Friday, December 5, 2014

New winter hours

Starting next week, we are going to have new hours. We will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-6pm and on Sunday from 12-5pm.

The store is packed with wonderful treats and gift ideas. Here are a few of them:

NEW ITEM!! Locally handmade clutch purses from chip bags and candy wrappers

All natural face cream

Jams and peanut butters


BBQ sauces and hot sauces

All natural bees wax lip balm

Excellent macaroons!

Four Winds Farm soaps, sachets and dryer balls

Fine olives, olive oil and dressings from Lakonia

Honey and honeycomb

Christian Ridge Pottery - apple and potato bakers

We have much more available and we look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving and farm member cards

We are very grateful for all of you who have supported us over the years and continue to do so, as well as all the new people who have found us. Thank you for sticking with us as we grow and hopefully serve you better!

We are open every day Thanksgiving week:
   Thursday through Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.

For a variety of factors, we have decided to discontinue the farm membership card program. We will no longer be signing up new members.
    ~ Current members - You may add any amount you want onto you current card by the end of the year as long as you use it by March 31st. After March 31st, 2015, we will no longer be accepting farm cards as payment and everyone will need to use cash or credit/debit card.

If you have any questions, please call (239-0442) or ask when you are here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Apples, Thanksgiving pies and store update

We have a new freezer! The freezer is stocked with meat from Maine Family Farms and other local farms, cranberries from Ricker Hill Orchards and pies from Valley View Orchard Pies.

Stay tuned for more equipment coming that should make your experience at the store much more pleasant! We are very grateful that the Lord made this grant possible and awarded to us!

We still have apples for picking. Goldrush is our last apple of the season. It is a very long storing apple that can be used for either baking or fresh eating. During apple picking season, we'll be open 7 days a week. Check out Facebook or this site for the hours. A quick run down: Monday-Thursday 12:00-6:00pm; Friday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm.

We are freshly stocked with goat's milk products - cheeses, milk and yogurt - and pies. We will be getting more Bert's Awesome Stuff (pickles) -hopefully Saturday - which has been very popular.

THANKSGIVING PIES: If you would like a pie for Thanksgiving, please let us know by Tuesday 11/18. You may call or stop in. The pies will be delivered early Thanksgiving week and they can be picked up Tuesday or Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. If it's easier for you to get your pie Thanksgiving day, we will be open in the morning.

Some of the most popular flavors of pie are raspberry-rhubarb (my new personal favorite!!), Bumbleberry (a mix of strawberry, blueberry, rhubarb, apples and raspberries with a crumb topping), apple crisp, pumpkin and blueberry, but they also have pecan, apple-blueberry, apple-raspberry, strawberry-rhubarb, Key-Lime and chocolate French Silk.

Raspberry Rhubarb $12.99

Blueberry $12.99

Key Lime $17.99

Pecan $15.99

 Strawberry Rhubarb $12.99

chocolate French Silk $17.99

See you soon!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Apple picking and special event!

Another special event is happening this coming Saturday - we will have cranberries and cider (both apple cider and apple-cranberry cider) from Ricker Hill Orchards in Turner, Maine! We'll have free samples of the ciders and both cider and cranberries will be 10% off on Saturday only.

People have really been enjoying the cider, and some have become hooked on the carbonated cider - a delicious twist on a fall favorite! Check it our when you're here!

Apple picking will also begin again on Saturday with Goldrush. This is a delicious apple that can be used for fresh eating or baking and will store a long time.

The store will be open and we will have the usual stock of goodies - cheeses, olives and olive oil, pies, whoopie pies, jams, peanut butters, pickles and much more! We'll look forward to seeing you this weekend! We are open 9am-6pm on Friday and Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Apple pause

Due to heavy picking - thank you to everyone who came and picked!! - we are picked out of apples for a short time. We'll have more ready around the 3rd week of October. We'll post when they are ready again.

We'll end the season with Crimson Topaz and Goldrush, which is below:


We still have tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, gourds and harvested raspberries (no U-Pick) along with many other treats in the store. Please stop in and see all we have!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Exciting Saturday event!!

We are planning to have special events during the year and our first one is this Saturday, October 11th,  10am-4pm. "Meet the Beekeeper" day! We will have Garrett Keniston, the man who keeps the bees here on Plowshares Farm.  He is a wealth of information about everything relating to bees and will have fascinating information to share.

We are still picking apples as well. 2 kinds are ripe this week: Enterprise, which is a wonderful baking apple that will keep it's shape no matter what you're cooking up - unless it's applesauce!! ;-) - and will store for up to 6 months in the refrigerator. The other kind is Florina, one of my favorites, which is a wonderful fresh eating apple. Four more apples are ripening between now and early November, so stay tuned.



The store will be open and we will also have free pie and whoopie pie sampling. Tell your friends and come and check it all out!

Key Lime




Red Velvet


Our hours are Monday-Thursday noon-6:30pm and Friday and Saturday 9am-6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Apples, pumpkins, cider and so much more!

We are still picking apples! 2 varieties are ripe this week - Enterprise and Florina. Our hours through October will be noon-7pm Monday - Thursday and 9am - 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday, closed Sundays. 3 more apples are ripening later in October and Goldrush apple will finish off our apple harvest with great taste in early November.

Enterprise (below) is a great baking apple that will store in your fridge for up to 6 months. We also like it for fresh eating.

Florina (below) is a wonderful crisp, juicy fresh eating apple, aromatic and sweet-tart. One of my favorites!

In addition, we also have local cider! Regular cider in gallons, half gallons and 8oz sizes, cranberry apple (Cran-Breeze) in half gallons, and carbonated regular cider and cranberry apple cider. We think you will like this addition! Good flavor - nicely tart!

Also, fall honey from Lover's Lane Honey in southern Gorham is here! It's a darker, richer honey than our summer honey. A big treat for honey lovers!

From our farm's bees, we have summer honey, honey comb, "chunk" honey (a jar of honey with a chunk of honey comb in it) and small 3oz gift jars of honey.

For you chocolate lovers, especially lovers of fine chocolate, we are freshly stocked with local chocolates from Black Dinah Chocolatiers. We carry an assortment of their barks, caramels and truffle chocolates. The caramels and truffles are nested in boxes of 8 and are true works of art. We have a box of each available for you to look at so you can see these amazing creations!

We also now carry pumpkin pies and pecan pies. This is the best pecan pie we have ever tasted! Lots of other pies also available.

In addition, we also have pumpkin cream cheese whoopie pies! We still have all our other flavors - red velvet, lemon, peanut butter, chocolate mint, chocolate strawberry and, of course, classic.

We have pumpkins, squash and gourds harvested and ready for you to pick up.

We still have tomatoes and raspberries all harvested and ready in the store for you. A great selection of other items - meats, cheeses, jams, peanut butters, pickles and much more! You can see a few things below. Come and visit soon!