The general stores are one stop shop for grabbing a coffee and some breakfast snack with friends and families, picking up raw farm grocesseries, hardware tools for some home projects or even trying out some clothing lines. With picturesque and quintessentially New England outlook, these classic convenience stores provide that artisan feel about them that adds up to its attraction quotient. Following mentioned are 5 of the best classic New England general stores that can be found in the Maine land.
Here Are The 5 Classic New England General Stores In Maine:
Stutzman’s Farm Stand and Bakery
This general store at northwoods outpost is run by third-generation farmers. Apart from offering home-baked breads and Wood-fired pizzas made out of their own crops, the place also contains an kids’ playing area and also a stage to portray the talents of local musicians on Sunday brunches.
New Gloucester Village Store
The New Gloucester Village Store is a century old general store located in Maine, United States of America. Since 1890s, the store is offering delicious regional themed organic flavored sandwiches for breakfast with egg, pastrami and Swiss flavors being the highlights of the menu. Off late, it has also extended its menu to include brick-oven made pizzas with local fresh meats and a notable wine collection.
Sheepscot General Store
Located in a tiny community of Whitefield, Maine, the store offers different organic products like dry and crunchy goods, organic pastries etc. Apart from these, the General store also promotes local talents in open mic nights, indie folk concerts, drums circles and also holds yoga classes to exhibit its versatility.
Hope General Store
This classic general store ideally fits in the neighborhood of a carpenter store and the blacksmith in the artisan crossroad in the main intersection in pastoral Hope. With its amazingly delicious sandwiches and homemade fresh, frothy and fizzy beer stock, makes this place a must visit if you are looking for a store with a retro feel.
Located in the heart of the north Smyrna’s Amish community, this place is an ideal meeting point for friends and family. The outdoor handcrafted sitting arrangement adds that extra catch to the store. Apart from arrangement, look and feel, stockwise this place is a all under one roof shop with offerings ranging from various books, handmade candles to hand tools and horse tackle etc.
With new era of modern proprietors catching up and trying to take over, these classic convenience stores are not going down without a fight, by looking to incorporate art performance stages and also promoting local talents in art and artisanal bakery front.