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Charleston Farm to reopen meat market in Dover-Foxcroft

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — When the Countryside Meat Market closed its doors last spring, the Dover-Foxcroft community lost a long-time source for meat and friendly local service. The owners had retired and the store was up for sale.

But now Heartstone Farm is planning to reopen the market on Saturdays starting Oct. 19. The farm raises 100 percent grass fed beef on 500 acres in Charleston. The farm and has been renting the meat market for storage and distribution since June.

“People have been coming by and asking if we are going to reopen as a meat market,” according to Dan Kaplan of Heartstone Farm. “We decided to try it — and we’re very excited to get people to try our gourmet grass fed beef.”

The market will offer the farm’s beef — including ground beef, stew meat, roasts and steaks.

“We’ll be offering free samples each week,” Kaplan said.

Heartstone Farm sells its beef directly to consumers on its website. “Our business has exploded in the past few months,” Kaplan said. “We’re shipping to hundreds of customers all over the US each month.”

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