50 Local owners open wood-fired pizza place

The owners of 50 Local have opened a wood-fired pizza restaurant with an emphasis on local foods.

Chef David Ross and his wife and general manager, Merrilee Paul, opened Owen’s Farmhouse at the end of November.

Located in a remodeled 1810 house on Main Street, the restaurant offers pizza, salads and small plates. Pizza dough choices include Neapolitan, locally-milled whole wheat and gluten-free. Pizza choices include the Blackrock, featuring tomato, mozzarella, spinach and pickled vegetables. The 12-inch pizzas range in price from $7 to $11.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 12:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Owen’s Farmhouse is located at 17 Main St. For more information, call 985-0850.


New Asian market to feature seafood, meat and take-out

Veranda Asian Market, which is being billed as the largest Asian market in Maine, held its grand opening Monday.

The market, located at 695 Forest Ave., is owned by the same family that owns the Veranda Thai and Veranda Noodle Bar restaurants on Veranda Street. The store’s hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sonka Nguyen, one of the owners, said the market has meat and seafood departments, as well as a large selection of imported fruits and vegetables. The building is equipped with a full kitchen, so take-out will be available. Nguyen said the take-out selections include roast pork barbecue, along with some dishes that are similar to what’s found on the menus at the Veranda restaurants.

Parking is available in the back of the market, off Vannah Avenue.

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Yearly ‘Taste of the Season’ is Saturday at Good Eats

Good Eats Boutique will hold its annual “Tastes of the Season” open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Visitors will be able to sample cakes, cookies and other items from the store’s holiday menu, listen to music from a string ensemble and sip coffee from the Gorham Grind.

Good Eats Boutique is located at

463 Stevens Ave. Call 773-1000.


Sample the goodies during open house at Two Fat Cats

Two Fat Cats will hold a holiday open house from 3 to 6 p.m. today.

Samples of all the items on the bakery’s holiday menu will be available so customers can taste before ordering. Free apple cider and a little sparkling wine will be served as well.

Two Fat Cats is at 47 India St. For more information, call 347-5144.


Winter farmers market to open on Saturday

The York winter farmers market will open for its third season on Saturday at the American Legion next to Hannaford at 9 Hannaford Drive.

The Winter Gateway Farmers Market will be held on nine Saturdays between December and March: Dec. 15 and 22, Jan. 5 and 19, Feb. 2 and 16 and March 2, 16 and 30. The market will run from 9 a.m. to noon, and there will be 27 to 29 vendors each Saturday.

Go to for the complete list of vendors. Vendors interested in participating should download an application from the website or contact Steph Oeser of the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce at 363-4422 or [email protected] All dates in December and February are already full.