Friday, September 11, 2009

Casco Bay Soap Co. Soaps Now Available In The Mid-Coast

I am very excited to announce that Casco Bay Soap Co. soaps are now available in another store! I have now expanded to the Mid Coast...specifically Rockport. Farmers Fare! Check out some photos of this fantastic new place below.

The girls in the hen house...

One of the gardens...

A Peek Inside....

Nice, big, bright open space!

(Farmers Fare, Rt. 90 Rockport, during the construction phase.)

This fantastic new place being built, and actually opening next week has soo much to offer. I dropped off a nice selection of soap and got a tour of the building. What a beautiful space they have created! It is going to be a very exciting place to shop for all thing Maine. Space for eating fresh prepared foods, WIFI, shopping for local cheeses, dairy, meats, gourmet food products, a greenhouse and outdoor garden, hen house, bee hives, and so much more! Thank you Farmers Fare, I am happy to be working with you.

Here is some information from their site....and you can view more about them here: They also have a slide show on this page.

The five acres of land from the former Erickson farm at the corner of Cross Street and Route 90 in Rockport, Maine will remain what it has always been: a beautiful, organic pasture and farm land.

About half of the five acres of land is devoted to growing food. In the future, our nursery will offer new and old varieties of Maine fruits and vegetables, such as green gage plums. A wetland in the middle of the property will be used to grow plants that have been cultivated by Native Americans for medicinal aids, such as high bush cranberries and cow parsnip.

In planning our market building, we chose to echo the width and length of a classic New England barn. In addition, we are using materials from Maine, including hemlock, pine, tables, and chairs, even light bulbs. Our builders are local Mainers. The building is wrapped in an L-shaped open porch, which acts as an outdoor year-round market. We will offer varieties of apples in barrels, pumpkins, Native American baskets, flowers and Christmas greens reflecting the personality of the seasons.

Walking into the building, you go through swinging doors into an open space with barn trusses and tall ceilings. Tucked in a corner is the butcher. Displays of vegetables, fruits and products using regional ingredients are placed throughout the open space. The displays are waist-high in the center of the space, so people can spot each other across the room.

Beyond these food displays is the cafe, with long pine tables inviting neighbors and friends to sit and enjoy coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads, and other local foods. You can access the lower level of the cafe by walking down the broad pine staircase-which will be open so as to keep the sense of space. Downstairs will be a fully equipped kitchen that services the café, and community rooms which are open to the public and used by Farmers Fare for educational purposes and community purposes.

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