Monday, September 23, 2013

Approaching 3 months open

It's fall!  Can you believe it?  Fossa's General Store has been open for 3 months come Friday the 27th and it has zoomed by. 
We now work with almost 65 LOCAL farmers & producers; some with only berries seasonally and others that make 1 or 2 deliveries a week! 

We use only 3 'traditional' vendors; Maine Distributors for our Maine Root soda, Dennis Paper for our paper goods, dishes and other kitchen supplies and Pepsi who provides 3 types of soda only but quality juices, water etc.  Pepsi also generously provides coolers for our store front.

Fossa's Kitchen is cookin' up more and more food made with as many local ingredients as we can!  ...and we are coming up with more recipes as the cooler weather approaches... Our pizza is selling better and better and people are becoming more adventurous in choosing their combination of toppings :)

You can now find our Homemade Pizza Dough for sale in our storefront freezer.  It is my own recipe and made fresh, bagged and frozen and will keep for a long time in your freezer.

We are adding more and more items to our bakery display case both from our producers and from our own kitchen.
We are becoming a “Bread Headquarters” with our own homemade bread & biscuits to producers providing their own unique breads.

We just got word from the Dept. of Ag that we can have 4 tables in the storefront (no waiting on you though, that is another kind of license), so that during the cold months you can buy a pizza or other food / drink and sit and watch the traffic on Main Street :)
That will be coming in the near future.

As the holidays approach and veggies are less abundant, Fossa's will carry more gifts and decorating items.  We are getting a new line of jewelry in this week (turquoise, beads & stones), we have awesome stick ponies, walking sticks, ice fishing traps, soaps, wreaths, Indian corn, pumpkins... so much more; we are a true General Store!

Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am to 7 pm
Sundays 11 am to 4 pm
Closed on Mondays...

Thanks to all that are supporting your LOCAL farmers & producers and Fossa's General Store.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

2nd Month down and lots of growing...

Fossa's General Store on 4 Main Street in Dexter has just finished it's 2nd month in business and we are please to say it is growing in leaps and bounds!
We now represent over 60 LOCAL Farmers and Producers within the store and still growing.
Fossa's is truely a "General" Store carrying everything from produce & pickles, milk &d Maine Soda, meats & coffee, note paper, greeting cards, fish flies & ice fishing supplies to gifts and decorating the home items

Our kitchen is growing daily as we come up with new ideas with an old fashion 'comfort food' twist.
We boast our Wood Fired Brick Oven that we cook designer pizzas, Fossa's Hand Pies and so much more.  We will be doing artisan breads in the near future.

Fossa's Hours are:
Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am to 7 pm
Sundays 11 am to 4
Closed on Mondays

We do daily posts to our Facebook page of specials, products and new daily items...

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Event at Rogers Farm

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at Rogers Farm on September 10th at 6:00pm for Dividing Perennial Plants with a special focus on Iris.

Fall is a great time to divide perennial plants.  Mary Betts will demonstrate how to divide different types of iris while Kate Garland offer tips and show how to divide other perennial plants.

No reservation is needed and the event will be held rain or shine.

Rogers Farm in located on the Bennoch Road in Stillwater. From I-95 take exit 193. Turn right onto Stillwater Ave, at the third traffic light take a left onto Bennoch Road. Travel 1.5 miles. Rogers Farm will be on your right across from the University Research Farm. You will see the farm buildings on your left.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation (please allow two weeks for a disability request), call 207.942.7396.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for almost 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. 

UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.