Monday, January 30, 2012

Why Did The Chicken Cross the Road?

We are lucky to have some wonderful sources of locally grown foods in the area I live. There are also several markets nearby. Recently, a menu arrived in the mail from New Gloucester Village Store tempting us with its bakery, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soups, and wood-fired brick oven pizza.

Once we visited the store we discovered that they also stock a wide variety of wine, beer, groceries, local produce, meats, cheeses, eggs, and other specialty foods. Their menu offers a variety of home made meals made from locally sourced meats and vegetables and they also have plenty of room to sit down for a bite to eat. You can grab coffee, breakfast egg sandwiches, and omelets during the week and sit down for a nice brunch on the weekends. We've been back several times and have enjoyed the food, friendliness, and the atmosphere.

I immediately became a Facebook Fan of the New Gloucester Village Store where they post daily soups, special events (wine tasting!), and was amused with the frequent posts that included photos of a chicken posing in the store.

Last week wcsh6, a local TV station broadcasted a segment on L.C. the chicken and the New Gloucester Village Store.

Today, L.C. was featured in two local newspapers. The Portland Press Herald and the Sun Journal: Why L.C. the Chicken Crossed the Road.

If you are in the New Gloucester, Maine area be sure to stop on in the New Gloucester Village Store! They are located on 405 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, Maine.


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    1. The video really makes me smile each time I watch it. The children are wonderful on camera.

  2. And the next time I'm in the New Gloucester area, I'm going to make a trip to the store in hopes of seeing LC on her daily rounds.

  3. I love being from Me for stories like this. I have family roots in the New Gloucester area. I love that great small towns can be so fun and do important work.

  4. Love it! She is a darling and I love the store and their adoption of her. Long live LC!

  5. That's terrific - both the chicken and the fact that you have such a great source of locally grown food. LC is great!