FREEPORT, Maine — The Maine Grocers Association and the Maine Food Producers Alliance on Wednesday presented their annual awards to two Maine businesses.
Bow Street Market, owned by Adam and Sheila Nappi, received the 2013 Maine Grocer of the Year Award from the grocers association. Bow Street Market is a second-generation, family-owned and operated neighborhood market located in Freeport. It’s been in operation since 1946 but has gone through several expansions over the years. The latest expansion, in 2011, grew what used to be a small general store to a 15,000-square-foot grocery store that employs nearly 100 people.
GrandyOats in Brownfield, owned by Adam Anker and Nat Peirce, received the 2013 Producer of the Year Award from the food producers association. GrandyOats has been around for 34 years, but it has really taken off in the last several years. Anker and Peirce make small batches of granola by hand. GrandyOats employs 18 people and is currently growing at 30 percent year-over-year.
These awards were presented Wednesday at the fifth annual Maine Food Means Business 2013 Summit at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport.