Foothills Eat Local Challenge
To celebrate the abundance of our local harvest, we’re encouraging people to eat at or from different farms or businesses that feature local foods during the months of August and September.
To participate, grab a submission form from the information booth at our Friday night Farmers' Market and follow the steps below!
How it Works:
Step 1: Eat Local
Eat at or from local farms or businesses that use local goods! This could mean visiting a local farmers’ market, stopping at a pick-your-own farm, shopping at a community grocer or food co-op, or grabbing a bite from a restaurant that uses locally-sourced ingredients.
Step 2: Take Note
Write down the names and locations of the local farms and businesses you supported, along with your name and contact information on the submission form
Step 3: Win Prizes
Mail the form to the Alan Day Community Garden and you'll be entered into a raffle to win a prize from our local partners for supporting our food system here in the Foothills. The first prize is a $250 gift card to Fare Share Food Co-op and the second prize is a $100 gift certificate to Fairwinds Farm.
Local Food Providers
Below is a running list of local farms and food businesses that offer local foods. If you would like to be added to the list or know of another business to support, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Farmers' Market offers a variety of locally sourced foods including produce, honey, baked goods, and even made-to-order pizza. The market is open on Fridays from 5:00 to 8:00pm July 7th through August 25th at 26 Whitman Street in Norway.
The Bridgton Farmers' Market is located on the Depot Street Green behind Reny's, rain or shine. The Market runs Saturdays, 8:00am to 12:00pm through October.
Goss Berry Farm provides a variety of pick-your-own berries, potatoes, and flowers. The farm is located at 311 Elm Street in Mechanic Falls and is open Monday - Friday 8:00am-7:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm
Waterford Farmers' Market
The Waterford Farmers’ Market takes places every Monday, 2:00pm-5:00pm, June-September on the Common across from Keoka Lake.
Family farm and orchard, Ricker Hill offers U-Pick apples starting in September. The farm also has a country store with fresh, local goods, and a sugar shack open during the sugaring months. There are also a variety of activities at the farm such as birthday parties, school tours, and disc golf for visitors to enjoy. Ricker Hill Orchard is located at 295 Buckfield Road in Turner and is open daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm March through December.
Fairwinds Farm is a family owned and operated farm that sells local produce, flowers, and eggs, along with a variety of jams and homemade preserves. Their farmstand is located at 346 Skeetfield Road in Oxford and is open 9:00am-5:00pm every day.
Le Mu Eats is a Modern American Restaurant that incorporates South-Asian flavors and local Maine ingredients into its meals. Le Mu offers dine-in and takeout options and is open Tuesday though Saturday, 12:00-8:00pm. Located at 119 Main Street in Bethel.
Saint's Hill Farm is a family owned farm in Greenwood that specializes in pasture raised chicken, pork, and beef. You can purchase from them at the Norway Farmers' Market or reach out through their Facebook page to place an order.
Baker Hill Bees
Baker Hill Bees specializes in honey, comb honey, chunk honey, and a variety of honey based products. You can purchase from them by visiting the Norway Farmers' Market.
Nezinscot Farm began as the first Organic Dairy in the state of Maine. Through the desire to diversify, the passion for good food and sustainability they expanded Nezinscot Farm to encompass a Gourmet Food Shop, Cafe & Bakery, Fromagerie, Charcuterie, and Fiber Studio. The farm is open Wednesday through Sunday 7:00am to 5:00pm at 284 Turner Center Road in Turner.
Middle Intervale Farm is run by the Carter family and has a variety of produce, dairy, and meat products. They are located at 758 Intervale Road in Bethel and are open 7:30 am to 8:00 pm daily
The Waterford Inne is a bed and breakfast located on a historic homestead that offers locally sourced breakfasts for its guests and farm to table dinners in their barn. Located 258 Chadbourne Road in Waterford, the barn dinners are on weekends 5:00 to 9:00 pm and require a reservation
Wandering Root Farm is a certified organic, community-minded vegetable and seedling operation dedicated to making locally grown food accessible to all. Their produce is available at the Bethel and Waterford Farmers' Markets.
The Local Hub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Hub made bread, bagels, and English muffins. They also have a market with many local offerings. Located at 224 Main Street in Greenwood the Hub is open Thursday through Sunday 7:00am to 3:00pm
Thunder Hill Farm specializes in grass fed, Scottish Highland beef as well as pork, chicken, turkey, and seasonal vegetables. They have a farm stand located at 42 Bell Road in Waterford and can also be found at the Waterford, Harrison, and Bridgton Farmers' Markets.
The Friendly Ewe is a Sheep Dairy and Farmstead that sells sheep dairy products and fiber. Their store is located at 344 Sumner Road in Hartford open 2:00pm -6:00pm on Thursdays and their products can be found at the Bethel Farmers' Market
The Oxbow Beer Garden is a local brewery that serves pizza with Maine grains and locally sourced toppings. They are located at 420 Main Street in Oxford and are open 4:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday and Thursday, 12:00pm to 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday, and 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Sunday.
Fare Share offers a wide variety of locally sourced groceries - anything which a green label is made in Maine! Fare Share is open every day 10am-7pm and is located at 443 Main Street in Norway
Norway Brewing Co. is a family-owned microbrewery that has family-friendly taproom open year-round, as well as a spacious beer garden during the warmer months. They tailor both their beer and food to suit the season with the goal of using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. Norway Brewing Co. is located at 237 Main Street in Norway and is open Wednesday - Friday 3:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 11:00am - 9:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wallingford's offers a variety of U-Pick berries, apples, and pumpkins and has a delicious selection of baked goods for sale as well. Along with their bakery and orchards, Wallingford's also has a backyard with a corn maze, kids' play area, and petting zoo. Located at 1240 Perkins Ridge Road in Auburn, Wallingford's is open 8am-6pm daily.
Conant Acres is a fifth generation family farm that specializes in dairy and livestock. They have a wide variety of products available in their farm store including meats, dairy, ice cream, produce, and baked goods. Located at 55 Canton Point Road in Canton, the farm store is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm.