Member Spotlight:

Gifford's Ice Cream

For more than 40 years, Gifford’s Ice Cream has been making real, creamy ice cream with fresh ingredients. Each year, they serve more than one million cones at their 5 family-owned and operated stands in Maine. They also sell over 2 million gallons of ice cream in grocery stores, independent ice cream shops, colleges, universities, and restaurants.
Gifford’s has 100 unique ice cream flavors, frozen yogurts, sherbets, and sorbets, and each and every flavor is real New England. They source their fresh cream and milk from local dairy farms, and get their wild berries from just up the road. They have won awards across the country and around the world, including being named Ice Cream Grand Champion for 5 straight years at the World Dairy Expo!
Visit the Farmington stand at 293 Main Street. Learn more by visiting their website at or by calling 207-778-3617.


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Downtown Farmington

Farmington, the Shire Town of Franklin County, is nestled in the foothills of Maine’s High Peaks, only 45 minutes from Augusta and 90 minutes from Portland. We are the gateway to Maine's Lakes and Mountains region, and we invite you to stop along your way.

Not sure where to start? Take the Walk Around Farmington trail. Soon you'll notice that Farmington is one of Maine’s best-preserved downtowns. Here among our beautiful historic buildings, you will find a wonderful array of independently-owned shops and eateries, farmers markets, and contemporary professional services. Locally-made goods highlight quality Maine workmanship and friendly faces appear in every doorway.

Spend a day with us--park (for free!) in one of several convenient locations, lose yourself in our eclectic shops, enjoy a meal (without having to drive!) and finish with a movie or a cultural event at our University of Maine at Farmington campus.


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