet breads; biscuits. A different assortment every week.
Meadow Ridge Perennial Farm of Hebron: Beautiful, seasonal flower bouquets; hardy, healthy perennial plants (flowering and nonflowering); Christmas wreaths and swags; lovely note cards/envelopes.
Queen Bee Herbal of West Paris: Handmade/cured soaps for hair, face, and body; hand and body lotions; lip balm; laundry butter; stain sticks; beard balm; much more!
SATURDAYS 9 AM - 2 PM:
Wildfire Fellowship Farm of Buckfield: Certified organic, seasonal vegetables and berries.
C and C Farm of Norway
McAllister Farms and Farmstand of Waterford
Mamies Mountain Whoopies Scratch Bakery of South Paris
Dunham Farm and Velvet Hollow Sugar Works of Greenwood: The first Saturday of every month only. This is a dedicated gluten-free bakery, featuring sandwich breads; dessert bars; whoopie pies; paleo breakfast buttons and much more. Always on display in the MarketPlace are two kinds of gluten-free granola; bread crumbs; their own pure maple syrup; and, in the MarketPlace freezer, their own homemade ice cream (strawberry, maple, and maple/walnut); breads; dessert bars; and soups by the pint or quart.
JOINING US AS AN IN-PERSON VENDOR IN MID-OCTOBER! High View Farm of Harrison: Fresh dairy products.
MARKETPLACE VENDORS INCLUDE:
Durgin Dairy of Norway: Raw, sea-salted or unsalted dairy butter; yogurt; Greek yogurt; raw milk.
Back to Roots of South Woodstock: Bags of flavored popcorn (Plain Jane, Sweet & Salty, Garlic & Herb, and All Fired Up); homemade pickles; dilly beans; relish; dip mixes.
Dunham Farm of Greenwood
Valley View Orchards and Pies of Hebron: Homemade rosemary/sesame, wheat/flax, and olive/Parmesan crackers; dried apple slices; homemade soaps.
Fiddlestick Farm of Hanover: Homemade, organic, frozen ravioli: kabocha pumpkin; kale; fiddlehead; and sampler varieties.
Hooker Family Farm of Oxford: Homemade goat milk soaps; felted soaps; felted wildlife, barnyard, woodland, faeries, flowers and other creations by Stella and Bethany.
Cindys Sweets Bakery of Oxford: Frozen pastries, cheesecake slices, breads, cakes, and other baked goods.
Clay Hill Farm of Peru: Farm fresh eggs.
Rooted Earth Farm of Casco: Herbal apothecary bath & body products for people and pets.
Hungry Hollow Country Store of West Paris: Frozen meals such as macaroni and cheese; tuna casserole; quiche; shepherd's pie; beef pie; also frozen soups.
Kangas Farm of Bryant Pond: Honey Crisp, McIntosh, and Cortland apples by the bag (1/2 peck).
Beacon Blessings of Oxford: Homemade jams and jellies of many flavors.
Bussiere Goat Milk Farm of Turner: Farm fresh eggs; goat milk by the pint, quart, or gallon; soon to come - goat cheese.
Al Baraka Farm of Harrison: Farm fresh eggs.
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