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Go to our COVID 19 Page For Information On Our Emergency Farm Stand And Other Changes.  Our days open and hours may change as the product availability changes. Please check back for daily updates as to schedule and availability.

  • 79 Wardtown Road,
  • Freeport, Maine  04032;
  • Per CDC and UMAINE; Prebagged, Grab-and-go;
  • Cash or check only.

FARM STAND HOURS THIS WEEK

  • Freeport Food Pantry – We are working with Freeport Community Services to make up a limited number of bags for the Food Pantry.  These will be available at the Freeport Community Services Food Pantry during regular Food Pantry hours.
  • Sunday April 5, 2020 – Always Closed on Sunday
  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday – Closed
  • Wednesday – Open for CSA pickup only
    • Noon to 6:30 pm
  • Thursday – Open to the public
    • 8 am to 10 am, Ages 60 and older
    • 10 am to 6 pm, everyone
  • Friday – Open to the public
    • 8 am to 10 am, Ages 60 and older
    • 10 am to 6 pm, everyone
  • Saturday – Open to the public
    • 8 am to noon, everyone
  • Sunday – Always Closed on Sunday 

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY THIS WEEK – Subject To Change, But It’s Our Best Guess:

Fresh Vegetables – Mesclun, Arugula, Mache, Baby Chard, Baby Kale, Hakurei Turnips, Rainbow Chard, Belgian Endive,

Fresh Herbs – Flat Parsley, Curly Parsley, Micro Mustard, Thyme, Chives, Mint.

Storage Vegetables – Rutabaga, Purple Top Turnip, Golden Globe Turnip, Daikon Radish, Parsnips, Carrots,  Potatoes – Red Skin/Gold inside, and Purple Skin/Gold inside, Fingerlings.

Our Own Laughing Stock Farm Prepared Products – Green Sauerkraut, Red Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Arugula Pesto.

OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE from local ag producers.

Fairwinds Farm, Topsham, Maine – Dry goods; Soldier Beans, Kidney Beans, Navy Beans, Yellow Eye Beans, Jacob’s Cattle Beans, Popcorn

Luce’s Meat of North Anson, Maine – Frozen Meats; Beef Hamburger, Pork Chops, Pork Liver, Pork Sausage – Breakfast, Sweet Italian, Chorizo.

THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THESE RULES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We and many of our CSA members are in (or rapidly approaching) the high risk age group.  Further, we have CSA members in treatment for cancer and other conditions.  Although these folks will not be visiting the farm during this time, we will be making bags for them so we want to keep the area as safe as possible.

  • Do NOT come to the farm:
    • If you have any cold or flu like symptoms,
    • If you have traveled by any public transit system in the last 14 days,
    • If you have arrived in Maine from any highly affected area in the last 14 days; for example metro New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, or any other highly affected area.
    • If you know, or think that you have been exposed,
    • If you are self-quarantined for any reason,
    • For CSA members ONLY, if you can’t pass these rules, we will make a bag and bring it to your car if you contact us in advance.
  • Keep at least 6 feet between you and other customers in the farm stand.
    • Limit the farm stand to 4 People at a time.  If there are more than 4 people in the farm stand, it is too crowded, please wait outside for someone to leave.
  • Use the plastic gloves and plastic bags provided to collect what you want to buy.  Do NOT use reusable bags.
  • CASH AND CHECKS – Many people have expressed a serious concern about handling cash.  Based on the most recent guidance from the New England Journal of Medicine that it is unlikely that the virus can survive on cardboard surfaces for more than 24 hours, we are sealing and segregating our received cash and checks for 7 days.
    • Please deposit all payments into the “Payment” container and take all change from the “Change” container.
      • We will seal all payments in plastic bags for 7 days before we deposit cash and checks.
      • All cash available from the “Change” container will come from a bag that has been segregated for 7 days to minimize the chance of any live virus.
    • Use our provided plastic gloves to handle cash, checks, and make change.

Non-Contact Payment – We have evaluated several different “non-contact” payment methods and decided against all of them.  Unfortunately, all these services would require that we raise our prices by 5% to 10% to cover the service charges and may take up to 2 weeks to implement.  We are trying to keep our prices as low as possible, especially during this crisis, and to react as quickly as possible.  For the foreseeable future we will continue to accept only CASH AND CHECKS, see above.  If this changes, we’ll post the change here.

FREQUENT UPDATES – We apologize that this page has become so long and has changed so often.  This situation is changing daily and we are trying very hard to keep up with all available guidance.  Please read this entire section before contacting us.  Please contact us if this page does not answer your questions.
 
Go to our detailed periodic messages at these links:

Welcome To Our Family Owned Farm

Fall Farm 2 WebOh yes, I remember now.  We’re a farm.  Laughing Stock Farm is a four season, family owned vegetable farm located in Freeport, Maine. We have been serving the restaurant, retail, and consumer markets from Freeport to Kennebunkport since 1996. Four season farming in our 20,000 square feet of winter greenhouses allows us to provide fresh, local produce to our CSA shareholders, restaurants and retailers all winter, while our 12 outside acres rest for the coming April.

If you are a consumer interested in purchasing our vegetables, visit our Community Supported Agriculture or CSA link above to see details of how our CSA works, as well as how you can buy your Summer and Winter farm shares.

Squash Summer Zephyr WebIf you are a consumer wondering where you can experience our products prepared by some of the best chefs in Maine, you should visit the Wholesale link above, too.

If you are a restaurant or retail establishment in the Freeport to Wells area interested in offering our produce to your customers, visit our Wholesale link above, too.

The Eat Local Cookbook

Tomato Cherry Sun Gold WebA while back “The Eat Local Cookbook”, written by your farmer Lisa Turner, was published by Downeast Books.  To find out more about this, including how you can get one, follow this link to the Cookbook.