On Friday (Jan. 3), our farmstore on Route 27 in New Sharon reopens following our annual winter break. Store hours are 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. We are also open by chance, and someone is in the plant nearly every day. About 40 percent of our farmstore business comes outside the posted hours.
Although the store is reopening, the threat of heavy snow has prompted the Midcoast Winter Famers Market to cancel for Jan. 3. Snowfall in southern Maine is forecast to be heavier than here. As of this writing, the Bath Winter Farmers Market will be open on Saturday (Jan. 4) as usual, 9 a.m. to noon in the Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St.