I was in Sanford at the Saturday Farmer's Market recently, and stopped in to see what progress they'd made since they first opened about a month or so ago. It's a lot of progress. When we were there, the shop was lively with quite a few people shopping and looking around. They have an extensive selection of German products, cans, jars, packages. They also have a nice deli section with everything from potato salad to fine sausages and meats. Something for everyone who loves German food.
They also have a nice selection of German Beers, probably the best selection in the area, with fair prices. I'd guess that if you can't find your favorite German beer here, it's not to be found in the state!
As if that weren't enough, they also have a fine (and growing) selection of home brewing supplies!
Grains, malt extracts, hops, yeast, and brewing equipment, they have it all, and a wish-list for what they do not have. A brief conversation told me that they have quite a few people signed up for home brewing classes, too. This is a great addition.
As if that wasn't enough, I have just learned that one of their long time employees, Janet, is writing a blog about her experiences and the selection of food items at the Market. The blog is called Magnolia Square Market's Blog, or American Girl in a German Deli Blog! Check it out, it's very interesting. And if you spend any time at the Willow Tree, you will recognize Janet, she's often the hostess, and the server for Alive After Five events.
I really like this place and am sure to be back. Check it out!