Trailside Country Store’s primary goal is to provide locally grown and produced foods and goods to
benefit both customers and the local producers. Susan D’Allessandro, the manager, searched all over
Maine for a variety of foods, wines, beers, cheeses and dairy products, vegetables, and even condiments
that are locally sourced and healthy.
She also followed the five key values of retail: understanding her
customers’ needs, providing accessibility, proactive communication, integrity, and a high quality
product. She found that there are a lot of folks in this region that need gluten free, dairy free and
organic foods, so she has supplied those foods. She tries to buy from companies that are civic minded
and donate a percentage of their sales to charities. And she tries to honor requests for products.
The store is a unique blend of healthy food products (check out the organic, gluten free marshmallows) and
locally made craft items that offer residents and visitors alike the chance to be part of our community.
Her favorite aspect of the store, however, is learning the stories of the farmers and craftsmen that bring
their products to sell.
Check out all the store has to offer, and like the Facebook Page
Trailside Country Store Facebook Page to get updates on new products coming in every day. Or
check out the web page, http://trailside-country-store.business.site/ to find out more.